10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight – Part 5

Part 5 – Eat Lean Protein

Including lean protein into your meals satisfies your hunger for longer. You feel full longer and there eat less. Why? When we eat our digestive system produces a hormone called PYY which is released into the bloodstream. This hormone informs a part of our brain that we have eaten and reduces the feeling of hunger.

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It has been shown that lean protein causes more PYY to be produced therefore giving us a feeling of satisfaction for longer, so you hunger pangs are controlled.  Presumably the Atkins diet is based on this premise.