Scientist Paul Arciero and his team are big fans of "protein balancing" - eating protein with every meal.
He recently conducted a study, looking into protein intake and how it affects belly fat and training results.
Half the group consumed 3 grams per kilogram of body weight per day.
The other half consumed 1 gram per kilogram of bodyweight.
After 12 weeks, both groups were leaner, stronger, and had built muscle.
But the group that got more protein had lost more abdominal and visceral fat, built more muscle, and could even bench and leg press more.
Weirdly, they even got better results from their flexibility training.
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Even if calories are kept the same, when you eat more protein you get better results from your training, and all else being equal, you lose more belly fat.
In these studies, even though the "high" protein group consumed less than a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, researchers didn't rule out the idea that more would've led to even better results.
In another extensive study, this same group of researchers concluded that protein supplements and whole food protein sources were equally effective.
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