Why The Proteifine Diet Is Perfect For Vegetarians

Why The Proteifine Diet Is Perfect For Vegetarians

We receive regular enquiries asking whether our most popular weight loss programme, the Proteifine Diet, is suitable for vegetarians. The answer is absolutely yes. I believe that Proteifine is the perfect weight loss plan for vegetarians.

 

As a former vegetarian of 14 years, I struggled with my weight, consuming a carb heavy diet with minimal protein. This left me tired through much of my 20s and a good stone heavier than I am now. As a vegetarian it can be a challenge to consume optimal amounts of protein from good quality sources. Meat, fish, seafood and eggs are amongst the best sources of protein as they provide all essential amino acids making them a ‘complete protein’. Vegetable sources of protein such as beans and lentils don’t provide all essential amino acids. In addition to this they also provide considerably more starchy carbohydrates than animal sources of protein which is not necessarily supportive of weight loss.

 

Optimising protein intake is essential for promoting healthy weight loss and ensuring long term weight maintenance. The Proteifine Diet comprises over 160 protein based meals made up of vegetarian sources: pea, soya, egg and milk. The vast majority of Proteifine products are suitable for vegetarians.

 

In my experience, vegetarians tend to find the Proteifine Diet easy to stick to and often more varied than their usual diet. I have also noticed a number of interesting positive side effects whilst working with vegetarian clients on Proteifine:

 

DECREASED HUNGER AND INCREASED SATIETY:

Due to an increase in protein intake, vegetarians find that they are considerably less hungry (and more satisfied from foods) compared to before they started the diet.

 

INCREASE IN MUSCLE MASS

On monitoring their body composition, I usually see a more significant increase in muscle mass in vegetarians compared with meat eaters. This is beneficial because it ensures a lean and toned appearance and also helps with long term weight maintenance.

 

IMPROVEMENT IN SKIN QUALITY

Collagen and elastin are proteins, therefore optimal intake of easily absorbed and digested protein is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Many clients see improvements in their skin whilst on Proteifine, not just vegetarians. In clients who have a considerable amount of weight to lose, this also helps prevent skin sagging.

 

IMPROVED ENERGY LEVELS

A significant intake of starchy carbohydrates combined with a suboptimal protein intake often leads to fluctuating blood sugar levels which typically result in energy dips. Proteifine is designed to ensure a regulated blood sugar level and therefore a consistent and sustained energy level throughout the day.

 

BETTER SLEEP QUALITY

Certain amino acids are important for the regulation of mood and sleep. Tryptophan is the natural amino acid precursor for serotonin (the ‘happy hormone’) and melatonin (which regulates sleep). This amino acid is commonly lacking in a vegetarian diet. Tryptophan is a key element of the Proteifine Diet and many report better sleep and a more consistent mood as a result – not to mention no ‘diet blues’.

 

 

The Proteifine Diet has transformed the health, figures and lives of many of my clients, numerous vegetarians included! If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love to book you in for a complimentary weight loss strategy call to understand what you’re looking to achieve and discuss how we can help.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.