Nutrition with Judy

183. Secret to Weight Loss Without Losing Muscle - Dr. Donald Layman

July 04, 2022 Judy Cho
Nutrition with Judy
183. Secret to Weight Loss Without Losing Muscle - Dr. Donald Layman
Show Notes

I'm excited to sit down with Dr. Donald Layman. We talk about the role of protein in weight maintenance, amino acids, and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview to learn more about the details.

Dr. Donald Layman is a professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

With over 120 published studies, he is internationally recognized for his research on dietary protein and amino acids. He has extensive research focused on muscle development and studies of metabolic regulation for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He is widely sought as a keynote speaker at professional meetings, medical conferences, and as a consultant to major food companies.

We discuss the following: 

  • About Dr. Donald Layman
  • Thoughts on the recommended daily allowance of protein
  • How much should we be eating as we age?
  • 4 levels of protein
  • The role of protein in weight maintenance
  • Eating lean protein meats
  • Thoughts on high morning blood sugar
  • Thoughts on exercise
  • Thoughts on amino acids
  • The distribution of protein
  • Protein shakes vs real meats
  • Where to find Dr. Donald Layman



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