Protein is the most important macronutrient for diets targeting fat and weight loss in terms of muscle maintenance. Protein supports weight management in many ways whether in the form of solid foods (energy bars) or liquids (shakes/drinks). Apart from contributing to muscle maintenance it also confers a greater feeling of satiety than carbohydrates and fats and requires more energy for digestion resulting in less net calories.
When avoiding carbs, supplementing dietary intake with sports food is much simpler than finding the right combination of conventional foods.
According to the current state of knowledge, a diet low in carbohydrates but rich in protein is generally recommended. A high protein diet will make your digestion work harder due to its greater thermic effect resulting in less net calories. As carbohydrates provide quick energy, one has to bear in mind that if carbohydrate intake is reduced too much, it may have a negative influence on athletic performance as a consequence. Only during long-lasting low-intensity physical exercise can this energy be compensated by fats, but not during high-intensity exercise. Athletes that do high-intensity or short burst anaerobic exercise are thus discouraged from low-carb diets (exceptions apply for those on ketogenic diets).
Besides following nutritional recommendations for high protein and low carb diets for weight management, functional substances also provide support. Of interest in this context are thermogenic substances that reduce energy use or promote fat metabolism by enhancing energy expenditure.
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