|Facts About Weight Loss
Loss of lean body mass is one of the
most common problems in weight management programs. In fact, the weight
that most dieters lose is muscle, but when that weight is regained (as it
inevitably is), it comes back as fat. Loss of lean body mass can lead to
poor health as well as a decrease in fat-burning…just the opposite of what
you’re trying to achieve! The more lean body mass, the higher the metabolic
rate and the greater the body’s fat burning capacity. And while muscle weighs
more than fat, it takes up less space in the body, so a true goal should
actually be a loss of inches rather than strictly a loss of pounds.
Consuming a sufficient amount of high
quality protein each day during weight loss safeguards against the loss
of lean body mass (muscle & organ tissue). At one time the egg was the "gold
standard" of protein, but recent technology has produced whey proteins that
are even more easily used and absorbed by the body than are those found
in eggs. Ultra Filtered Whey protein concentrate has one of the highest
"Biological Values", which measures the amount of protein retained in the
body per gram of protein absorbed.
Any weight management program puts
increased stress on our ability to provide the body with the adequate nutrients
needed each day. Therefore, each meal should be nutrient rich, providing
at least a broad range of the basic vitamins and minerals.*
* A Full Spectrum nutrition program
(one which supplies the body with the 100+ nutrients it needs every day)
is also an integral part of any weight loss program.
Excerpt from lecture by Dr. Steven Whiting, Director,
Reproduced with permission.