NUTRITION WHYS #3: PROTEIN AND FOOD CRAVING: Compared to carbohydrates and fats, protein is best at controlling food cravings by reducing hunger, but protein works best in combination with low glycemic index good carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, and grains rich in fiber.

NUTRITION WHYS #3: PROTEIN AND FOOD CRAVING: Compared to carbohydrates and fats, protein is best at controlling food cravings by reducing hunger, but protein works best in combination with low glycemic index good carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, and grains rich in fiber. If you eat refined carbohydrates they only reduce hunger for about 10 minutes. Complex carbohydrates including soluble fibers like guar and pectin found in fruits and vegetables only control hunger for about 30 to 60 minutes. Lean proteins like soy protein, fish, and chicken control hunger for 2 to 3 hours, but when you combine lean proteins with good carbohydrates, you can control hunger for more than 3 hours. When you are not hungry, you can make the right food decisions. High protein foods reduce obsessive thoughts about food and reduce the desire for late night eating. The DIOGENES study in eight European countries and over 700 individuals found that a high protein diet with 30% of calories from protein (which turns out to be about 1 gram per pound of lean body mass which I recommend) in combination with low glycemic index or "good" carbohydrates was the only diet of all combinations tested that led to weight loss or maintained weight over 6 months after an 8 week weighty loss. All the other diets led to weight gain as you can see in the figure. To control food cravings have Protein-Rich Shakes for breakfast, and in the late afternoon and evening for better control of food cravings whenever they occur. Protein in foods and shakes will help you maintain your weight with Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle!!! #drdavidheber #food #hunger #protein to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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