Most of us know the scenario. We eat high-sugar, high-carb foods on the run and, before we know it, cravings kick in for more sugar and carbs. We feel bad about the extra kilos, but guess what food we turn to for comfort? As crazy as it seems, that’s the downward spiral.
Conversely, if we eat well and exercise, junk food cravings become easier to side-step, or they disappear altogether.
The Role of Protein
Protein has a large role to play in helping us reverse the downward spiral. Nutritionist and naturopath Cliff Harvey explains why: “The benefits of upping the quality protein in our diet are compelling. A protein-rich diet boosts the metabolism and helps us get leaner. Protein increases the feeling of fullness from eating, cutting down our tendency to crave sugar and other high-calorie, low-nutrient foods.”
For people who struggle to eat enough protein with meals, supplements can provide a convenient way to boost their intake, but be careful to check the ingredients list on the label advises Mr Harvey. “Generally the fewer ingredients listed the better. Look for a high quality protein powder that provides around 20-25 grams of protein per serve.”
Clean Lean Protein
NuZest’s Clean Lean Protein can be used by everyone, every day. Made from premium European golden peas, it is high in protein but low in sugar, carbohydrates and fat. The product is allergen-free, pesticide-free and GMO-free with nothing added but natural flavour.