Explaining the Connection Between Protein and Weight Loss
To Your Health: June 2013
By G. Douglas Andersen, DC, DACBSP, CCN
Recently I was asked by the staff at To Your Health to referee some of their water-cooler discussions regarding nutrition. Topping their list was this one about protein and weight loss: “Why is protein important for weight loss and how much should I eat (to lose weight)?” Before I answer, I would like to share a few thoughts on weight loss in general.
Weight Loss: A Tricky Topic
I believe the topic of weight loss is much more confusing, contentious, complicated and controversial than it should be – for a number of reasons, including the following:
- The marketing of diets, exercise plans, fitness equipment and a huge array of nutritional supplements is a billion-dollar industry that is very competitive.
- The Information Age we live in produces a constant stream of new research that is rapidly disseminated, selectively edited, commonly misinterpreted and excessively extrapolated – usually for secondary financial gain.
- The biochemical and physiological diversity of people means there is more than one path to the top of the weight-loss mountain.
To lose weight, there must be caloric deficit, period. Caloric deficit is achieved by eating fewer calories, burning more calories or a combination of both. Now we are ready to address the question about protein and weight loss. <<Read more>>
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