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xer0xed
06-20-2006, 07:39 PM
Does anyone have any information about whether or not consumption of protein specifically increases the rate of metabolism? I notice that about an hour after I have a pure protein or protein-rich food I become extremely hungry, and was wondering if this has been confirmed or if I'm just tricking myself. I tried googling for this information, but kept getting results I wasn't looking for. =/

Your input and ideas are appreciated.

Macros
06-20-2006, 07:50 PM
you're probably getting hungry because low blood sugar level is one of the factors that triggers hunger and protein doesn't contribute significantly to it.

xer0xed
06-20-2006, 07:56 PM
you're probably getting hungry because low blood sugar level is one of the factors that triggers hunger and protein doesn't contribute significantly to it.

Would the fact that I have hypoglycemia have anything to do with the effects I notice after consuming a protein-rich food as opposed to one that is carb rich? If I don't consume protein, I never get that hungry at that rate of speed and I just find it really odd.

Khryz
06-20-2006, 08:12 PM
That is sort of odd, because protein is supposed to be the most hunger-satisfying out of all 3 macros. So the fact that it increases your hunger might be due to your condition but I'm just guessing.

However, protein does act like a natural thermogenetic due to the body being forced to burn calories in order to digest protein. 30% of the protein that you eat the body has to match to digest those calories, whereas carbs and fats are sub-10%.

Mango
06-20-2006, 08:15 PM
However, protein does act like a natural thermogenetic due to the body being forced to burn calories in order to digest protein. 30% of the protein that you eat the body has to match to digest those calories, whereas carbs and fats are sub-10%.

Bump.

Why would you only be consuming protein at a meal?? If you had some essential fatty acids with it, and a few vegetables, you'd feel fuller, longer. Fiber, ya know??

xer0xed
06-20-2006, 08:16 PM
That is sort of odd, because protein is supposed to be the most hunger-satisfying out of all 3 macros. So the fact that it increases your hunger might be due to your condition but I'm just guessing.

However, protein does act like a natural thermogenetic due to the body being forced to burn calories in order to digest protein. 30% of the protein that you eat the body has to match to digest those calories, whereas carbs and fats are sub-10%.

So could the calories being burned by the digestion of protein be sugar calories? And the resulting drop in blood sugar level is what causes me to feel hungry?

Edit: This is right after I work out too... I'm now thinking this might actually be the main cause.