Protein Keeps The Muscle
I am sure most of you have an idea of why we need protein in our diets: for growth and repair of muscle tissue. Well ok, that was pretty simple! We all knew that. However, while most people will try to get in enough protein during a muscle building phase, protein can be pretty overlooked when looking to actually lose weight. I mean after all, the importance of weight loss is not to actually build up, but to trim down, right? Correct, but you don’t want to trim down everything! Even if you want to lose weight, you job should still be to preserve as much muscle mass as possible while losing fat only. This is why protein is also essential during your weight loss journey. Not only should you pay close attention to your protein intake during a muscle building phase, but also, during a weight loss phase. It’s also better for your fat loss efforts over the long-term!