Peace, Love and PROTEIN. The reason I have protein listed in the same sentence as peace and love is because it is just as important! As a trainer and a nutrition coach, protein makes my world go round! Consuming enough protein increases your immune function, boosts your metabolism, increase satiety, helps with weight management, controls body fat and increases performance.
Everyone needs protein in order for our bodies to function optimally. Some people like athletes or physique competitors need more protein to maximize their performance and physique. In other words, we all need a small amount of protein to survive but we need a lot more to thrive. A good rule of thumb is to eat 1g of protein per pound of body weight. For example, a 150lb person should try to consume 150g of protein per day.
Your body needs its protein stores continuously replenished so you should consume a moderate amount of protein at every meal. Another time that you would want to focus on protein is after you exercises, mainly after weight or strength training. Try to eat or drink some form of protein within 30 minutes to an hour after your workout.
There are always so many questions about what kind of protein is best. That really is up to you most plant based or animal proteins are fine and work the same way. You just have to watch for other things that are added in. Try to keep it as clean as you can.
Madison Murray is a certified personal trainer, a group fitness instructor, a certified sports and exercise nutrition coach and a certified functional strength coach. For more information head to www.madfitaz.com or check her out on instagram at @mmmadisonmurray