Protein Helps Beat Dietary Fats

Protein Helps Beat Dietary Fats Physique athletes have known for decades that increasing protein intake at the expense of carbs helps build muscle and burn fat. It took a while for the rest of the world to catch on, and a study recently published in The Nutrition Journal shows how more protein can influence positive changes in body compensation even when consuming a high-fat diet.

For four weeks, subjects consumed a high-protein diet composed of 37% fat, 26% protein and 37% carbs or a diet with 39% of the calories coming from fat, 16% from protein and the remaining 45% from carbs. Those on the higher protein diet ended up with less body fat and more fat-free mass than those who got more of their calories from carbohydrates.

True Strength Moment: Although no one should be consuming the large amounts of dietary fat used in this study, the fact is many people do eat like this. An easy way to tip the balance back in your favor is to cook at home. Maintaining hands-on control over food selection is an effective approach to balancing your diet.
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Aug 04, 2014
Would it be possible for you to post the reference study you are referring to? Thank you