Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#2: Are you receiving the right “type” of protein to minimize cravings?

#2: Are you receiving the right “type” of protein to minimize cravings? 

Some people do best with higher quantities of animal protein-based, others do best on a vegetarian plant and protein-based diet while many reside somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. For instance, some of our clients lose weight on a plant-based diet and feel vibrant. Others actually gain weight and feel sluggish. Despite the sometimes “heavier” nature of plant based protein sources such as beans and nuts – the plant based people thrive, while those needing meat based protein sources can get pudgy when turning to legumes or seeds to have all of their protein needs met. 

This is why there is no one size fits all approach to the camps on either side that squabble between “everyone should be a vegetarian” to “everyone should be a caveman”. The truth is, we are all unique and each of us thrive with varying amounts and types.  By the way, this nugget comes from a 25-year vegetarian, recently converted to a pescatarian - who has always believed, even from age 12 when choosing to become a vegetarian, we are each unique.

#3: Are you eating protein at the right times throughout the day?

These tips are part of our "Solving the Cravings Riddle' series. Click the link to read the article in it's entirety and see previous tips.

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