Protein

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  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Eat protein, some more protein, and finally, protein

    Protein is not a substance, but a combination of the amino acids. Since there are 20 different amino acids that can combine in lots of ways, they have produced thousands of different proteins. Protein’s primary job is to build and replace tissue. But this is not all; protein also makes hemoglobin, which is the part of red blood cells that carry oxygen. Finally, it also makes antibodies, which fight off infections and disease.

    But how does this all relate to dieting? Well, protein takes more energy for digestion than carbs or fat. Consequently, the calories consumed in form of protein eventually result in less stored fat than those consumed in form of carbs or fat. In addition, protein also produces a feeling of fullness, which helps you cover more distance between meals.

    As mentioned before, there are many sorts of protein. Whey protein has the most filling effect, whereas animal proteins are better for calorie expenditure than vegetable ones. However, keep in mind that protein-rich foods can cause dehydration, which, in a worst-case scenario, can do damage to your heart. Therefore, if you are eating lots of protein, make sure to drink two or three glasses of fluids more than the recommended eight glasses a day.
     
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  3. chicken on a mission

    chicken on a mission Restarting to lose 4stone

    Diet:
    LighterLife then CD
    Yes I am just starting to question the role of protein in my diet again at the moment.

    Pre diet I found that around my TOTM I always craved rare cooked steak or other meat.

    Whilst I was ssing I didn't get that or the craving for sweet things that would also happen around the same time.

    Now I am in managament I have found that I am craving the meat again :eek: I wonder if I have a vitimin or mineral deficiency that makes me do this :confused:
     
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