Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Jun 20, 2021

 

 

I remember when I first hired a coach to work on changing my body composition. He sent me my daily protein target and I audibly gasped.

 

“What?? No way. Can’t do it.”

 

It was at least 3x the amount of protein I was currently having.  This was a few years ago when I was on a mostly plant-based diet and my protein intake was extremely low. I remember feeling extremely triggered and resistant - there was no way I could get that much protein.

 

It took me a while to get there, but when I finally understood the importance of getting enough protein - not only for my body composition but for my health - everything changed.

 

My body actually started changing. Without drastically cutting my calories. I felt satisfied. I had energy. And I wasn’t bloated all the time anymore.

 

Protein consumption is a topic I discuss with many of my clients and it’s one of the most important ones, after a general nutrient-dense diet....

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Fudgy Protein Mug Cake

Jul 19, 2019

 

This Fudgy Protein Mug Cake is a quick and easy, protein-packed, and guilt-free sweet treat. And, it’s single-serving so you won’t overinduldge.

 

If you’ve been around for awhile now, you know just how strongly I feel about the importance of real food. Real, whole foods should always trump packaged, processed food, in my opinion. For example, I don’t believe in replacing high quality meats and veggies with protein powders or bars. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t use these products to supplement my whole food, nutrient-rich diet. Sometimes a girl needs a little sweet treat. You feel me? 

 

When I indulge in something sweet, I prefer using high-quality protein powder, instead of dense gluten-free or nut- based flours. I’ve noticed I tend to digest protein powder better, which might be true for you, too. Plus, it’s always helpful to consume an extra protein dose in my sweet treat. 

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