Habits for Proper Nutrition Tip 2 of 5 – (Eat Protein Dense Foods with Each Meal)
This area is somewhat controversial. Some experts will have you believe that additional protein is somehow harmful or unnecessary. However, the research is pretty clear; in healthy individuals, a higher-protein diet is completely safe. And not only is it safe, it may actually be essential for achieving your best health, body composition, and performance.
The truth is, it is hard to achieve all three of those with suboptimal protein intake. You may be able to reach protein optimization without eating protein dense foods with each meal. But most people find this very hard to do because they have to eat large portions during the actual meals where they eat protein. So, to make it easy, follow this habit in order to meet your protein needs.
Here is what you should keep in mind:
- A portion size of protein is visually about the size of the palm of your hand, between 20 and 30 g.
- Women should aim for 1 palm of protein dense food with each meal (about 20-30 g).
- Men should aim for 2 palms of protein dense food with each meal (about 40-60 g).
By doing so, you will not only ensure adequate intake of protein, you will also stimulate your metabolism, improve your muscle mass and recovery and reduced your body fat.
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