How Much Protein Should I Consume?
One of the most common questions we receive from our customers, is how much protein should I consume? As for all diets the answer is, it depends. It depends on many factors. Age, weight, goals, sex, etc. One of the biggest factor is bio-individuality. As not all diets fit one person, some might do better with higher protein and lower carbs while others might do better vice versa. Also as all diets, they change depending on season or even age, what worked for you yesterday might now work for you today. We need to listen to our bodies and adjust our diets accordingly. Today we are on a high protein, high fat and low carbs diet.
If you are not sure how much protein you should be consuming the below calculator can be used to assist you determine how much protein you should be consuming.
What Are The Best Sources of Protein?
Eggs: Are inexpensive and are about 78% protein.
Almonds: Loaded with protein and also contain other nutrients such as fiber.
Cottage Cheese: Low in fat, loaded with protein and calcium.
Chicken: One of the most popular sources of protein.
Greek Yogurt: 6 ounces of non fat Greek yogurt contains 17 grams of protein and only 100 calories.
Quinoa: Is one of the most popular superfoods, it is also a complete protein.
Lentils: One of the world’s best sources of plant based protein, and also high in fiber.
Fish: Not only loaded with protein but also contain omega-3 fatty acids.
Peanuts or peanut butter: Both are also loaded with protein, and both have been proven to assist in weight loss.
Shrimp: loaded with protein, omega-3 and very low in calories and fat.