Research shows that a high protein diet is key to weight loss. In this post from Butter Nutrition, we will take a look at how you should use protein to reach your goal of a slimmer waistline and optimum health.
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Use these 5 tips to achieve a healthier you by eating enough (not too much) protein.
1. Know How Much Protein Your Body Really Needs
An average person needs around .6 to .75 grams of protein each day per pound of body weight. However, if you have an active lifestyle, you may need more.
Catherine shares some some simple examples that will give you an idea on your protein requirement.
If you weigh:
125 pounds: 75-94 grams/daily
150 pounds: 90-113 grams/daily
175 pounds: 105-131 grams/daily
200 pounds: 120-150 grams/daily
If you need about:
1800 calories/day: 67.5-90 grams/daily
2000 calories/day: 75-100 grams/daily
2200 calories/day: 82.5-110 grams/daily
2200 calories+/day: 110+ grams/daily
2. Use Protein Intake To Shape The Overall Calorie Intake
Eating enough protein can help guide you to eat enough food during the day to support your weight loss and/or health goals.
3. Increase Protein Quality
This means choosing minimally processed grass fed, organic, or wild proteins whenever possible. You also need to understand that the protein quality of animals and plants are very different.
4. Eat Protein As If You Are Eating The Whole Animal
This means eating more of the proteins that are commonly left out of the standard American diet including bone broth, gelatin/collagen, liver, and other organs.
5. Be Consistent With Your Protein Intake
This last point is the hardest to do but it is the secret to getting good results.