Ways To Get More Protein
Protein: The essential nutrient we all need, yet we find that for most people it tends to be the most challenging macronutrient to hit!
As a general rule of thumb, we need .8g-1.2g per pound of bodyweight, depending on our goals. If you’re overwhelmed on where to start, making sure you’re getting enough protein is a great place. A few benefits of taking in enough protein:
??Builds & repairs muscle
??Keeps us satisfied & curbs cravings
??Helps build a “lean” & “toned” physique
??Gives us energy
??increases metabolism- our bodies naturally burn more calories w/higher muscle mass.
??Helps us recover & “bounce back” from workouts more quickly.
Aiming to get protein at each meal & snack will help us more easily hit our protein target for the day. Ways to get protein:
??Chicken, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, chicken sausage, ground chicken.
??Beef: ground, steak, pot roast, jerky.
??Fish: cod, tilapia, salmon, tuna, etc!
??Eggs & egg whites.
??Spirulina. Throw in soups & smoothies!
??Protein packed pasta: chickpea, lentil, edamame.
??Kodiak cakes, protein powder, protein bars.
??Lentils & beans
??High protein veggies like Brussels, asparagus, broccoli, peas.
These are of course just some of the ways! Make it a goal to get in the right amount of protein for you each day & reap the benefits! Remember, our bodies can’t store protein for later use, so be sure to get in the right amount each & every day!!