Lose Weight By Eating Less Meat

Published:August 21st, 2010

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has supported the messages that advise people to lower the amount of meat they eat in order to be able to enjoy a longer, healthier life. Eating meat was associated with weight gain in both women and men, according to the researchers that have worked on this study. One of the theories that was proposed is that meat alters the way our bodies regulate appetite control.

Researchers from Imperial College in London together with other universities in Europe published the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A wide study on almost 400,000 persons was conducted in Europe to assess the impact of eating meat on body weight. Men and women from 10 European countries were recruited for the study over a period of five years.

The study was aimed at assessing the link between weight gain and consumption of red meat, poultry and processed meat. People who have eaten more meat for a period of more than five years gained almost two kilos more than those who rarely ate meat. Those who ate processed meats such as sausages, ham and bacon gained more weight.

According to the findings of this study, an increase of 250g of meat per day, the equivalent of one steak can lead to 2 kg of weight gain in five years.

The results challenged the common belief that diets high in protein can prevent obesity and promote weight loss. The high energy density and fat content of meat was considered to be conducive to weight gain. The competing theory was that a diet high in protein can lead to weight loss due to increased metabolic rate but the results proved otherwise.

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