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The holidays, the most wonderful time of the year, the season to be merry – until you step on the scale and see the consequences of Christmas and New Year indulgences. It is just shocking how quickly you can gain fat and it is absolutely terrible because losing it takes so much effort and persistence.
Luckily, there is a way that can help you minimise fat gain during this hedonistic time of the year, so read on to find out what should be high up on your resolutions list!
With so many holidays in a row, all of which traditionally include family gatherings and celebratory meals, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many of us gain a few extra kilos. What is rather surprising, though, is that the extra weight is often not lost during the spring and summer months.**
This suggests that holiday treats may be one of the main reasons why adults keep getting weight as they age. We’re sorry for bringing you the bad news, but all the feasting is harming you in the long run.
While research is still ongoing and there are many suggestions on how to offset fat gain, the method that has received a lot of attention is overeating protein-rich foods. One reported that eating 2.4 g/kg resulted in significantly less fat gain than eating either 1.2 or 1.7 g/kg, which had similar effects.**
Simply put, you should eat more meat or other protein, such as fish and seafood, eggs and dairy products. There’s probably no escaping overeating, so it’s best to increase your protein intake. This way you will be the least likely to gain fat, plus protein is well known for its satiating properties, so it can help you reduce your appetite and impulsive eating.
In general, animal proteins are richer in essential amino acids than plant proteins, and so are better for fat loss, but the advantage is small. For fat loss, protein quantity trumps protein quality.**
When you increase your protein consumption, you should also consume more water, as well as add selected dietary supplements to your regimen to support you on your journey.
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New year, new you – sounds like a plan? With the help from Slimmium products, some determination and moderate exercise, it is attainable!
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- Yanovski, J A et al. “A prospective study of holiday weight gain.” The New England journal of medicine vol. 342,12 (2000): 861-7. doi:10.1056/NEJM200003233421206
- Leaf, Alex, and Jose Antonio. “The Effects of Overfeeding on Body Composition: The Role of Macronutrient Composition - A Narrative Review.” International journal of exercise science vol. 10,8 1275-1296. 1 Dec. 2017
- Patel, Kamal. “How Does Protein Affect Weight Loss?” Examine.com, 20 May 2021, https://examine.com/.
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