For many years when I would get hungry in the afternoons, I would reach for a nice cold barrel fish. Back then, eating barrel fish was very convenient for me because of my proximity to barrels and fish. But little did I know that eating barrel-raised, protein-rich fish while watching my mid-day “stories” was helping me to keep slender. Although all that nonsense about barrels and fish isn’t true because it’s completely insane, there is true and staggering new evidence that protein in the afternoon may help you manage your weight.
According to a study out of the University of Missouri, Columbia and published in the Journal of Nutrition, mid-day protein-snacking can help improve diet quality and reduce appetite. This short-term study looked at thirty-one overweight and target-weight teenagers. Some were given a high-fat snack, some a high-protein snack and the sad, last group were given no snack at all. Those in the high-fat group consumed twenty percent more food during the day than the protein group, and the no-snack group ate thirty-percent more than Team Protein. Members of the protein group also saw a decrease in their fat intake and asked for their dinner twenty minutes later than the other two groups.
ProPeas: Vegan Protein
The AIM Companies, the same great company that brought you Red Rush beet juice also brings you ProPeas pea protein. Tasty and clean vegan protein that offers 12 grams of appetite-suppressin’, muscle-buildin’ protein for only sixty calories. It’s a snack to end all other snacks, literally!