The importance of protein – making life safer
For weight loss to occur, a Heating deficit. This means that your body not only uses its fat reserves, but also its muscle tissue automatically for energy production.
It is absolutely essential that you protect your muscle mass. Your Muscle mass is the weight of the muscles in your body in kilograms or pounds.
When you don't get enough protein, muscle wasting occurs, leading to sagging, sagging skin and an ever-present feeling of hunger and low energy.
Your immune system will be weakened.
Let's repeat this again for a few seconds.
When you lose weight normally, your body burns up its stores of fat, but it also turns to your muscles for energy.
Have you ever seen a friend or coworker look gaunt while losing weight?
This is because they are not eating enough protein to protect their muscle mass.
Did you know that your heart is a muscle that needs protection as you lose weight? Like other organs.
Protein is the main building block of our bodies, but it's also a great weight loss tool as it has a thermogenic effect, which means it speeds up metabolism and helps offset the drop in metabolic rate that occurs with most low-calorie diets .
In addition, protein has great properties that are fantastic for weight loss:
It helps satisfy our cravings for sweet or salty treats
And it's perceived by the brain faster than carbohydrates or fats, which helps to soothe that pain over junk food or treats.
It is also vital for our bodies and for healthy bones, hair, nails and skin.
In the larger context of Making Life Safer, consider the importance of protein as you are trying to lose weight and get your BMI to a number that you are happy with.
At the end of the day, it's all about number one – YOU!