5 Reasons Why Gelatin is One of the Best Weight Loss Foods
If you were to ask for one food that you could add to your diet to help you lose weight, the one word answer to your question would be “Gelatin”. Gelatin is a functional food. Meaning gelatin has a purpose. And in this case, gelatin can assist you in your slimming needs.
How so? Because Gelatin is protein. Collagen protein.
And science tells us protein does keep you fuller longer. And when you feel fuller longer, you tend to eat less. When you eat less and move more, weight loss is inevitable. Which is good news...
But wait, there is more! There is another reason to have gelatin as part of your weight loss foods. Because while you are whittling your waistline, the collagen protein found in gelatin helps keep your skin looking firm, tight, and plump. Which means, NO DIET FACE (sunken cheeks, tired looking, dull dry skin and collagen loss).
But I digress....
Now, you might be thinking…….
"Oh yeah? Well, I am hungry all the time and I eat late at night. Is gelatin an appetite suppressant? And can gelatin curb my cravings? Does gelatin work on that too?"
Hint Hint, please read on!
But first, let me ask you a couple of questions. Please place a mental check mark to every question that applies to you:
- Do you stress eat?
- Have you ever gone to bed hungry on a diet?
- Does that hunger pain keep you awake at night?
- Do you sleep well when you are hungry?
- Do you crave foods when you are on a diet?
- Do you ever get cranky pants or overly emotional when you are on a diet?
- Do you ever fall off the diet wagon and simply let go and go on a feeding frenzy?
How many check marks did you get? Me, being an expat serial dieter, I put a check mark next to every question.
Which is why we are going to discuss 5 Reasons Why Gelatin is One of the Best Weight Loss Foods... everything from keeping you fuller longer to addressing your appetite hormones to even minimizing anxiety and getting that good night's sleep!
Once you know this information, using gelatin for weight loss will end up being your #1 go to food to help you to lose weight!
Let’s face it, many of us, me included, have struggled with losing weight and have tried everything conventional and non-conventional to drop the pounds.
We start off enthusiastically but soon lose the motivation when you have to eat the same boring blanch food every day. That’s when pizza (or pasta or peanut butter chocolate chip cookies) starts looking like a food from the heavens and you charge right in, in an absolute feeding frenzy!
WHY? A lot of that has to do with appetite hormones plus having an empty stomach, feeling deprived, never satisfied, not to mention CRANKY! Plus, it is hard to sleep when you have a grumbling in your tummy! Right? Does that sound like you? That is where the collagen protein and all of gelatin's benefits comes in as this article is all about why using gelatin for weight loss is key....
And why gelatin powder with all its collagen protein, is one of the best weight loss foods. Ever.
So, settle in and let’s get started.
What is Gelatin? Gelatin is protein. Collagen Protein.
Nothin new here but, the bones, skin, and connective tissues of animals — as us humans too — are largely made of a protein called Collagen. Gelatin represents a simpler form of pure collagen, which is full of hydrolyzed collagen protein and an overabundance of uber health friendly amino acids.
The gelatin we consume either in jellies, candies or gelatin powder is derived from "breaking the molecular structure" or "cleaving the bonds" that hold the larger collagen molecules together.
This is done through several methods, one similar to making bone broth. Another employing an enzymatic process using Papain and or Bromelain.
Consuming gelatin is how you obtain gelatin's benefits, including weight loss
5 Reasons Why Gelatin is one of the Best Weight Loss Foods.
So, you know, all things mentioned below are backed by hardcore science. So, rest assured, what you’re about to read is totally authentic!
Reason # 1: Gelatin is Best for Appetite Control - 44%!
You may know from your cooking experience that gelatin soaks a lot of water and swells up really quick. This is called the gelatin bloom. Same thing happens when you eat it. When you eat gelatin rich foods, like jube jubes or gummy bears, they fill you up quick and you end up eating significantly less.
