Many people find that the needle on the scale is headed in the wrong direction after the holidays. If you’re one of the thousands who hope to lose those extra pounds following the holiday season, one of the best ways to do that is by incorporating protein packed meals into your diet.
Why is getting enough protein so important?
It can be essential in order to achieve weight loss goals as without enough protein, the body begins to burn muscle rather than fat. Losing muscle means that the metabolism will begin to slow and you’ll burn fewer calories. The amino acids in protein serve as the building blocks for your muscles, increasing strength, giving you a leaner appearance and helping to keep the fires of the metabolism burning at its max.
Foods that are rich in protein will make you feel more satisfied and keep you feeling fuller longer, decreasing the risk of giving into temptation when unhealthy snacks are around. As more energy is required to digest protein than carbs, you’ll also be burning more calories.
Nashua Nutrition’s line of protein packed meals are not only delicious, but they’re good for you too as they contain the nutrition your body needs, without the extra calories and fat. Rich tasting and convenient, HealthSmart Dinners like Creamy Chicken Pasta are loaded with essential nutrients and contain 15 grams of protein that will help you feeling full for hours.
You can even choose from Italian classics like the HealthSmart entrée Spaghetti & Meatballs. This fabulous dish doesn’t even have to be refrigerated as its shelf stable, making it easy to stick to your diet while on the road. It contains 13 grams of protein to help you stay on track without having to battle pangs – one of the biggest reasons that diets often fail.
This year, don’t lose the battle to stubborn holiday pounds – fight back by convenient, nutritious, protein packed meals.
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