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Protein and Weight Loss

With obesity on the rise in the UK, weight loss is on the minds of those concerned about the impact that this will have on their health and quality of life. Allure Weightloss are pleased to be at the forefront of this fight, helping those struggling on their weight loss journeys to find a useful medical solution that has been tried and tested. All our procedures are supported by an aftercare programme, with part of that programme being dietetic care. Our diets have a huge impact on our overall health, especially our weight, and just because you’ve had a gastric balloon placed doesn’t mean that you should stop enjoying your food. One way of doing this is by focussing on protein!

What is Protein?

Protein is the building block of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein, thus making it extremely important to us. When you make sure you have enough protein in your diet you are allowing your body enough reserves to repair and rebuild cells and also create new ones. Protein is particularly important to children, teens, and pregnant women as it sustains and encourages growth. If we look closer at what a protein is, we can see that at their basic structure they are devised of a chain of amino acid.

Fuller for Longer with Less Food

Believe it or not, protein is one of the best sources of fullness. It is more likely to leave you feeling fuller longer than other food types. Combined with a gastric balloon, increasing your intake of protein in the form of high-protein meals like chicken, you could maximise the amount of weight you lose by prolonging that already elongated feeling of hunger. With Allure Weightloss, all patients receive support from a HCPC registered dietitian experienced with medical weight loss patients.


The reason why protein helps us feel so full is because it is a vital micronutrient that sends signals to the brain that in turn sends signals to the gut to produce glucose. The production of glucose because of the protein in the body will stop you feeling hungry by further reducing the production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin.

Speak to a Patient Advisor Today

Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of medical weight loss procedures such as the gastric balloon and bariatric surgeries. If you are struggling to move weight or have come to an impasse in your weight loss journey, speak to a patient advisor today to see if we may be able to help. Call 0345 512 0094 now or email info@allureweightloss.com for more information.

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