While protein requirements vary from person-to-person, very few people consume the amount they need for optimal health and performance. Inadequate protein, or sub-standard protein can result in:
- low energy
- poor muscle tone or inability to build muscle
- hormonal imbalance
- poor mental health
- slow metabolism
- carbohydrate cravings and needing to snack between meals
- slow healing.
We will discuss your individual protein needs in your coaching sessions.
If you don’t want to track your daily macros you could try this easy way to keep an eye on your protein intake: include one or two high quality and nutritious “Protein Packages” of around 20g with each meal:
- 3 large eggs
- 20g collagen powder
- 1 cup of quality bought or homemade bone broth
- 75g fish or meat
- some whey protein powders contain around 20g per scoop (always check the brand)
Be aware that by trying to match Protein Packages with the following commonly substituted “high protein” foods you will also be significantly increasing your carbohydrate intake; I really don’t recommend relying on these.
- 100g cheddar cheese
- 100g lentils (dry weight)
- 150g quinoa (dry weight)
- 150g mixed nuts
- 300g tinned chickpeas
- 600g yoghurt!