To lose mostly fat and keep your metabolism running in high gear with muscle mass preserved, you must have adequate protein in your diet. Protein also helps control your appetite. If you go on a diet that is too low in calories, there is a good chance that your dietary protein will not be used to build tissue but instead will be broken down and used for energy much like carbohydrate and fat are. As a reminder, for losing body fat, the nutrient profile of your diet should be 30 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrate, and 30 percent fat.



This is an excerpt from Dr Sue Kleiner's awesome new book "Power Eating 4th Edition" A must-read for anyone interested in building a better body. You'll also find a few great FDN recipes from Shar Sault in there!!



Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN, is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and columnist. A truly remarkable worman, Sue is a fellow and cofounder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition.  Dr. Kleiner's worked as a consultant to the Seattle Seahawks (including quarterback Matt Hasselbeck), Seattle SuperSonics, Miami Heat, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Repertory Project Dance Company. Among her many national and international championship clients are Olympic Medalists, multiple world champions in an array of sports. Sue is also a proud member of the MP Advisory Board. Visit her web site www.drskleiner.com