Dr. Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD
Eating The Right Amount of Lean Protein Every Day Literally Keeps Your Mind Off Snacking. If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight—and who isn’t? You know that food cravings can be your biggest enemy. Often striking mid-morning or-afternoon, they make you more susceptible to packaged snacks, which are loaded with sugar and salt. She reveals that a recent study at the University of Missouri found that eating adequate amounts of protein can make you feel satisfied throughout the day (protein is metabolized more slowly than fats or carbohydrates.) and actually reduced signals in your brain that control what experts call “reward-driven” eating, otherwise known as “why did I eat the whole thing?”
Here’s what protein can do for you and how you can obtain the right amounts at your meals:
- Build a strong efficient body
- Eat about 20 grams per meal or snack
- Choose lean protein and
- Avoid “high-protein” diets
Power Up: Lean protein, like a 3 oz. roasted fillet of salmon helps to make us feel full and energized. Therefore, reducing the urge to binge between meals.
Source: Diabetes Talk, Fall 2011.
Thanks Dr. Christine.