A Word About Proteins

protein molecule

Protein–a beautiful necessity of Life!

As you can see, protein is a beautiful piece of our molecular biology. And a necessity of life–without protein we cannot exist as carbon-based beings.

One huge benefit of protein to those of us who are perpetually hungry due to over-dieting and trying to starve ourselves thin is that proteins, like fats, give a high level of satiety. The difference between eating 100 calories of protein and 100 calories of sugar can be compared to a long, pleasant drive in the country versus a 5 minute heart-stopping ride on a roller coaster. Both involve speed, both involve travel, but they have very different results. In the same way, your 100 calories of protein will be converted, like everything else you eat, into glycogen. But the RATE at which this consumption takes place as well as WHAT is done with that glycogen is vital when considering your eating choices.

There is also another factor, known as the Insulin Trap. Simply put, those 100 calories of protein will keep you from getting hungry and keep you feeling ‘full’ longer than those 100 calories of simple carb. The sugar will be converted quickly and will tell your pancreas via hardwire contact (or a slap upside the head)  to MAKE INSULIN NOW NOW NOW! Whereas the protein will kind of laze around and eventually send a text message to the  pancreas saying, “Hey dude, we will be needing just a tad more insulin down here, but take your time, no need to over-produce. Thanks, man! U rock!” In the first scenario you need to eat again–and soon–in order to give the insulin something more to work with. Problem? Oh yes indeed.

In reading these pages, as I hope you will, you will find that a great many of my recipes seem to lack meat, chicken, fish, etc as protein content. Sometimes this is deliberate; sometimes this is because you, as an intelligent person, can figure out that you may add your own meat, chicken, fish or whatever TO many of these recipes.

If you would like suggestions for protein additions, or any other help with these recipes or eating yourself slim in general, PLEASE feel free to contact me. 🙂

Carla

8 thoughts on “A Word About Proteins

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  3. Ron

    I’m just a guy with a poetic reply…

    There’s nothing like eating some proteins,
    Like those found in meats and in some beans.
    They fight off the hunger,
    And make you feel younger,
    They have benefits yet to be seen.

    Compliments of Humorous Interludes
    http://ronyaroshauthor.com/

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    1. ctoby Post author

      I couldn’t agree with you more
      And,though I hate going out to the store
      It’s better than eating the grass from the weeding
      Or the stuff that has dropped on the floor!

      Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog! I enjoy yours as well..:)
      Carla

      Reply
    1. ctoby Post author

      Thank you so much! I appreciate that you took the time to read this page–when I first posted it a friend who is a molecular biologist said, “Right on!” so I figured it was…well, right on 😉 I’m very much enjoying following your blog, though I can’t always ‘like’ your writings ’cause I’m reading on my phone at work (on my breaks of course!)…but I do indeed like the way you write. 🙂

      Reply
      1. Lafemmeroar

        Thank you! I like to keep things light on my blog, but I do hope that readers enjoy what I post 🙂 I figure a chuckle a day keeps the blues away … 🙂

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