Wellness Wednesday : PROTEIN
(next week is FATS and the following is CARBS)
Why? There's a TON of misinformation, or wrong, and/or too much that it's overwhelming. #keepinitsimple
Your body, after water, is largely made up of (you guessed it!) PROTEIN!
✨Protein is used by the body to build, repair and maintain muscle tissue.
✨Protein consists of 20 Amino Acids (not 22 like I said in the video. erg); NINE are essential (your bod makes all by itself!) and 11 that you MUST give to it: EAT!!!!
✨HOW MUCH? 1.5 grams(ish) per lb of body weight. for those who workout...EVERYONE!
✨HOW OFTEN? 3-4 hours. Evenly distributed in those 5-6 daily meals.
✨AFTER WORKOUT OR BEFORE? after! to help your muscles recover. Protein is essential for growth and the building of new tissue as well as the repair of broken down tissue—like what happens when you work out.
LOOK UP: "positive nitrogen balance"
✨WHAT IS A PROTEIN FOOD: LEAN meats, dairy, eggs, nuts, chia, avocados, etc.
✨YES! It is TOTALLY possible to gain muscle and be a vegan or vegetarian! It simply takes more work.
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