Protein, it’s all you tend yo hear anyone talk about nowadays, and for good reason!
Getting the optimal amount of protein intake in any given meal is challenging in itself. A lot of the time, ingesting the adequate amount of protein is difficult. But, it’s a task well worth the challenge.
Eating proper amounts of protein helps the body produce and repair muscle. A protein deficiency will inhibit the body’s ability to create muscle and recover properly. Also, eating a diet with less protein than recommended will leave you feeling hungrier.
Nowadays, many of us are concerned about the negatives of eating meats, dairy products, and eggs, and have alternatively turned to vegan options instead such as beans or tofu. While beans and tofu are both plentiful sources of protein, they have their drawbacks too. Tofu is beneficial only if it is minimally processed. Beans are high in carbohydrates. It’s important to look at the protein to calories ratio of varies beans. It is a strong likelihood that if you aren’t eating the adequate amounts of protein, you are alternatively eating more carbohydrates.
Another common mistake in dieting is reducing calorie intake overall. When you reduce calorie intake, your body automatically adjusts itself to function with the reduced calories rather than drop the pounds you were hoping to lose. Eating the proper amount of protein increases the body’s metabolism by 20-30%.
So exactly how much protein should you have? Well, that’s going to vary based on goals, but a safe and good bet is to shoot between, 0.8-1 gram of protein per lbs that you weigh. So if your 180lbs you should be eating roughly 180 grams of protein per day.
Click on the video link below and learn how to adjust your calories and protein the same way we do for our clients