Studies conducted by CSIRO have shown that higher protein diets are more effective for weight loss and weight maintenance both in the short and long term.
A new report for Australians from the CSIRO, Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in weight management, shows that eating more protein, especially at breakfast, may be the key to achieving healthy weight loss.
If you find it difficult to control your diet, eating more protein at breakfast may be a good way to lose weight without leaving you hungry and craving unhealthy food.
It has been proven that a higher protein diet helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes by lowering triglyceride levels and reducing insulin and glucose levels.
In this video, Professor Manny Noakes, co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, explains how higher protein diets regulate appetite and help prevent muscle loss, which are important factors for weight loss.
According to our Healthy Diet Score report unhealthy snacking between meals is one of the main culprits for a poor diet and weight gain.
Our Protein Balance menu plan is designed to counteract these cravings by distributing protein more evenly between meals - and particularly boosting protein at breakfast.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is formulated with higher protein, low GI foods and offers generous and healthy portions of protein.
5 benefits of Protein Balance
1. Better appetite control
Do you get terrible hunger swings when on a diet? The Protein Balance program helps you feel satisfied and prevents feelings of hunger throughout the day.
2. Metabolic boost
Has your metabolism tended to slow down on previous diets? Protein can increase the thermic affect of food, meaning your body may require more energy to burn through the food, hence keeping your metabolism firing.
3. Reduced food cravings
Are cravings part of the reason you can't lose weight? By eating a high protein breakfast you can reduce cravings througout the day and at night time.
4. Improved body composition
Worried about losing muscle mass during a diet? Sadly, on many diets this is a real possibility. The Protein Balance program is designed specifically to limit muscle loss while increasing fat loss.
5. Reduced energy intake
Losing weight means decreasing energy intake - but who wants to go hungry? By increasing protein at meals you can substantially lower your energy intake without feeling hungry.