Protein – so important when it comes to diet and exercise. Helps build those muscles, keeps you feeling full, and is essential in aiding every cell, tissue and organ. It’s especially important when weight training because it aids in the repair of muscle tissue tears.
Greek yogurt – one of my favorites. A whopping 18 grams of protein in 6 oz with NO fat!
It makes a great sweet treat at night to curb those late night munchies – so many ways to have it – doctor it up with Stevia, a few chocolate chips, peanut butter and/or fruit. Add a scoop of protein powder or sugar free pudding mix – tastes like pudding! Put it in a blender with some ice cubes and almond milk (or skim) and a sweetener for a guilt free “ice cream”. Add it to your baked potato instead of sour cream for extra protein.
Add it to your shakes in the morning, and of course, add it to your PANCAKE batter for a protein punch!
Just make sure that you steer clear of the added fruit flavors -they are filled with loads of sugar that you simply do not need! Create your own instead!
Aim for at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. Some people may need even more depending on their activity.
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