Protein contains nitrogen, which is the key component to amino acids. Protein is needed to maintain and improve the performance of your organs. It regulates bodily functioning, such as hormonal regulation, and is an important source in giving you energy. Protein is needed to help heal and protect injuries, for the growth and repair of muscles, skin, bones, hair, and more.
Your body uses more protein if you exercise more often, and I have a feeling most of my followers are, since I’m a weight loss blog. If you don’t eat enough protein you won’t be able to work out as hard as you can if you do eat enough protein. Working out more/harder = more calories burned = better stride towards weight loss.
How much do you need per day? It depends on weight, height, how much you exercise, etc. However, the standard method used by nutritionists is to multiply your weight (in lbs) by .37 or to multiply weight (in kg) by .8
Some foods that contain protein:
- Nut butters
- Breads/whole grains
Believe it or not but honey has many health benefits!
- reduces muscle fatigue
- all natural sugar
- prevents fatigue during exercise
- gives an energy boost
- keeps levels of blood sugar constant compared to other types of sugar
- immune system booster
- antioxidant properties
Decades ago, around the time of Steven Tyler’s last haircut, a completely wrong-headed idea started being passed around America’s dinner tables: Eating fat makes you fat.
Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat, and most “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods actually have just as many calories as their full-fat versions, because of added sugar and chemicals. And there’s no debate on this one: Since we made “cut down on fat” our favorite food craze roughly 30 years ago, the U.S. obesity rate has doubled. Among children, it has tripled. That’s a failed food policy if ever there was one.
But it’s just one of many “get fat” habits that can be turned into a “slim-down” habit, starting today. All you need is a pinch of resolve and a few new routines. Here are the 20 habits you can replace right now.
How to reduce sugar in cooking.
In most recipes, you can reduce the sugar by half and add vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon to make the sweetness seem stronger than it actually is! - Kitchen conscious food lover, Caitlin Cooks
In most recipes, you can reduce the sugar by half and add vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon to make the sweetness seem stronger than it actually is!
- Kitchen conscious food lover, Caitlin Cooks