Is there a healthy diet for seniors looking to lose weight?
According to new research, those over 65 can lose weight safely and effectively by following a high-protein, low-calorie diet. So How Can You Change Your Diet?
Those with obesity may have difficulty eating enough protein while losing weight.
However, it is possible if you plan; they have already been asked to restrict their calories to lose weight, but now they’re being asked to increase their protein needs simultaneously.
Having reduced carbohydrates, mainly processed ones, and adding more lean protein, such as fish, chicken, egg whites, and yogurt, into each meal, many participants achieved nearly 1 g of protein/kg body weight/day. The critical point was using four meal replacement products each day (~15 g of protein/each).
Consequently, people will be able to consume fewer calories while maintaining adequate protein intake. Scientifically speaking, muscle protein is made up of amino acids. If you have sarcopenia (loss of muscle tissue), you should eat a high-protein diet or a protein supplement.
In terms of weight loss, protein is a highly satiating macronutrient, which can reduce ad libitum food consumption. Consult your doctor for guidance or a referral if you are unsure where to begin the meal planning.