A little extra protein can stop you from gaining 2.2 pounds per month!

I have been saying this for months.  My book The Elementary Diet talks about it, proteins are critical to keeping you thin. Proteins help you feel fuller longer than carbohydrates, sugars or fats. In fact, people who choose to snack on simple carbohydrates or sugar laden foods tend to gain over 2 pounds per month.

Do you weigh more than you did last year, or five years ago? Most people do. America is FAT because we eat too many carbohydrates! It really is that simple. The food industry knows that you want cheap food that tastes good. Their response: Instant Macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, Microwave casseroles and pastas with meat-like sauces. By the way, those Italian-like sauces are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup.

When you eat sugars, your body looks for heavy physical activity on your part to burn it off. In the absence of that, it stores it as fat. Carbohydrates basically get converted to sugar for energy and then, well see sugar. Proteins don’t convert to sugar, but they do build and rebuild your muscles and organs. (see the above chart on this page)

You really don’t have to be fat!  While this is science, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use it.

Greg Arnold
The easy to follow not rocket science diet…

This blog was inspired by this article:

How to Fight Hunger Pains With Protein

“Whether you’re packing on the pounds or simply want to maintain your current weight, adding more protein to your dish could be your slim-down secret weapon.”

“Past research has found that protein keeps you feeling full longer than either carbs or fat, so you can eat less and still be satiated.”

“A new study supports this idea: Researchers from the University of Sydney found that people who ate a diet of 10 percent protein reported feeling hungrier and ate 12 percent more calories throughout the day—mostly from mindless snacking—than those eating a 15 percent protein diet.”

“Researchers estimated that the extra calories eaten by participants on the lowest protein diet could add up to an extra 2.2 pounds of weight gain a month…”

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