Eat enough protein `to stay slim`

Eat enough protein `to stay slim` Want to stay slim? Make sure that you eat enough protein in your diet, rather than simply cutting calories, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Sydney have carried out the study and found that low protein in diets can lead to excessive energy intake and drive people to eat more snacks, the `PLoS ONE` journal reported.

On the contrary, they have found that enough protein in their diets help people in curbing appetites and preventing excessive eating of fats and carbohydrates.

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The results represent the first scientifically supported evidence that dietary protein plays an important role in appetite and total food consumption in humans, and are an important step in addressing the global obesity epidemic.

`Humans have a particularly strong appetite for protein, and when the proportion of protein in the diet is low this appetite can drive excess energy intake.

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