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Speeding Up Metabolism: Perfect for Women who are too Busy to Diet
New science reveals the food formula that speed up your metabolism and trains cells to burn 32 percent more fat - and keeps those metabolic fires burning 'round the clock.
- Burn 32% more fat than with Zone, Atkins or South Beach
- Cut Cravings by 81%
- Lower LDL cholesterol by 23 points
Over the years, as experts have debated the best way to lose weight, two strategies have stood out as superior: consuming more protein and eating five or six mini meals per day, thus, speeding up metabolism. And now ground-breaking research reveals that combining these two approaches guarantees unrivaled results.
Scientists at the University of Wollongong in Australia found that eating a high-protein meal triggers a 35 percent spike in metabolism that lasts four hours. "Harnessing this power five or six times daily keeps metabolism high, so the body is burning fat at its peak 24/7", says nutrition researcher Tom Venuto, author of The Body Fat Solution (Avery, 2009). And studies at Tufts University at Boston suggest that spreading protein intake over five or six meals is so effective in speeding up metabolism that it results in 32 percent more fat loss than traditional low-carb plans.
How Speeding Up Your Metabolism with Protein Mini Meals Pare PoundsWhen women consume frequent protein-rich meals, they effortlessly cut their daily caloric intake by as much as 55 percent. That's because the meals suppress the stomach's production of the hunger-triggering hormone ghrelin and simultaneously increase the small intestine's formation of peptide YY, a powerful appetite-controlling compound. "What's more, some of the amino acids in protein, including phenylalanine and glutamic acid, are absorbed right into the brain, where they dampen carbohydrate cravings and reduce appetite for up to three hours straight," adds David Heber, M.D>, Ph.D., a professor of medicine and public health at UCLA.
Even better, one of protein's building blocks, leucine, specifically targets belly fat. Research in the journal Diabetes reveals that this amino acid switches on weight-controlling genes within the omentum, the fat-laden abdominal tissue that is so difficult to shrink. This prompts the body to release- and burn - 25 percent more fat from this region than it does on low-protein diets.
Another boon for the body: Women who adopt this dietary strategy retain three times more metabolism-revving muscle tissue during weight loss, according to research at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. "If you maintain 12 pounds of metabolically active muscle as you lose weight, you'll burn 130 more calories every day just sitting still", says Venuto. "And that saved muscle will make you look sleek and toned, so you won't end up with that skinny yet flabby look that's common with low-protein plans".
All told, speeding up your metabolism with protein mini-meal method is so effective; it's helped thousands of women shed up to pounds of stubborn body fat every week.
And a Slim Body is just the beginning...Protein-rich mini meals also spur dramatic improvements in health and well-being. USDA scientists report that eating frequent meals lowers cholesterol levels by 23 points - enough to cut heart disease risk in half. And according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, mini meals also:
-Increase energy by 75 percent
-Cut risk of indigestion by 32 percent
-Reduce food cravings and hunger pangs by 81 percent
-Lower risk of insulin resistance by 50 percent
-Reduce heart-harming triglycerides by 40 percent
High Protein Diet Plan: A Meal Plan that Helps You Lose Weight Fast and For Good