Protein Versus Fiber For Dieting

Protein Versus Fiber For Dieting Walk into any book store and check out the weight loss section. It's pretty obvious there's no shortage of diet programs you can try. A study published in the Nutrition Journal compared a moderate high-protein diet to one built on a foundation of high-fiber carbohydrates.

Researchers put half a group of 83 overweight women aged 18 to 65 on a diet consisting of approximately 30% protein and 40% carbohydrates. The rest were instructed to eat a diet roughly 50% carbohydrates and 20% protein that included 35 grams of dietary fiber per day. Both diets reduced energy intake with the goal of achieving between 0.5 and 1 kg weight loss per week.

True Strength Moment: After 8 weeks, the high protein dieters lost an average of 9.9 pounds including 8.8 pounds of body fat and 2.1 inches of waist circumference. The high-carb diet reduced weight by 7.3 pounds including 5.5 pounds of fat and 1.9 inches off the waistline. A high-protein diet containing significant amounts of dietary fiber might produce even better results. For a fiber-rich breakfast suggestion, read today's Performance Blog at
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