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The Power Of Protein

For those of us trying to get a bit fitter and to lose a few pounds, there are a whole wealth of different eating plans out there to follow. One of these includes upping the amount of protein in our diet. But why is this a good thing and how can we do this in everyday day life? Read on to find out.

What is protein?

To survive and thrive we need to feed our bodies with food. Food essential to life is called macronutrients, which include protein, carbohydrates and fat. Of course, if you are looking to lose weight then getting the balance of this three macro is essential and that is where eating more protein can help.

Why is it good for the body?

Protein is made up of the amino acid chain which the body need to function. Also is very filling, meaning you are less likely to crave additional food or snacks after consuming it. It is also articulate good for weight loss because the body take up more energy to process portion so help you achieve your calorie deficit. As well as helping to repair muscles after a workout.

What plans promote a high protein intake?

There are a number of plans out there right now that promote an increased protein intake. The Ketogenic Plan, the Atkins Diet, and the Paleo Plan.

However, each of these has a slightly different approach to the amount of protein and other macronutrients to include in your meals.

For example, the Ketogenic Diet encourages participants to strictly limit the carbohydrates they consume. It recommends that the diet should be made up of protein at 25-35% and fat 65-75%. The Atkins Diet has a similar view, and like Keto doesn’t encourage the consumption of lean protein. The Paleo Diet is slightly different. As it does allow some carbohydrate consumption but advises avoiding cereals and grains. Which are things that would have not been available to our cave man ancestors.

What are the best foods for protein?

But you don't have to follow these diet plans to eat well. In fact increasing your protein consumption can help with weight loss whether you follow these plans or not. So now you know a lot bit about protein and weight loss, it time to look at how you can get more protein into your diet.

Snacks

First of all, a great way to get more protein into your diet is to replace sugary snacks with things like nuts and chickpeas. Due to their high protein content, they are going to fill you up for much longer and give you a steadier release of energy.

Bulk buy from sites like Super Nuts to ensure the best value for money, and so you'll always have a supply ready when you get snacky.

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Breakfasts

A great high source of protein for breakfast is the humble egg. Fried, scrambled, poached or made into an omelet, it makes a delicious meal and helps you top up your protein in the morning.

If you are following a low-fat diet then just use egg whites instead of the entire thing.

Lunches and Dinner

Now for lunches and dinners, there is a wide range of proteins that you can make fantastic meals from. Of course, if you eat meat you have fish, poultry pork and beef to choose from. But if you are vegetarian or vegan, try tofu or beans and lentils as your primary protein source.

Thanks for stopping in!  If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.

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