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Medical Use of Whey Protein Can Be Traced to Antiquity

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Around 450 BC, Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) began prescribing whey protein to his patients as a serum used to boost their immune system. Centuries later, physicians during the Roman Empire recognized whey protein for its greater medicinal values. When altering your protein intake, be mindful of how your body responds and make adjustments accordingly. If you are trying to lose weight, aim for protein consumption towards the upper end of the scale. Yes, it is true that consuming protein can help maintain and build lean muscle, but protein can do so much more than that. Protein helps your body burn off more fat. If you're following a low-carb diet, it is beneficial in accessing stored fat deposits to be burned for fuel. Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays an important role in maintaining a healthy diet by keeping muscles strong. It plays a significant role in regulating metabolic burn and hunger suppression.

Want to Boost Your Metabolic Rate?

Although your metabolism prefers to remain fairly stable, listed are things you can do to help rev up your metabolic rate, such as:

  • Detox Your System - Instead of doing the latest fad cleanse, speed up weight loss by boosting your gut health naturally with fiber-filled foods that are harder to digest.
  • Drink Green Tea - Drinking green tea (or oolong tea) may increase your metabolic rate to help you lose weight and to keep it off but don't expect that drinking teas alone will be enough for you to reach your weight loss goals.
  • Exercise More - It is best to do some sort of resistance training like dumbbells or stretch bands, however, if that is not an option, cardio exercises like a walk in the park are also effective.
  • Eat Before You Go Out - About half an hour before mealtime, eat a whole food snack, like a handful of nuts or cup of Greek yogurt. Both contain fiber, protein and healthy fats to take the edge off your app
  • High Protein Drinks - Protein can increase production of hunger-reducing hormones while decreasing ghrelin production, the hormone that boosts appetite.

In the long term, diets almost never work. Recent studies suggest that people who are chronic dieters may gain more weight over time. So, drop the dieting mindset and focus on becoming a healthier, happier person.

High Protein Consumption Can Prevent Metabolic Slowdown

Since people are snacking more than ever, making smart choices that will help you achieve your weight loss goals can be tricky. Choose whole snack foods that provide a mix of protein and fiber to stabilize your blood sugar levels. In theory, there are times during a person's life when exposure to certain factors may increase his or her risk for the onset of obesity. Called critical periods, these times along with influential factors may help to identify when someone is at increased risk for developing obesity. Although low protein intake may sideline your weight loss efforts, high protein consumption can help to prevent metabolic slowdown as well as prevent weight regain during extended periods of weight maintenance. Although it might sound counterintuitive to eat before heading out to a restaurant or party, showing up with an overactive appetite will make it even harder to stick to your weight loss goals, so have a protein snack.

Metabolic Research Center has been informing clients for more than thirty years about the dangers of following highly restricted menus as well as how easy it is for their body to slow metabolism due to triggering a starvation mode. If you are interested in protein products that are proven to help curb appetite for better weight control, visit the MRC location nearest you or use this website's convenient Contact Us form to submit your questions for a prompt response.


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