Thursday, November 08, 2007

Protein and Exercise

Last night while we were hanging out at Saxophone, Jo mentioned himself losing weight by controlling diet without much exercise. He mentioned something about daily protein intake of 90 grams/day. I woke up this morning and was still curious so I googled it up and found this and this.

Basically daily protein consumption is pretty important if you're controlling weight. I've always thought of less carbohydrate, less fat, but no idea about protein. If you do not eat enough protein, the body will suck protein from parts of your body for essential body functions (instead of fat which we would want to lose). However, excessive protein consumption will end up as fat on your body.

I'd have to start monitoring what I eat too.

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