Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

Are you curious about how to use high protein resistance training to fight obesity? Scientists used an 8-week controlled trial and a 24-week observational follow-up to determine that. The study, entitled the PROMOTE study (High-protein and resistance-training combination in overweight and obesity) for short-term weight loss and long-term weight maintenance for Chinese people, started in June 2019 and ended in October 2020.

At the start, the study randomly assigned ninety 18 to 50-year-old overweight or obese participants to one of three groups. The three groups are a conventional low-fat diet, a high-protein diet, and a weightlifting combination. The researchers monitored, recorded, and reviewed the bodyweight of the participants.

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In addition, the researchers observed the participants at weeks eight and 24 and compared them to their baseline levels.

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Classic black dumbbells with two protein jars

Long-Range Goal –

The long-range goal of the study is to provide clinicians and dieticians with 32 weeks of data. The data helps explore reasonable weight loss plans for obese people that address short-term and long-term weight loss.

The China Postdoctoral Science Foundation hopes to provide programs for obesity management in China. This study and similar studies also can promote the development of exercise- and diet-related programs.

The hypothesis is that weightlifting combined with a high-protein diet would result in similar short-term weight loss to low fat and high protein diets.

But produce better long-term weight loss than the conventional low-fat or high-protein diet alone.

Health Problems –

Obesity is a growing (and dangerous) health problem worldwide, affecting over 30% of the population. Also, obesity links to virtually all metabolism-related diseases and is associated with more than 200 health problems.

For example, obesity causes over 80% of the cases of diabetes, and obesity also contributes to diabetes-related deaths. In addition, excess weight and obesity appear to increase tumor risk, and obesity significantly increases the risk of death.

The Last Word on High-Protein Resistance Training to Fight Obesity

How do you use protein and weightlifting to fight obesity? First, there is a search for a long-term solution. Roughly 70% of dieters who achieve short-term weight loss regain at least 50% of their weight in 2 years. And return to their previous weight within three years.

This study will also help experts design and develop a reasonable weight loss plan for obese people. The study addressed both short-term weight loss and long-term weight loss.

There are few international studies on short-term weight loss and long-term weight loss. And there are even fewer involving an increasingly obese population.

So this study is one of the first to detail weightlifting’s effectiveness in short- and long-term weight loss. What do you think? Please share your response in the comments so others can benefit from your experience.

By Terry Clark

Terry Clark is a math professor, certified fitness trainer, bodybuilding coach, nutrition specialist, writer, and fitness enthusiast. Terry loves working out, playing with numbers, solving problems, writing, and teaching.