High-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolise, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. The cumulative effect has obvious benefits for anyone who is watching their weight.
The Times of India recently featured an article titled Want to lose weight? Eat protein-rich meals. It says:
Protein-rich meals may help dieters shed extra kilos by making them feel fuller, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.Researchers, including Jaapna Dhillon from the Purdue University in US, conducted a systematic review of the evidence on the effect of protein intake on perceived fullness and confirmed that protein does, in fact, make us feel fuller.
Protein is doubly essential for making sure you lose fat, not muscle. Your body uses the amino acids in protein to build lean muscle, which not only makes you stronger and more toned but also fries calories even when you’re not active—unlike lazy fat. Ultimately, this keeps your metabolism humming along at high speed so you can burn off the occasional cookie, no problem.
The daily protein requirement is calculated in terms of grams per day for every kilogram you weigh. For a person who is accustomed to sitting or doing little exercise, the recommended daily protein intake is 0.75g per kg of body weight. For those with an active lifestyle which includes regular exercise and physical activity the ideal protein intake is about 1.0-1.2g of protein per kg of body weight.
QNET’s Nutriplus Protein Power is a convenient and effective way to increase your daily protein intake while helping you to reduce unwanted calories and fat in your diet. We recommend making a breakfast smoothie to start off your day. Combine this with moderate exercise 3-4 times a week and you will soon notice the results in your waistline.
Recipe for Nutriplus Protein Power Yoghurt Smoothie
- Pour 1 or 1.5 cups of low-fat milk into a blender. You can substitute this with soy milk or almond milk.
- Add one scoop of any flavour of Nutriplus™ Protein Power
- Add 3 heaped tablespoons of natural unsweetened yoghurt (dahi).
- Add half a cup of ice cubes.
- Turn on the blender/Mixie for a few seconds until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed and blended.
- Pour this smooth, tasty drink into a glass and enjoy your healthy drink!