What Does Protein Have to Do with Weight Loss?

A lot. As it turns out.

A lot of diet plans like Keto encourage protein-rich foods.  So, what does protein have to do weight loss?  Protein builds muscle. More muscle boosts your ability to burn calories.  Plus it helps you feel full longer, consuming fewer calories.   Adding protein to your diet has other benefits as you age.  Ot helps maintain mobility.   A recent study of women over 65 who ate 1 gram of protein for every 2 pounds of body weight had markedly reduced risk of sarcopenia, which is a loss of muscle mass.