As a trainer and nutrition coach, we always come across clients who are NOT getting an adequate amount of PROTEIN in their diets.
It is often a struggle for them to hit their daily protein requirement, and not be super high in carbs and fat. Here are practical ways YOU can get MORE PROTEIN in your diet.
Stock up on a few different lean meat sources
- Boneless skinless chicken breast
- Lean ground turkey
- Lean ground beef
- Al fresco Turkey burgers (frozen meat aisle)
- Lean cuts of steak (sirloin, tenderloin, etc.)
Go for eggs AND egg whites
- Whenever you need more protein in your diet, but not necessarily extra fat, liquid egg whites will come in handy! Yes, whole eggs are GREAT and packed with nutrients. I’m not saying don’t eat whole eggs, but have just egg whites on hand to supplement some extra protein in. 1 cup of liquid egg whites have approximately 25g of protein!
Always have a high quality PROTEIN POWDER on hand
- Our favorite whey protein is the Cellucor brand. They have TONS of flavor and I especially love them because they even bake really well. Whenever you are on the go and don’t have time to scramble up some egg whites or grill chicken, a scoop of protein can be a lifesaver. Just take one scoop and shake it up with either water or unsweetened almond milk! 1 scoop has about 25g of protein. You can use this to supplement your protein at one of your meals or have it as a preworkout/postworkout or just a snack throughout the day!
Have protein IN BETWEEN meals
AKA snack on these:
- Quest bars
- Protein bread (will be sharing the recipe SOON, so get excited!!)
- Protein Shake
- Grilled chicken lettuce wraps
- Fresh ceviche
- Turkey slices rolled up with fresh cucumbers and dipped in hummus
- Nonfat Greek yogurt
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Adequate protein consumption is critical for building and maintaining lean muscle as well as stabilizing your blood sugar, and maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails.
What are some tips YOU use to get enough protein in your diet?? Leave your response in the comments below!