Here’s a powerful takeaway from a book I just read that you can use starting today …
From Eat Like The Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About the Science of Healthy Eating by David Raubenheimer:
Protein Leverage is the author’s hypothesis that humans (and several other species they tested) have a specific amount of protein we need to get each day.
You tend to eat enough to reach that specific amount of protein – regardless of the total number of calories it took you to get there.
His studies showed that lean subjects tended to eat until they got about 15% of their “habitual daily calories” from protein.
For example, if someone was typically satisfied eating a conveniently round 2000 calories a day, they’d eat about 300 calories (75 grams) of protein.
If, however, they fell short of that 75 grams of protein for a day or two, they would eat in excess of their usual 2000 calories until they made up for that protein deficit.
And, therefore, gain weight.
What this means for you:
Prioritize protein in your meals. Make sure you’re getting at least 15% of your daily calories from protein.
Let me know how this works out for you.
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