Are high protein diet foods actually good for you? Can they help you lose long-term weight?
There is so much literature out there saying “yes” to a high protein diet and how it helps satisfies ones hunger pains. But in the next breath, you stumble upon research that says “no” to a high protein diet and that it is best to have a variety from all food group sources. All of the information on the Internet, books, magazines and even word of mouth can be quite confusing.
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One of the first and most important things to realize is that everyone’s body chemical make-up is different. What works for one person to help them lose weight may not necessarily work for someone else. It is best to create a diary and write down what you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all snacks in between. Also, make a commitment to recording how what you eat makes you feel. For example, do you feel drowsy, energized, and/or bloated? Sometimes, it is simply trial and error and listening to what your body needs and understanding when you are truly hungry and not just eating because food is directly in front of you or you are eating out of emotions.
What About Protein?
Protein is the key essential building block to the function of our bodies. Therefore, it is important to make sure that we intake a certain amount from viable sources.