A Protein Shake A Day Can Support Fat Loss

Just a quick note on the multi-faceted nature of the humble protein shake. The more popular and common place something becomes, the more likely it is to be taken for granted. Whey protein may be at risk of this, so here is a quick reminder as to how protein can support an active fat loss regime. Protein supports the replenishment of muscle mass, consequently a protein shake after exercise can help to increase the ratio of lean (muscle) mass relative to fat mass. The more lean mass you have the more energy you will burn at rest, this is because muscle is metabolically active i.e. it burns calories for energy when at rest. The more calories you can burn at rest the greater the calorie expenditure when exercising…ever wondered why muscle clad men and women always seem to be hungry?

Not only does protein support muscle development, but it can also increase satiety i.e. it makes you feel full. This is a result of the hormonal shift that follows protein ingestion, but also for the physical space it occupies in the stomach. The more space protein takes up in the stomach the less inclined you’ll be to binge snack.

 

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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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