We recently met with a Bariatric Physician at a large hospital system who told us about his experience with the Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) patients he sees...
""When patients start gaining weight, usually they have stopped using their protein and vitamins.""
It’s well established that protein and vitamins are essential, but the validation from an expert in the field makes us want to share this reminder with you and your patients, so people can live healthier lives!
At UNJURY®, we believe it’s a mistake to stop using protein supplements altogether because it makes it very difficult to meet daily protein requirements, which the latest research indicates is a minimum of 90 grams per day for people over 40. Some foods are higher in protein, yes, but almost always bring along fat, excess calories and carbs. In contrast, roughly 90% of the calories in UNJURY are protein.
Getting lots of protein is key to successful weight loss and maintenance, and many doctors recommend using a supplement long-term. A recent meta-analysis of 32 studies, comprised of 3,500 individuals, found a persistent and positive effect of dietary protein on long-term weight maintenance 1. And dairy protein is particularly helpful (Whey Protein Isolate is the best)!.
- Improves satiety, so you feel full longer
- Preserves lean muscle mass during weight loss ... and it is muscle that burns calories
- Reduces body fat and waist circumference
- Reduces weight regain after dieting
And protein is good for a lot more than weight management! Ideal levels of protein help with normal immune function, active metabolism, stable blood sugar and keeping you strong. Conversely, insufficient protein is closely linked to failure to lose or maintain weight, hair loss, muscle tissue loss, and reduced immune function.
So, it’s clear that protein and vitamins should be part of your patients’ long-term plans to get the results they want, and stay in control of their health. They can get on track and stay on track with UNJURY®!
1. Clifton, P.M., D. Condo, and J.B. Keogh, Long term weight maintenance after advice to consume low carbohydrate, higher protein diets--a systematic review and meta analysis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2014. 24(3): p. 224-35.