In order to lose weight, we need to take in fewer calories than we burn.
Eating protein can help with that, by boosting your metabolic rate (calories out) and reducing your appetite (calories in).
This is well-supported by science. Protein intake at around 25-30% of calories has been shown to boost metabolism by up to 80 to 100 calories per day, compared to lower protein diets.
But probably the most important contribution of protein to weight loss is its ability to reduce appetite and cause a spontaneous reduction in calorie intake.
Protein is much more satiating than both fat and carbs.
Jesus said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’ Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. Luke 22:10-13
A guest room is a temporary place.
Many of us are still in the guest room and have not left. Even worse, we have refused to leave. We have become comfortable doing the safe familiar church activities but many of us have never allowed the Holy Spirit to do the extraordinary through our lives. We are afraid to risk…because we don’t trust Him.
Exercise of the Week: Are you still living in the guest room? If so, leave immediately.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (But only if you leave the guest room.)