Are you getting enough protein every day?
If you think that protein is going to make you gain weight, and you’re staying away because of it, think again.
Protein helps to maintain and rebuild muscle after a work out and during daily life.
Protein should be eaten with every meal, in an amount that is right for your particular weight. It is recommended to get approximately 8gm/kilogram of body weight, according to the text Anatomy and Physiology, by Seeley, Stephens and Tate.
Recommended protein amounts according to the CDC are:
Women ages 19 – 70: 46 grams per day
Men ages 19 – 70: 56 grams per day
Protein can be found in other sources than meat if you prefer, but make sure to get good, lean sources that don’t have an abundance of fat included.
Options such as chicken breast, ground turkey, all types of fish, legumes and beans are all great choices.
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