How Protein Helps You Burn More BodyFat

As a lot of you know I have been a Personal Trainer for the past 34 years and in that time I have trained over 25,000 clients both in-person and online. Back in 1983 when I first started training clients I had a heck of a time trying to explain protein and how important it is in helping you rev your metabolism, maintain your body’s muscle which in turn burns more fat. Back then my clients had no idea what protein was and forget it when I tried to explain what amino acids were; they just looked at me like I was a little out there! They probably thought that protein was only for Bodybuilders or athletes, so I just focused on designing their diets with plenty of chicken, turkey, lean beef, egg whites, cottage cheese etc…

Over the years media and food manufacturers have keyed in on protein in there ads, they actually made my job easier. Now when I tell clients they need more protein in their daily diet, they already know what I’m talking about. Women especially need more protein in their diet when they are over 40.

Your body’s muscle is “Your Metabolic Machinery”. The less muscle you have the slower your metabolism and the more muscle you maintain your metabolism should stay normal as you age. In my women’s weight loss program I balance out the protein in the diet menus so that you’ll have a more constant energy level throughout the day, your blood sugar will be normalized and constant and following the exercise routines in the fitover40 program you will build back and regain that valuable muscle you lost over the years.

How Protein Helps You Burn Fat

It has been shown that the average person can burn up to an extra 100 calories per day when they have a high level of protein in their diet. Protein not only boosts your metabolism it reduces your appetite and also increases the production of weight regulating hormones.

Protein and its role in increasing Hormones that Regulate Weight Gain.

Everybody’s weight is regulated by your hypothalamus gland which is located in your brain.

Higher protein intake increases the production of Glucagon-like Peptide-1(GLP-1) and Cholecystokinin (stimulates the digestion of fat and protein).

Protein also reduces production Ghrelin (hunger hormone). These hormone production shifts curbs your appetite and you end up eating fewer calories throughout the day.

You can go through the process of researching and finding the leanest protein’s that are available and then incorporate them into your diet by yourself; but do you know how many ounces of each protein gives you the correct grams of protein per meal? What about the essential amino acids in each protein (also known as complete proteins)?

Or you could just order my for Women and just follow the program, the protein is already calculated and you’ll start burning Fat from all over your body!

Whatever you do, start a program of exercising and eating a lower calorie diet that contains more protein.

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