Your coach tells you, “you need to get more protein in per day . And to do that, all you have to do is eat .7 – 1 gram per lb of body weight” …. Your initial thought is how come? Then your mind starts to calculate the math, then you think how much am I currently getting? How am I going to fit that in? what foods are even protein? And then the feeling of overwhelm and confusion can set in.
While there is lots to consider in nutrition, you don’t need to go it alone. WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
So, Seriously WHY is protein IMPORTANT??
Protein is the building blocks for your muscles, eating adequate amounts of protein helps you maintain muscle and promotes muscle growth. Wanting to gain strength or looking to increase your lifts, increase your protein. Adequate protein also becomes extremely important as we age, as the process of natural aging begins to occur at the age of 30 and we begin to lose 3-5 % of muscle per decade.
Are you coming back from an injury? Protein helps your body to repair after it has been injured as it forms the main building blocks of your tissues and organs.
Want to build a strong immune system?? Yep protein forms antibodies that help fight infections
Are you trying to lose weight??
Increase your protein!
Protein reduces cravings and late night snacking – Craving cookies is different from normal hunger. Wanting to stop at the grocery store on my way home from work at night is always a signal that I have not eaten enough protein during the day.
Yet cravings can sometimes be hard to control, the best way to overcome them may be to prevent them from occurring in the first place. And one of the best prevention methods is to increase your protein intake.
Protein also helps to Boost metabolism and fat burning due to the thermic effect and increases calories your burn around the clock.
PROTEIN IS ESSENTIAL for BUILDING MUSCLE, FAT LOSS & RECOVERY
So here’s what your going to do to get more Protein:
-Consume Protein with each meal
-Replace cereal with Eggs – you can knock off 30 % of your protein intake in the morning just by switching up your morning routine,
2 eggs – 12g protein
1.5 chicken sausage links – 22g protein
2 ounces cheddar cheese – 12g protein
That makes a nice sized omelette that has 46 grams of protein.
-Look for a variety of Proteins that you enjoy
-I like to eat my protein first at each meal- protein allows you to feel satiated
-Add protein to your salad; Chicken, Turkey, Salmon or Tuna are all great
-I like Lean Beef Jerky for a fast easy snack – dehydrate your own to eliminate any added sugar
-Purchase a scale
-Track your intake
I want you to know this: on the days it feels hectic and overwhelming are the days you’ll get the best results.
Consistent, action always wins.
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