July 06, 2021 2 min read
By Melissa Mitri, MS, RD
If you’ve ever tried to watch your calories or eat smaller portions, you probably know that sometimes this strategy can backfire. You will do well for a few days, but eventually your hunger takes over and you find yourself overindulging again.
You are not alone. Many of us struggle to stick to a healthy diet plan, cut back on calories and successfully lose weight long-term. The problem is that when we don’t feel full or satisfied after low-calorie meals, we eventually give in and overeat. Finding ways to stay satisfied after meals while keeping calories in check is the key to lasting success.
One way to do this is to incorporate collagen into your routine. Adding a daily dose of collagen may help keep you satisfied longer and help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, comprising about 25% to 35% of our total body protein. It is a major structural component of the connective tissue that makes up human and animal tendons, ligaments, skin, bones and muscles. It is sometimes referred to as the “glue that holds it all together.”
Collagen has many known vital health functions, such as maintaining muscle mass and supporting skin, hair and joint health. Collagen also has the potential to support a healthy weight and control appetite through its satiety-inducing effects.
Since most of us choose to eat boneless, skinless animal products, it may be difficult to get an adequate amount of collagen from food alone. Using a collagen peptide supplement can be an easy way to increase your daily intake of this protein.
Controlling hunger is a vital part of any well-designed weight-loss plan. Excess hunger can lead to cravings, overeating and weight gain.
Several studies have shown the potential of collagen supplements to increase satiety and fullness. It’s possible that collagen does this by regulating appetite hormones.
One study found that those consuming a collagen-containing product were 40% more satisfied after eating when compared with those taking a whey, casein or soy-containing product. These same individuals also had a 20% reduction in calorie intake in subsequent meals. The more satisfied you feel with a nutrition plan, the more likely you are to achieve results.
If you feel like you’re doing all the right things but are still struggling to control your appetite, a collagen supplement may help. When shopping for a collagen supplement, search specifically for “hydrolyzed collagen peptides,” which are broken down for maximum absorption and efficiency.
Our hydrolyzed collagen product supports a healthy weight and appetite as well as improving overall wellness. For maximum benefit, take a daily dose of our hydrolyzed INVIGOR8 Collagen Peptides mixed with our INVIGOR8 Superfood Shake or in addition to INVIGOR8 Fat Burner. If you’re looking to start taking collagen, discuss it with your healthcare provider to see if it’s a good addition to your regimen.
Our weight-loss products all work great on their own, but they work even better together! Try our Superfood Shake in combination with our Collagen Peptides or Fat Burner.
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