Are you eating enough protein? Why should you eat more of it? Listen as Leane shares her thoughts on eating more protein.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
Things you need to consider when deciding to become pescetarian.
How much protein you need to eat.
The benefits of having enough protein in your diet.
We should be having 2.2 times body weight in grams of protein.
Protein is made up of amino acids that help us grow and repair cells and tissues.
Protein makes us feel fuller for longer.
Protein is great for bone health.
Protein has a higher thermo effect of food. This means it essentially burns more calories processing that food.
Protein can lower blood pressure and can keep us fit and strong.
Eat more protein!
Add protein powder to your smoothie.
Eat more eggs.
Eat protein bars.
Take amino acids.
“When I thought about how much protein I currently ate or ate prior to giving up meat, I don’t know if it was anywhere near enough. And I wonder if that hindered some of my fitness efforts in some way.”
“Having looked at hundreds of food diaries and anecdotal stories and thinking about how I’ve eaten, I think we get way too many carbohydrates in, probably not enough good fats, too many bad fats, and not enough protein”
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