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Fuel Your Muscles, Fuel Your Long Life: All About Protein


Hey there!

Get ready for another eye-opening episode of the Keep the Weight Off Podcast! 🎧 Episode #169 is here, and Dr. Angela and Marchelle are diving deep into the essential role of protein in our diet.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll learn:


πŸ”Key Takeaways:

Debunking Myths: Understand the truth behind the bad rap that protein, especially animal protein, has received.

Muscle Mass Matters: Learn why maintaining muscle mass is crucial for a healthy metabolism and weight management.

Dieting Dangers: Discover why dieting for deadlines can backfire and lead to muscle loss.

Quality Matters: Get tips on choosing high-quality protein sources and avoiding junk protein.

Fascinating Research: Hear about groundbreaking studies on protein synthesis and muscle regeneration.

Practical Tips: Find out how much protein you need (and when to consume it) for optimal results.

πŸ’ͺ Boost Your Metabolism and Stay Youthful!

Dr. Angela and Marchelle emphasize the importance of protein in maintaining muscle mass, which is key to keeping your metabolism high and supporting healthy aging.

You’ll also hear inspiring stories, including one about a 104-year-old woman who stays strong with weight training! πŸ‹οΈ‍♀️

Don’t miss this episode packed with valuable insights and practical advice. Tune in now to transform your approach to protein and see the incredible benefits it can bring to your health and well-being.🎧



Episode Highlights:

(04:08) β€ŠMuscles are powerhouses and they need energy at all times. They give us part of what is called our basal metabolic rate (or BMR). The basal metabolic rate is the number of calories it would take to keep our bodies running if we were paralyzed all day. All of the muscles are using calories all the time just to keep themselves going; our brain uses calories, and our liver uses calories. We need a certain amount of calories every day just to run our bodies. So having a good foundation of muscle is really important to keep that basal metabolic rate up high.

(10:15) I always say, let's work with our bodies, let's not try to do crazy calorie manipulations, let's not over-exercise and stress ourselves out and injure ourselves. Let's nourish our bodies correctly, let's keep a close eye on our muscle mass using body composition testing, and let's make sure we do this in a correct and sustainable way.

Remember, obesity is a disease that cannot be treated with willpower, rigid diets, and crazy exercise plans.

(28:20) It turns out that breakfast is the most important time to get our protein because we're actually using protein for energy when we wake up right after a night without any food. So skipping breakfast seems like such a smart idea because that's fewer calories I'm eating, right? …But that usually backfires because I see over and over again that people end up losing their precious muscle mass.


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