'Eating more protein' strategy helps women lose weight

May 11, 2013
'Eating more protein' strategy helps women lose weight
Women who report "eating more protein" as a weight loss strategy achieve weight loss over two years, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

(HealthDay)—Women who report "eating more protein" as a weight loss strategy achieve weight loss over two years, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Noel D. Aldrich, Ph.D., from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn., and colleagues analyzed data from a national survey of 1,824 midlife women (aged 40 to 60 years) from the nine U.S. geographic regions. The participants were primarily married (71 percent), white (76 percent), and well-educated; about half reported being postmenopausal (49 percent). The correlation between weight change, , and the practice of "eating more protein" to prevent weight gain was assessed.

The researchers found that most participants were able to correctly identify good protein sources, and could indicate the daily percent recommended from protein. Forty-three percent of participants reported "eating more protein" as a practice to prevent weight gain. This practice correlated with weight loss over a two-year period and with an increase in the percent of energy from protein.

"Reported use of this practice was related to self-reported weight loss over two years," the authors write. "Women may need more information regarding protein energy content and effective selection of protein sources to enhance protein intake as a weight management strategy."

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Sean_W
not rated yet May 11, 2013
As long as they don't cut carbs too low as many Atkins diet people did, only to find that the third week resulted in sever depression.

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