. Protein is “thermogenic,” which means that it requires a lot of energy to metabolize and digest. Every time you eat protein it physically burns calories; in fact, protein burns approximately 1/3 of its calories through digestion. On top of burning calories, protein also helps keep blood sugar levels controlled and minimizes spikes in insulin. THAT’s the definition of a fat-blasting nutrient.
Going on a strict diet can be challenging on its own. Certain food cravings might make it harder to stay on the right track. This infographic from Bookatable shows how you can combat various food cravings: