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Boosting metabolism: High-protein diet boosts metabolism
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A high-protein diet attenuates the decrease in metabolism seen following weight loss according to one study.
Metabolism only drops half as much with high-protein diet
One study found that metabolism decreased only half as much after 7 days when people ate a high protein diet compared to those eating a high carbohydrate or high fat diet (-3.2% vs -6.1% vs -7.1%, respectively).
Difference equals 50 calories per day
The difference was equal to approximately 50 calories per day.
Whitehead JM, McNeill G, Smith JS. The effect of protein intake on 24-h energy expenditure during energy restriction. International Journal of Obesity, Aug 1996, 20(8):727-32.
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