A study assessed the long-term effects of a high protein diet (double the recommended intake) on weight loss.

The study’s 49 overweight participants followed a very low-calorie diet for 6 weeks to promote rapid weight loss. The participants where then placed on a maintenance diet for another 12 weeks.

Those placed on the high protein diet got at least 35% of their daily calories from protein. Another group was placed on a diet that contained the same calories but much lower percentage.

Results showed that the group who followed the high protein diet kept off all the body fat that they lost in the first six weeks, whereas the high-carb group gained a significant proportion of their weight back.

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The high protein diets were based on dairy proteins such as those found in VP2 Whey Isolate and Raptor-HP. High quality dairy protein supplements can boost the protein content of the diet without adding empty calories. A high percentage of protein in the diet will satisfy hunger more effectively and not only help you get lean, it will help you stay lean.

Source: 15TH European Congress on Obesity, 2007.

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High Protein Intake Keeps the Fat Off

by Paul Cribb Ph.D. CSCS. time to read: 1 min