Girl, you need to eat more protein.
Hear me out…
If you’re constantly hungry, struggling to lose weight or put on lean muscle, feeling like you have to fight off cravings like a ninja nearly everyday, or generally feeling like you have super low energy… Chances are you need to be eating more protein.
I’m not trying to say that protein is a superfood (because honestly WTF does that mean anyway?) or this magical macronutrient that is going to solve all your problems. However, we need protein to survive and thrive. Our body is always breaking down and building up new proteins so we need to get adequate protein in our diet to grow and repair our muscles.
More lean muscle mass on your body = you looking better naked.
Additionally, of the 3 macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates), it takes our body the longer to breakdown and digest protein which means a high protein meal or snack will leave you feeling fuller longer. Read: Less snacking between meals.
Don’t believe me?
Eat 2 Eggs with some veggies and a cheese for breakfast (about 350 calories and 33 grams of protein)
A cinnamon roll (the goodness from the can) (also about 350 calories, but with only 4 grams of protein)
One meal (the eggs) will probably leaving you feeling full for multiple hours whereas the cinnamon roll might fill you up for minutes if ever. While it probably tastes great, its just not satisfying.
I break it all down in today’s video:
How much protein should you be eating on a daily basis?
.75-1 gram of protein per pound of your ideal bodyweight is a great number to shoot for.
Have no idea how you’ll ever be able to eat that much protein?!
I got you girl.
I put together a Free Guide of High Protein Meal Ideas. 3 days with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks ideas to get you to 100+ grams of protein.
Grab it HERE, again it’s totally free.