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One of principle advantages of protein is that it creates a feeling of fullness and satisfaction in body that makes overeating much less likely. Besides being filling, protein is a smart addition to any weight loss or weight management programme because of effect it has on carbohydrate cravings.
As nutritional research has documented, carbohydrates trigger brain to crave more carbohydrates, leading to a cycle of carbohydrate eating that becomes hard to control. Protein can block that triggering effect in brain. If you eat protein with a carbohydrate it will reduce cravings caused by eating carbohydrate.
So where do you find sources of protein? Protein is found in dairy and meat products. For example, milk, cream, cheese, turkey, chicken, fish, beef, pork and lamb. You will quickly see these may be high in saturated fats so it is best to ensure you choose predominantly white meats such as fish, and white flesh of turkey and chicken.
Vegetable products are not normally high in complete proteins except for soya beans. If you have never tried soy products or you don't particularly enjoy tofu or soy milk, don't despair. There are may exciting and delicious products which can be eaten in a variety of ways. They are often low in cholesterol and low in calories and can make an excellent choice to control your hunger and provide energy that sustains which is particularl useful when trying to lose weight.
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