Thursday, January 5, 2012
Too Little Protein May Increase Body Fat
Furthermore, the study suggests that the minimum protein intake federal health officials currently recommend may not be enough to maintain muscle mass in some people. Americans involved in exercise require more protein than those Americans that lead a sedentary lifestyle.
There are several mechanisms at work. First, your body needs a minimum amount of protein just to maintain the muscle you already have. Second, a person involved in exercise requires additional protein to build muscle and to cover an increased amount of energy expenditure.
In summary, if you have begun a diet and/or exercise program, make sure you are eating enough protein; otherwise, you may be losing muscle along with fat....or even worse....gaining fat!
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Posted by PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Texas at 5:28 PM