Protein Mini-Course [Day 1]

The chicken or the egg? If the goal is getting more protein, the answer is BOTH! Over the next few days, I'm going to share one of the most important (but often neglected) habits that will help you get the lean, toned, healthy body that you want. Getting adequate protein in your diet! Welcome to my Protein Mini-Course! Why is protein important? Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are responsible for:

  • Structure (of muscle, connective tissues, tendons, bones, etc....)

  • Hormones

  • Enzymes

  • Immune chemicals

  • Transport vehicles around the body.

As you can see, protein is critical to our function. And protein has a much wider impact than just muscles. What are the best protein sources? There are plenty of delicious and convenient ways to get protein in your diet, such as:

  • Lean Meats (ground beef, chicken, turkey, bison, strip steak, pork)

  • Wild-caught Fish

  • Eggs

  • Dairy (if your digestive system tolerates it well)

  • Supplements (whey protein isolate powder)

[Here’s a handy infographic of healthy protein sources that you can download and keep for reference ===> FREE GUIDE] How much protein should I eat? For women, I recommend 1 palm-sized serving of protein with every meal. For men, 2 palm-sized servings. It's important to note that you don't want to go long stretches without protein and then try to cram it all in during one meal. In order for your body to be able to digest, absorb and transport protein throughout the body to do all of its good work, it needs a steady supply throughout the day. Also cramming it in at once is guaranteed to make you feel barfy and bloated and no one wants that! Getting adequate protein at each meal will stimulate your metabolism, improve muscle mass and recovery, and help reduce body fat. All good things that we want! So this week, let's work on making protein your main focus. Are you getting a significant protein source with each meal? If you're unsure, let me know by shooting me an email to ryan@truegritstrength.com.

I'll be back in a couple of days with some tips on how to use Super Shakes to add an extra serving of protein to your day!

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PS: Here are 3 ways I can help you with your health and fitness goals RIGHT NOW: 1. Get my free nutrition guide to learn how to plan high-protein meals that don't take hours to make, so you can eat healthily and still have time to relax at the end of the day! Just email me with the subject line "protein" and I'll send it your way.

2. Schedule a Virtual Visit: Curious what it's like to train with True Grit Strength? Schedule a virtual visit and I'll give you 3 concrete action steps you can make that day to get you closer to your health and fitness goals. No sales. No obligation. Just FREE guidance from a professional. Just email me with the subject line "virtual" and we'll set up a time. 3. Join My New Coaching Program: I'm taking on 3 new private clients starting Feb 1st as part of my latest Online Coaching Program. Spots are limited as I want to ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve in the personalized 1-on-1 setting. If you'd like to learn more about the program, email me with the subject line "coaching" and I'll send over the info!

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