You’re sticking to your calorie plan . . . you’re exercising . . . and the scale isn’t budging.
It’s enough to drive you mad.
But the scale can be very tricky—and what looks like a plateau could be something else entirely.
Play the video to find out what to do!
Want to lose weight without starving or slowing your metabolism? Eat (or drink) your protein!
A newly published article provides further scientific proof that upping protein consumption while you cut calories protects your muscle mass and encourages greater fat loss.
As I’ve written elsewhere, protein is one of a girl’s (or a guy’s) best friends. It keeps you satisfied longer and reduces hunger—even when you’re eating less.
But today let’s focus on how this superstar nutrient helps prevent loss of muscle during calorie restriction.
This is hugely important because losing muscle has numerous devastating consequences.
- It means creating a slower metabolism.
- Becoming proportionately fatter even if you’re taking off “weight” on the scale.
- Losing strength and balance.
- Looking flabbier even if you end up smaller.
- Finally, it means a much greater likelihood of regaining every pound you lose.
So how much protein do you need?
The value of increased protein consumption isn’t new to those who follow the research (or to the resistance-training community). But I hope this new study, published in the September issue of The FASEB Journal, will help silence the utterly incorrect notion that [click to keep reading…]