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High-protein diet helps weight loss: study

Posted on | January 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

I found this on the Ninemsn website this morning. Thought I’d pass it on as it supports my belief in eating a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet, exercise daily and that everyone needs to consult a health /wellness coach for monitoring. Here it is:

A diet high in protein, combined with regular dietitian sessions, is more effective at helping young women lose weight, research shows.

A University of Sydney study looked at the effect of diet, exercise and behaviour change in 71 overweight and obese women aged 18 to 25 over a year.

The women were randomly placed on either a higher protein or a higher carbohydrate diet, with both diets providing a similar amount of kilojoules, saturated fat and fibre.

All participants also met with a dietitian at least monthly and walked for 30 minutes every day.

After 12 months, all the women recorded significant drops in body weight.

However, the women on the higher protein diet lost nearly twice as much weight and fat as those on the carbohydrate diet.

“The women reported the higher protein diet kept them fuller for longer and had a positive effect on self-esteem,” researcher Dr Helen O’Connor said.

“They also had better iron levels, compared with the women on the higher carbohydrate diet.”

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2 Responses to “High-protein diet helps weight loss: study”

  1. Christer
    January 28th, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    Hi Natalie, thanks for sharing and a very interesting blog. The results also confirms my strong believe that the common diet many times contains too much carbs and on top of that rapid carbs from highly refined products. A re-balanced diet with more proteins and less carbs (and the carbs which remain to be rather slow than refined fast) will definitively give better results both for weight loss (if that is the objective) as well as muscle gain (when that would be the objective).

  2. Health Guru
    February 1st, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Thanks so much for your comments! I agree. I hope you keep enjoying and reading my blog.

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