In fact, gelatin is the best appetite suppressing protein, says research conducted at the Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Researchers compared the appetite suppressing effects of different proteins like gelatin and casein (a protein from milk). The study found that people using gelatin experienced an astounding 44% reduction in appetite. That shows how amazing gelatin is in suppressing appetite.
Reason # 2: Gelatin Regulates Appetite Control Hormones
Another reason why gelatin as a food is so successful in reducing weight is that it alters the levels of appetite controlling hormones. That’s a huge plus. You won’t stop eating unless these appetite suppressing hormones signal your brain to do so. What most people lack are these hormones and that’s why they end up in a perpetual cycle of eating more and gaining more weight.
Research conducted at the University of São Paulo, Brazil studied the effects of collagen protein consumption on the levels of different appetite control hormones. Researchers found that gelatin caused a substantial increase in the levels of GLP and the dieters reported a significant reduction in appetite after eating gelatin.
Which leads us to reason # 3 of why gelatin is one of the best weight loss foods: gelatin boosts metabolism
Proteins are considered the healthiest macro-nutrient. That’s for a good reason too. Proteins don’t get stored in the body like fats and glucose. Moreover, use of proteins causes a significant increase in the overall metabolism and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR is the number of calories you burn without exercising. Think of it as a free give away!
Most of us have a sluggish metabolism, thanks to our diets and living habits. What we eat is turned into fats instead of being burned by the body. Losing weight without a healthy metabolism and higher BMR is quite difficult. Gelatin is almost totally made of proteins. So, being rich in protein, it boosts your metabolism and BMR like nothing else. If you’re consuming gelatin, gelatin makes sure that most of the calories you eat are turned into energy and not stored as fat.
Reason # 4: Gelatin is Deficient in Calories
Well, it all comes down to calories in the end. It’s all about finding the right balance of calories you consume and burn. If you’re eating more calories, you’re going to put on weight.
The way I look at it, weight loss starts one of two ways: you either eat fewer calories or burn more via exercise. In a nutshell, the answer to weight loss dilemma is eating calories poor (low) and nutrient dense foods. Sugar contains almost 400 calories per 100 grams and gives no additional nutrients. Gelatin, on the other hand, contains only 83 calories per 100 grams and offers your body a never-ending supply of essential amino acids.
And lastly, reason # 5 of why gelatin is the best for weight loss? Gelatin is a Natural Sleeping Aid
It’s quite difficult to sleep on an empty stomach, right? Also, you’re more likely to munch on unhealthy snacks if you’re having trouble sleeping. So, you need something that fills you up and helps you go to sleep as well. The answer, again, is gelatin.
Glycine is the most abundant amino acid in gelatin. Gelatin contains almost 21% of this amino acid. Glycine, in addition to being helpful in losing weight, decreases anxiety and promotes sleep too. Results of a research carried out at the Institute for Innovation, Japan showed that glycine consumption is an effective way to improve both quality and quantity of sleep.
Moreover, glycine was also found helpful in reducing fatigue.
There you have it! 5 Reasons Why Gelatin is the one of the best Weight Loss Foods.
To summarize, how does gelatin for weight loss work? Gelatin helps to keep your appetite in check as gelatin fills your tummy up (remember the gelatin bloom!) - keeping you feeling fuller longer, which means you may eat less; gelatin keeps your appetite suppression hormones in check; gelatin is a great metabolism booster; gelatin is calorie deficient yet high in protein; and gelatin, with its high concentration of glycine, helps to promote a beautiful sleep!
One way I get my gelatin is through Triple K, an all-natural, organic, hearty cocoa-cinnamon instant beverage blend with 11 grams of collagen protein! Triple K is hormone free, halal and NonGMO....
Gelatin is a lot more than just an ordinary culinary ingredient. It’s an amazing weight loss food that can boost your weight loss program like nothing else. And strengthen your skin making it look firmer, lifted and plumper. Meaning – NO DIET FACE.
So, what’s the hold up? Incorporate gelatin into your diet and start seeing the results. Until Next Time,
PS.. I have been drinking Triple K for over 7 years now. I love the taste and love all the collagen protein benefits I am receiving...get yours today!
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