What?! Animal protein causes weight gain?! Yes, it does. No matter what the crazy fads may be telling you about eating lean proteins or eating fat to lose weight, or many of the other Dr. Oz weight loss solutions the simple truth is that science does not back up those false marketing claims. So, how do you lose weight and keep it off? With the Seattle Slender For Life™ weight loss hypnosis program. Since 1990, Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss has helped people across the U.S. and around the world to lose weight and keep it off. If you are ready for lasting weight loss success, call or email me now from where ever you live and schedule your free hypnosis weight loss consultation.
Why Does Animal Protein
Cause Weight Gain?
Forks Over Knives, Wellness, By Garth Davis, MD, February 17, 2016: You might be asking yourself how protein can be associated with weight gain when you have always been told to eat protein to lose weight. There are many possible answers to this very complex question. One comprehensive 2009 review considers mounting evidence that the chronic acid intake from high-protein diets may actually cause cellular dysfunction and eventual weight gain (Berkemeyer 2009). While this article is an interesting read (to me, at least), I think the answer is much more simple.
Volumetrics and Calorie Density
You may have heard of a term called “volumetrics.” Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a nutritionist at Penn State, invented this term to describe a very simple idea: if you eat food with low-calorie density, then you will not gain weight. The idea is that the stomach has stretch receptors that feed back to the brain when our stomachs are full. If you eat food with lots of calories per weight, by the time your stretch receptors alert your brain that you’re full, you have already eaten too many calories. However, if you eat food with a low amount of calories [per weight], you can stuff your face until your stomach tells you that you’re full without overconsuming calories (Rolls 2000; Rolls and Bell 1999; Rolls, Ello-Martin, et al. 2004).
The Fiber Factor
Fruits, vegetables, and beans are high in fiber, which is not absorbed into our bloodstream. So some of the weight of these plant foods does not translate into calories absorbed. Likewise, the fiber holds water and obviously water won’t cause fat gain. So if you eat a giant 280 gram slice of watermelon, due to the fiber and water, you get only 85 calories. A 280 gram piece of chicken delivers almost six times the calories (480). If you could actually consume 280 grams of olive oil (20 tablespoons, in case you’re crazy), you’d take in a whopping 2,380 calories.
Slender For Life™ Hypnosis for weight loss has always supported people with living a whole food plant-based lifestyle. 20 years ago, Seattle Hypnosis Weight Loss Specialist Roger Moore lost over 115 pounds with weight loss hypnosis and plant-based food and I have kept it off. I can help you too!
By the way, I highly recommend reading Proteinaholic by Garth Davis, M.D.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I eat healthy foods that are good for my body.
If you’d like to receive daily blog posts, it’s easy! You can sign up in the upper right corner of this page.