Hemp Protein for Weight Control
Why Do Dieters Use It?*
Hemp protein promoters claim that it boosts metabolism and helps people lose weight
, burn fat, and build muscle. Some people who take hemp protein for weight loss say it helps them to feel more satisfied and less hungry, and reduces their sugar cravings. It is acceptable to vegetarians and vegans and safe for people with sensitivities to dairy
, and eggs
who want to increase their protein and fiber
intake for weight loss.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Weight management experts often recommend a high-protein diet to help overweight and obese people lose weight and keep it off. Vegetarians and vegans may find it hard to reach protein intake goals for weight loss without adding a supplement such as hemp protein. Hemp protein is usually relatively low in protein compared with other protein supplements, but it is high in fiber
, which may also have benefits for overweight and obese people trying to lose weight.
How Much Is Usually Taken by Dieters?
People who use a high-protein diet for weight loss typically aim to get 25-30% of their daily calories from protein; in other words, a 1,500-1,800 calorie per day diet would include 95-135 grams of protein. Most people who use hemp protein to reach this goal use one or two 30-gram servings, with each serving providing about 15 grams of protein, but there is no standard established intake.
*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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