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An Australian study found that the instinctive appetite for protein in humans is so strong that people will keep eating until their bodies tell them they have had enough of it. The problem tends to be in that we eat too much crap before we will fill up on protein.
The University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre determined that as we eat foods high in carbohydrates, fats and sugar, we reduce the amount of protein we consume. The New Zealand Herald examines the findings published in Obesity Reviews.
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When you consume things like soft drinks, which are fairly low in proportion of protein but high in calories, your energy intake will increase because you'll need to keep eating to get the protein you need,' Dr Gosby said."
Think about it, when you eat a lunch full of starches and sugars featuring potatoes, bread and cookies, you're not fully satiated. You're likely to be reaching for that mid-afternoon snack.
Worried about the expense of proteins like meat, fish or poultry? Try less expensive sources such as beans, eggs, nut butters and tofu.
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- An egg or two at breakfast. Worried about fat and cholesterol? Try egg whites. Short on time, hard boil a batch of eggs on Sunday to last you throughout the week. Out on eggs? Try some Greek yogurt.
- Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to your apple for a snack or pair that apple with a piece of string cheese.
- Have a veggie burger or put a protein like chicken, turkey, lean steak, canned tuna or salmon on your lunchtime salad.
- For dinner, make a big pot of veggie soup featuring lentils. I'm partial to my lentil, kale and sweet potato soup. Prepare a batch of chicken breasts for the week to have for dinner every night.