These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
Protein is an important component of any diet for satiety, muscle repair, and generating hormones and enzymes. Need a protein pick-me-up? These filling recipes are great for refueling after a workout--or anytime!
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A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
I'm finding that when I get enough protein for the day (60+ grams) I wind up with too little fiber... whereas if I have the right amount of fiber, I don't have enough protein. That's because getting enough fiber means eating vegetarian meals (salad... Read more
I've noticed that if I eat a high protein breakfast then I am full all morning without any hunger pangs! At least 15g of protein in my breakfast helps me feel satisfied for longer than a lower protein breakfast. Don't skimp on your carbs though, my w... Read more
ALL animals (even insects!) have 'had enough to eat' when they've reached their required PROTEIN level, rather than when their stomach is full. Even grasshoppers become fat when given a LOW-protein diet due to continuing to eat until they reach thei... Read more
As it turns out, you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight. You just have to pay attention to the amount you eat. (Sound familiar?)A major study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reinforces the SparkPeople philosophy. F... Read more
Successfully achieving weight loss goals usually requires reaching many smaller goals along the way. Whether you are trying to lose 15 or 150 pounds, experiencing peaks and valleys throughout the journey is common.
I previously worked as a Clinica... Read more
My doctors told me to follow a low protein diet, because of my kidney stones. My problem is that I lost a bunch of weight, and got off my diabetes meds by doing low carb, which had quite a bit of protein.
I am working on a diet that adds carbs... Read more
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