Leucine, the amino acid that stimulates muscle growth is an interesting food component. Leucine is found in the listing of foods below and also has the added benefit of helping to reduce hunger pangs while dieting which sometimes has the effect of causing unwanted muscle loss as well as the desired fat loss. I can also attest to the hunger pangs also associated with dieting!
The table below shows the food that contain significant amounts of this amino acid:
The reason I am presenting this information is that this is an important ingredient in the Shaklee 180 Turnaround Diet, in that it stimulates muscle growth and lessens hunger, and so adds winning benefits to this diet.
I have been working out with a trainer for many years and he has had me increasing the weight that I can press, squat and dead lift. My strength is steadily increasing even though I have been dieting with the 180 Turnaround Diet. It must the be Leucine that is protecting me from loss of strength while dieting.
Here are the ingredients of the powder additive in the 180 Diet:
- 24 grams of hunger fighting protein *
- 6 grams of fiber
- Powered by LeucineTM
- 23 vitamins and minerals
- Non-GMO soy protein
- Low glycemic. GI Value: 37
- No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives added
- Gluten free, lactose free
* Delivers 24 grams of protein when prepared as directed.
If you are considering dieting, I suggest that you try this diet. You can find it here on my Shaklee website and also become a distributor (in China since 2009 and going into India in fall of 2014).
To your success!