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High-Protein Diets Promote Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

Brian Turner

Posted on May 13 2016

About 90 percent of people who lose a significant amount of weight through dieting gain it back again within 12 months. Marleen van Baak from Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that people who consumed high-protein diets ad libitum (they could eat whatever they wanted) were able to maintain weight better than people following a low-protein diet or diets with either low or high glycemic indexes (complex or simple carbohydrates). The test subjects had previously lost more than 20 pounds. A simple way to maintain weight loss is to consume a shake containing 25 grams of whey protein mixed with milk or juice. This will suppress appetite and help maintain lean mass.


(International Journal of Obesity, published online March 28, 2014)