In The News: More Protein?

In the News

New research suggests that current recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be too low. In a recent study, the focus was on protein as an essential component of a healthy diet—helping people stay full longer, preserving muscle mass (when combined with exercise), and serving as a key nutrient for important health outcomes and benefits. In weight loss management, adequate protein (while ensuring that caloric intake is within a healthy range) has been shown to preserve muscle mass without gain in fat mass.

Current government recommendations are 56 grams per day for adult men and 46 grams per day for adult women. Barix Clinics individualizes protein goals based upon height and ideal body weight—assuming that a taller person has more protein to maintain.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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