Best Protein Sources To Burn Belly Fat #LLTV


Are You Eating The Wrong Types of Protein?

On this episode of Live Lean TV I’m going to talk about GOOD quality protein vs. BAD quality protein…and why high quality protein sources will help you build muscle and burn fat FASTER!

There are so many health benefits of protein, but first, let me set the tone of this article by explaining the meaning of the word “protein”.

Protein comes from a Greek word meaning “of prime importance”.

I think this says it all.

Most people know protein helps build lean muscle tissue. But it also provides your body with many other health benefits.

With this article I want to enlighten you with a few of these lesser known benefits of protein.

So what do I mean by high quality protein?

Without boring you to death, let me put it this way…protein is made up of amino acids. There are non-essential amino acids which means the body CAN produce them on it’s own.

Then there are essential amino acids where the body CAN’T produce them own it’s own. In other words, it’s mandatory to consume these on an ongoing basis from food.

I say ongoing, because the body can’t store them for later use. These amino acids are also essential because they stimulate protein synthesis for muscle repair and muscle growth.

Remember, MUSCLE is the key to living lean because…

It’s the driver for your metabolism. So the more muscle you have…

A) the faster your metabolism…

B) the more calories you burn…

C) and the more lean and sexy you will be!


Three of the most important essential amino acids are…

referred to as BCAAs or branch chained amino acids. This includes leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

A lot of people supplement by buying BCAA powder, which I do recommend, but don’t forget, BCAAs are also naturally found in food.

A high quality protein source typically contains 10 grams of essential amino acids at every meal.

High Quality Protein Burns More Belly Fat…

In a 5 year study, a group with a higher quality protein intake experienced the highest reduction in their waist circumference and visceral belly fat.

In other words, higher levels of BCAAs in your body, are often associated with lower body fat and greater lean muscle for both men and women.

Protein helps you control body fat and is key to staying young and vital.

High protein foods like poultry, eggs, beef, and fish help control fat gain by keeping you feeling full longer.

Thus the more full you are, the less calories you will take in.

Building lean muscle tissue is key to staying young as well as a key driving force in keeping your metabolism high.

So remember…

Plan your meals so each one includes a high quality protein source…in other words, a protein that is complete and high in all the essential amino acids.

Examples of High Quality Complete Protein Sources…

Protein sources with the highest amount of essential amino acids include:

– Beef

– Poultry

– Fish

– Whole eggs

Whey isolate protein powder

Examples of Low Quality Incomplete Bad Protein Sources…

The following incomplete Proteins DO NOT include enough essential amino acids to optimally stimulate protein synthesis and muscle growth/repair.

– Beans

– Rice

– Chick peas

– Whole wheat bread

So if you’re a vegetarian, it’s important you pay attention to food combining so each food compliments each other. For example, combining beans and rice can create a complete protein.

Also, if you eat quinoa, it’s also a complete protein on it’s own.

So bottom line…

Just because the food label on whole wheat bread says it contains 5g of protein. It’s not a complete protein, therefore it’s not going to optimally stimulate muscle building and repair.

So bread is pointless. But you already knew that, right?

Is too much protein bad for your kidneys?


You may have heard that too much protein is bad for your kidneys.

Yes EXCESSIVE amounts can be.

But when I say excessive, I mean EXCESSIVE!!

Believe me, you’d have too eat an incredible amount of chicken breasts to hit the excessive mark.


If you’re interested in learning more about this, I go into greater detail in my internationally selling book, Awaken The Abs Within, which is available in paper back from Amazon or digital download from my website.

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90 responses to “Best Protein Sources To Burn Belly Fat #LLTV

  1. Best channel EVER!!!! Thanks to you I have lost 25 pounds of fat in the
    last 3 months without losing my lean muscles. Almost ready to start cutting
    and leaning my muscles. Keep up the hard word educating people about eating
    Id just like some ideas of diets for weight lifting exercising plans. I
    wanna get a body like yours, not too bulkie, but with noticeable and
    lean\clean muscles.

  2. I just discovered your channel and like it. The videos are informative
    without being too long. Keep up the great work.

  3. Good to know! Quick question – I use a protein powder made from brown rice.
    Does this mean that’s a useless powder? Should I combine it with something
    else to complete the amino acid chain?

  4. Cheers for the Video clip! Apologies for butting in, I would appreciate
    your opinion. Have you heard about – Loranzan Incredible Physique Builder
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  5. Nice Video clip! Sorry for butting in, I am interested in your initial
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  6. Hi! I’m on Intermittent Fasting. In terms of burning fat and not destroying
    muscle, should I stop taking BCAA capsules? Does the BCAA gets in the way
    of my catabolic state during fasting and slowing down the fat burning
    process? Thanks!

  7. Hey brad, love the videos, they have been very helpful to me I lost a
    100lbs in one year by following your advice and doing my best to eat
    healthy I do a lot of cardio and weight training but since I have lost the
    weight I have some loose skin on my lower belly which sucks lol .. My
    question is do u have any tips for tightening loose stomach skin thank you
    man keep up the good work I look forward to all your new vids

  8. Thanks for adding me to your circle! hehe ::fangirl moment:: THANKS FOR ALL
    OF YOUR VIDEOS!!! I had an understanding that bread should be limited, but
    you kind of explained everything for me, here. I love how you put it all
    out there, in detail. Waiting for the next pay day for your cook book. I
    was going crazy because it’s so hard for me to add variety in our new clean
    diet. Thanks again!!!

  9. Hey brad I noticed I got way leaner off of egg whites rather then whole
    eggs, I was eating about 10 whole eggs a day and now I eat about 2 a day
    and egg whites why is it that I got leaner?

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