Protein is one of the most important factors for healthy bodily functions and weight control, so let’s take a look at why protein is so important and how it can help you.
What are the Benefits of Protein?
1. Protein makes you feel fuller
One of the most important benefits of eating plenty of protein is that it helps you feel fuller after a meal. This is important because it will prevent overeating and help you practice good portion control, but remember it is always important to eat slowly!
2. Protein helps you burn calories
Another benefit of protein is that it helps us burn calories during digestion. This means that eating protein gives a greater overall calorie burn which is one of the reasons I always recommend having protein with every single meal.
3. Protein contributes to leaner muscles
Finally, eating plenty of high-quality protein along with participating in a good resistance training program helps build lean muscle. Having a higher percentage of lean muscle means your body will burn calories more efficiently. For example, someone with more muscle mass will burn more calories while sleeping than someone with less muscle mass.
Almost every time we begin helping someone build healthier eating habits, he or she is actually eating less protein than they think they are. Are you eating enough protein yourself?
Request a free consultation with a Levo professional today and see if you are truly harnessing the full power of protein!