When it comes to losing weight, people first begin to count calorie intake, remove from the diet of sweets and fatty foods too. And while all this is true, focus, may be on protein intake, writes The Independent.
The publication cites the opinion of the American nutritionist Alexandra Miller, who recalls: protein-rich foods for a long time creates a feeling of satiety and helps repair muscle tissue and provides energy.
According to the expert, in the weight loss period, protein intake should be at least 1.5 grams per day per kilogram of body weight (for women). That is 50% more than the recommended norm.
This increase is sure Miller, will help preserve muscle tissue during weight loss, especially when combined with weight training and also help improve the control of appetite.
It is also important to take into account of what products a person receives protein. From a dietary point of view is to give preference to a "lean" variants: chicken, eggs, milk, fish, nuts and seeds.