Protein is the building block of muscle that is used to build and repair muscle tissues.
Each gram of protein provides approximately 4 calories. Protein is a powerful tool when trying to change your body composition. It is the most satiating, meaning it leaves you feeling fuller for longer, is the highest thermogenic of macronutrients which helps increase your metabolic rate.
When you are in a calorie deficit i.e.dieting, a higher protein intake is important, to prevent muscle loss.
Good protein sources – chicken, turkey, fish, beef, eggs, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, lentils, pulses, tofu.
If your current protein intake is very low, start by increasing it slowly, by adding a small amount of protein with every meal.
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