Imagine if you ate the same calories as you do now, but ate more of one specific nutrient and the end result after 3 months is less belly and visceral fat.
Plus, you’ll build more muscle and even get stronger… would you like that?
Scientific Study Results
Well, a study with 50 people (30 women, 20 men) did this.
These 50 people were already physically fit. All of them were put on an exercise program. All consumed the same amount of calories for 3 months.
They divided the people into 2 groups. The only difference was the protein intake between the two groups.
One group consumed 2 grams of protein per KG of body weight. The second group ate half the protein, at 1 gram per KG of body weight.
Also, they utilized “protein pacing”, which basically means they ate their protein spread out over 5-6 small meals.
Well, at the end of the 12 weeks, the group who ate more protein, at 2 grams per KG – lost more body fat and gained more muscle.
Now, why did this happen? There are a few reasons, but it always comes down to better hormone production through eating.
And genetics aside, losing body fat and gaining muscle is very much a hormonal game. The right hormones = better results.
What Does This Mean To You?
If you want to lose fat and gain more muscle… Continue to eat the same total calories, but increase your protein intake.
So, how much protein should you eat?… I suggest about 1 gram per pound of body weight.
Also, don’t forget to utilize “protein pacing”.
The ideal amount is 25-50 grams of protein per meal, to increase protein synthesis.
Remember, improve your hormones and you’ll improve your body composition.
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