High protein foods to help meet those macros!

When it comes to counting macro’s, protein can be a challenge for many especially if you are new to the process and not used to the extra muscle building nutrient your body needs! But need it we do…

Protein is composed of a series a building blocks we call amino acids – there are over 20 different types of amino acids that can be combined to create a protein. By eating a variety of protein foods we can obtain all the amino acids our body needs to grow, repair, and perform a variety of functions including: 

  • Building hair and nails
  • Carrying oxygen in your blood to all the parts of your body
  • Carrying messages to and from your brain via nerve cells
  • Building muscle
  • Digesting food
  • Building antibodies that help defend the body against viruses and bacteria

High protein foods (that are relatively unprocessed) also help to keep us full, which in turn, helps with that whole weight control/weight loss thing we all have such an easy time with…Hmmm

Here are some ideas for you to help get you on your way – remember a calorie counting app like My Fitness Pal can help you to keep a track of exactly how much you are eating each day and the best part? It’s free!

Tejal Parekh, MS, RDN, LDN                                       Registered Dietitian                                  Lean Machine Nutrition   

Tejal Parekh, MS, RDN, LDN                                       Registered Dietitian                                  Lean Machine Nutrition