Protein is potentially the most underrated macronutrient of all and often an opportunity for clients to really sink your teeth into (literally) to see progress with your health, fitness and fat loss if that's your goal.
Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body.
They are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source.
You can find protein in most natural foods including meat, fish, yoghurt, eggs, nuts as great examples.
MAIN BENEFITS OF PROTEIN:
Speeding recovery after exercise and/or injury.
Reducing muscle loss.
Building lean muscle.
Helping maintain a healthy weight.
Research shows us that "most" adults fail to eat the recommended amounts and would benefit from increasing by as much as 50% per day, and even more for regular exercisers too.
Do you know how much you consume per day?
Clients on our 28 day Fat Loss Kickstarter have been challenged to track their intake this week to build a picture of where they are at right now so we can make any changes necessary moving forward.
Aim for minimum 1g of protein per 1kg bodyweight each day. So if you weigh 100kg you should be hitting 100g protein or more to ensure you are getting optimal benefits for your health.
Not getting enough?
Start by looking at foods you already eat and aim to increase intake of higher protein meals and replace those that lack any real protein value. It all adds up over the course of a day!
Here’s some recipes if you need some inspiration…
Good luck :)
your Personal Trainer / Protein Muncher