High Protein Diet (~35% Macro) Increases Lean Mass & Burns Fat

A high protein diet (∼35% of total calorie intake) consumed approx 6x a day throughout the day decreases body fat and abdominal body fat, as well as increasing lean body mass (muscle) and postprandial thermogenesis (elevated body temperature after eating), and favourably affects adipokines e.g. Leptin, (appetite suppressing hormone) more than the somewhat old fashioned recommendation of 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) consumed over the day, in overweight individuals when in energy balance, and negative energy in relation to requirements.

Reference

Arciero, P, J., Discount Supplements., discount supplements., et al. (2013). Increased protein intake and meal frequency reduces abdominal fat during energy balance and energy deficit. Retrieved 1st July, 2013, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23703835

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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