What is Protein?
Protein is an important macronutrient that is involved in nearly all bodily functions and processes. It is an essential dietary nutrient for healthy living and it plays a key role in exercise recovery.
Protein can be an important part of your diet in order to achieve your weight loss goal.
Four main areas where protein has a direct effect on weight loss:
- Keeps you full, longer
- Helps preserve lean body mass
- Uses more energy to break down compared to carbohydrates or fats (thermic effect of food)
- Can be more difficult to store as body fat
Other beneficial effects of protein – it can:
- Strengthen bones
- Reduce muscle loss during aging
- Improve wound healing
Check out the video below “How Does Protein Affect Weight Loss?”