A note on protein

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Admittedly I think a lot about protein…and how to get enough of it.  Getting fat and carbs into one’s diet is simple, but outside of sitting down and eating half a chicken it is more challenging to meet our protein needs.

Everyone has a different opinion as to appropriate daily protein intake, but if you want to be lean and svelte protein is essential and a good rule of thumb is to eat as many grams each day as your weight.  So, if you weigh 120 pounds then eat 120 grams.  This would equate to 480 calories in your daily diet coming from protein; if someone is on, say, a 1500 calorie a day eating program then that would be about 32% of your calories.  The Zone diet would give you a thumbs up, Dukan Diet most likely too.  But most importantly we here at Rachel Rettman – Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle would be proud of you!

So grab your soy nuts, drink your milk, eat your tofu, and wolf down some lentils.  Whatever your pleasure, there are lots of creative ways to pack in the protein!  More on this topic to follow…

 

 

 

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