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Saturday, October 22, 2005

How Do You Shed Your Body Fat and Build LEAN MUSCLE?? Ground Breaking Research

Every day our bodies build and rebuild close to 3 billion cells and many of the raw materials used to achieve this are found only in dietary proteins. Protein is made up of amino acids, the building blocks of muscle. When we exercise muscle tissue is broken down. The body then requires more protein in order to repair the damage. Now is the time to ask yourself, "How much protein do I get in my diet?" For the average woman the answer is "Not enough!"

There are other benefits to consuming protein as well. A high protein diet has been shown to increase thermogenesis - fat burning activity in the body. Consuming a protein meal also has the ability to increase one's metabolic rate up to 25-30% compared to a carbohydrate meal that increased the metabolic rate only 4%. If we don't get enough dietary protein from the foods we eat, our metabolism slows to a turtles pace. As well, protein contains an enzyme that acts as an appetite suppressant, while carbohydrates actually increase your appetite.

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