Protein is one of the most important nutrients you can put in your body (as long as it is in the right form). Protein is found all over your entire body – it helps make up your organs, bones, muscles, skin, hair, nails and even your hormones.
Protein is well known for contributing to weight loss – here are 3 ways protein can help you achieve the body you want and in a healthy way…
- Protein helps to control your appetite, reduce cravings and helps you feel fuller for longer. When you increase your intake of the right sort of protein you will eat less of the crap/sugary foods and eat less overall. Make sure you are choosing protein sources that are nutrient rich and low in saturated fats. Eg. Oily fish, lean meat, eggs, Arbonne Protein powder, almonds, chia seeds, spinach, quinoa to name a few.
- Protein influences your metabolic rate – it has the largest thermal effect of any macronutrient. When your body processes protein, you actually burn more calories (compared to carbs and fat)
- When losing weight, what you ultimately want to do is get rid of FAT. But often this can lead to losing muscle (which you don’t want to do). If you increase your protein, you are more likely to get rid of fat and not muscle.
If you are having trouble getting protein into your day, start the day with a Protein Shake. I recommend Arbonne Protein Powder – it comes in Chocolate or Vanilla and is packed full of nutrients, vitamins & minerals. If you want to check out the range, visit www.amandaferguson.arbonne.com or if you want to try a sample pack, click here to send me an email.