In the last twenty years, the effectiveness of a good high-protein diet for successful weight loss and better health has become fairly common knowledge.
And yet, despite this, the U.S.D.A. found that one third of women between the ages of 20 to 40 are still not getting their daily recommended amount of protein – which, according to many nutritionists, isn’t even high enough to begin with.
With all of the scientific research continuing to roll in about the positive merits of a properly balanced high-protein nutrition program, why aren’t more women happily sling-shooting their fat pants into the waste bin and making the lifestyle changes necessary to reap these many incredible benefits for themselves?
It seems that many women are still too reluctant to let go of some outdated – and disproven – myths that continue to circulate about high protein eating. Don’t let false information cost you gains in your health and finally attaining your weight loss goal. Clear up the facts from the fiction, and find out how increasing your protein intake may help you shed fat, slim out your waistline, boost your energy, improve your fitness, and gain you countless other exciting health benefits vital to women.
4 Protein Myths Holding You Back from Weight Loss & Health Gains
Myth 1: High protein foods are high in calories, leading to weight gain.
When trying to watch the number of calories one eats, women often wind up cutting out higher calorie culprits – like foods high in protein – in favor of lower calorie carbohydrate options.
However, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study suggesting that increasing the amount of protein you eat may count even more towards women’s weight loss than simply cutting the calories out. The researchers found that high protein eaters lost significantly more weight and burned more fat than low protein eaters, even though they were all eating the same number of calories. This study joins a growing body of research showing that protein plays a critical role in fat burning and weight loss.
This could be for a number of reasons. For one, foods high in protein are typically thermogenic. This means that they cause your body to burn up calories (thermogenesis) simply by eating them. Your body needs a lot of energy to break down high protein foods, in order to properly digest and utilize them. So, while eating 100 calories of carbohydrates may require your body to burn up 5 to 10 of those calories for digestion, 100 calories of protein requires your body to burn about 20 to 30 of those calories for digestion. This is why foods that stimulate thermogenesis, like high protein foods, are more conducive to weight loss.
Not only do high protein foods take more energy to digest, but they also take more time to digest. They spend a longer amount of time in your stomach, sending “I’m full” messages to your brain.
Studies have shown that whey protein, a protein found in milk, may satiate your appetite better than other types of protein, causing people to eat up to 441 fewer calories per day. In this way, high protein diets are ideal for women’s weight loss, helping you feel fuller, longer, and helping you feel satisfied eating fewer calories a day.
Myth 2: Eating a lot of protein causes women to look “bulky” and unfeminine.
One of the other ways that eating protein can lead to weight loss and an incredible looking body is by helping to form and preserve muscle mass. Protein contains the components that your body uses to create your hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, your organs, skin, as well as what you need to build lean, toned muscle. Studies have shown that whey protein, particularly high in branched chain amino acids, is significantly effective at helping to promote the development, tone and stamina of muscles in the body.
Muscle tissue burns more calories than any other type of body tissue. This means that the more muscle your body builds, the more calories your body burns on a moment-to-moment basis – even while you’re resting! This raises your metabolism, shreds away body fat, pumps up your energy and strength, and also gives your body a more lean, toned and shapely appearance.
But will this cause your body to become overly ripped and start to look masculine? You can put your mind at ease – absolutely not! Your body shape is determined mostly by hormones and genetics. Women’s bodies contain just a small fraction of the testosterone that men have, and its testosterone that allows male bodies to puff out with the large, bulky muscles that you see on bodybuilders. Even most men struggle to bulk up! So the odds of a woman majorly bulking out “by accident” are slim to none.
When women eat a healthy, high-protein diet and exercise, nature intervenes by keeping us looking feminine while allowing us to get stronger, fitter, leaner and more trim. Remember – muscles give your body a firmer and tighter appearance. Muscles are more compact than fat, reshaping and re-contouring your entire body so that your waistline appears more narrow, your legs appear more trim, and your backside becomes more shapely, adding far more flatter-power to a favorite pair of jeans than a simple size reduction can.
