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Protein, Protein, Protein and CleanER Eating!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Since I injured my quadriceps in my left leg, I’ve been really focused on loading up on protein. I know that protein helps to rebuild the muscles, so I’ve been aiming for 85-90 grams/day. Prior to this, I was feeling pretty good about my protein intake if I got 50-70 grams/day. The thing that I’ve noticed since really increasing my protein is that I am staying full a LOT longer. Additionally, I’ve cut out refined sugar in any processed food, and also in any sugary treats. For the most part, I’ve avoided the sugary treats. As a result of the no-sugar challenge that I’m doing (3 weeks total), I’ve been increasing the number of fruits & veggies that I get daily. All in all, I’ve been eating a much cleaner diet than before. This has helped me to feel a lot better in general. I am not really having cravings for all the sugary sweets that I used to love and it’s really making me stop to think about what I’m putting in my mouth.

What are some of your favorite high-protein meals or snacks?
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    I love eggs add egg yolks (from pastured chickens) to smoothies or oatmeal is a great way to boost your vitamins and minerals.
    1859 days ago
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