#FitemberwithHeather Day 20! 💪🏻 In my opinion, #protein is the most vital #macronutrient when it comes to a lean, strong, healthy, well-functioning body. It’s the building blocks of your #muscles to keep you moving, controls your satiety so you don’t overeat, and even helps maintain/promote #weightloss through its thermogenic effects.
Did you know 20-30% of the calories per gram of protein are used just in the process of digesting and absorbing it? And not only are there fewer “net” calories, but as more muscle is maintained (or rebuilt after a workout), your resting metabolic rate is higher with the greater amount of muscle you have. This is why protein-focused meal plans and #strengthtraining go perfectly hand-in-hand for weight loss!
Since it’s #ThirstyThursday, let’s take a look at just a few of the most popular #proteinshake options found on the market. There’s a variety of brands, but key things to look for in any shake are the grams of protein (no more than 30g, since that’s all your body can process in an hour), the quality of sources (“isolate” is a higher quantity and quality of protein than “concentrate” forms), whether it’s animal- (whey or casein) or plant- (soy, pea, rice, oat) based protein, and other ingredients found in the power or liquid. .
Be careful too - you should never need to “replace” a meal with a basic protein shake. If you choose to have a shake as a meal, it’s always better to add fruits, veggies, nut butters, or other extra ingredients to make a more balanced, full, nutritious meal! 🥤💥
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