Myth 3: High protein diets lead to negative health issues like high cholesterol, heart disease and cancer.
It’s been claimed that high protein diets result in health problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, osteoporosis and even cancer, which has created a lot of fear around the consumption of protein foods. However, it’s important to understand that there is no definitive proof behind these sorts of claims. Many of these studies base their findings on populations of previously unhealthy individuals eating unhealthy diets and leading otherwise unhealthy lifestyles, or were based on chemistry observations that did not take place within the human body.
On the other hand, research has shown that healthy sources of high quality protein eaten in the context of a healthy diet can actually improve the health of individuals. Studies have linked the consumption of whey protein with lowered blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, stress, depression, and lowered risks of hepatitis and certain kinds of cancer. It’s also been shown to help improve bone density, heart health, immune function and lifespan.
Myth 4: High protein foods aren’t as convenient and don’t taste as good as high carb foods.
Odds are you won’t find lean chicken breast or rib eye in your local vending machine next to the Hostess. Understandably, prepping it all the night before and lugging around large Tupperware in your purse isn’t appealing to everyone either, nor the thought of snacking out of a tuna tin.
But what could be faster or easier about meeting your healthy protein needs by dumping one scoop of high-quality protein powder into your water bottle, shaking it up and sipping? Or if you have a blender at hand, how much time does it take to dump in some favorite fruits and veggies in along with your protein powder, especially if a few seconds later, you get to enjoy a gorgeously frothy, incredibly nutritious and fantastically delicious smoothie to satisfy your appetite and taste buds?
Reaping all of the many health benefits of a well-balanced high-protein diet doesn’t have to be difficult, inconvenient, boring or bland. Women deserve to have their needs and concerns addressed, and shouldn’t have to lose out on the advantages of a healthy diet.
Women Deserve to Benefit from the Incredible Powers of Protein
That’s why protein powders like Slimquick Pure’s weight-Loss Protein, which is designed for Women, are so beneficial.
Like all Slimquick Pure products, this revolutionary protein powder was designed with women specifically in mind – women’s unique health concerns, women’s weight loss and fat-burning mechanisms, women’s busy schedules, and women’s desire for high-quality, natural and safe products.
Most importantly, it’s designed for women’s no-nonsense sixth sense and demand for real results. That’s why Slimquick Pure’s weight-loss Protein is like no other protein powder currently on the market. We took three of the most clinically effective, safe and active ingredients in current weight loss research – whey protein, BioPure Green Tea extracts, and fiber – and blended them all together to create a ground-breaking formula that allows women to lose 3 times the weight, helping women reach their weight loss goals faster, more efficiently and more effectively.
Slimquick Pure’s Weight-Loss Protein is the only protein powder of its kind, containing three powerful ingredients that help women shred body fat in multiple ways, simultaneously.
Whey protein, a natural protein found in milk, contains essential amino acids that play key roles in metabolism. These amino acids activate calorie burning just by eating them, and stimulate the break-down of fatty acids in your body. Studies also show that whey protein may satiate your appetite better than other types of protein, making you feel full faster and releasing intestinal hormones that signal you to stop eating. A growing number of studies continue to show that whey protein supplementation is linked to increased weight loss, as well as improved muscle tone and decreased levels of bad cholesterol.
Slimquick Pure has also isolated the fat burning components of green tea that speed up your metabolism better than any unhealthy chemical ingredient. Slimquick Pure’s Weight-Loss Protein with BioPure Green Tea allows for 3 times the absorption of fat burning agents called catechins, so that you can lose 3 times the weight.
Finally, fiber is nature’s way of keeping your blood sugar more stable, making you feel fuller longer, and keeping your digestive system working cleanly, efficiently, and geared to burning fat instead of storing it.
Only Slimquick Pure’s Weight-Loss Protein contains 20 grams of whey protein, 6 grams of fiber and BioPure Green Tea extracts, clinically proven to help overweight women lose 3 times the weight versus dieting alone, in just 13 weeks!
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