Are you the kind of person who eats meals and snacks that are high in protein?
Fab! You might be losing more weight than those who eat less protein and more carbs — this isn't really new information, though, because isn't Atkins based on this idea? We guess it's more of a confirmation!
During the study of an average of 12 weeks, people assigned at random to a high-protein diet lost about 1.8 extra pounds, and more body fat, than those assigned to a standard-protein diet. What didn't change was the participants' blood pressure, cholesterol levels or markers for diabetes risk.
The difference is kiiiiiiinda small, but it could be the exact edge you've been looking for!
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