While the fitness world is quick to coin a catchy phrase or two in the name of motivation (“No pain, no gain”, anyone?), there may be some truth to the old adage “Abs are made in the kitchen.”
And although nutrition isn’t the sole driver of weight loss, it is a pretty big one, with a recent study finding that even just incorporating more of one particular nutrient into your diet could boost your metabolism more than any other. Enter: Protein.
As determined by the research published in the US National Library of Medicine, a protein-rich diet can boost the body’s metabolic rate by 15 to 30%. In contrast, a carbohydrates-based diet only showed a five to 10% percent increase, with a fat-based one producing a measly zero to three percent boost (sorry, keto fans!).
Excerpted from Harper’s Bazaar