Yes to protein, BUT
don’t forget fiber!
Fiber and protein work together to help you maintain a healthy weight without having to go on a special diet. When you eat a combination of protein and fiber-rich foods, you feel full longer with fewer calories, helping you maintain a healthy weight and can even help you burn off those extra pounds.
Protein works on both sides of the “calories in versus calories out” equation. Studies show protein can reduce appetite, helping to control the number of calories consumed. And because more calories from protein go to fueling the metabolism, fewer calories from protein go unused.
Fiber contains few if any calories and takes up a lot of space in your stomach, which can help you feel full with less food. Fiber contributes to a more efficient digestion process which reduces fat stores, lowers insulin spikes, and removes fat.
As a bonus, fiber slows down the digestion process, so you have a more even and sustained release of energy after your meals.
Combining these nutrients in your meals and snacks will help you feel satisfied with fewer calories, the key to successful long-term weight control.
Protein is found in highest amount in foods such as; meat, poultry, eggs, fish, beans, and nuts. Fiber can be found in foods like; fruits, berries, nuts and nut butters. Include foods like these in your snacks and meals for great taste and better health.
For any questions or more information, contact Greg, Director of Program Development.