09 Mar High Protein Diet – Key to Feeding Your Body
As every most people know, the major battle is having the proper diet for your goals. Like i have said before “Abs are made in the kitchen”.
It doesn’t matter whether you have the perfect workout regime, if your diet isn’t right, you are not going to see results or get that toned body! Unfortunately, there isn’t a successful workout regiment around that doesn’t include a diet loaded with high protein food. This is certainly true for us ladies too!
My previous blog post have advised that high protein food comes in many forms, and while most people automatically assume meat, that isn’t always the best source (although meat does consistently provide a high level of protein).
Beans, lentils, and whey protein are just a few of the other options you can try to help you make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet. They all provide the key and the protein building blocks needed to be healthy and ripped.
High protein foods should definitely be at the top of your diet list whether the goal is to become a bikini model, lose weight, or some middle of the road combination of both. Protein is definitely your BFF.
There are many high protein food that you should consider as part of your diet. Some of these foods include:
- Lean Beef
- Organic Beans
- Whey Protein (supplement added to shake)
- Nuts (go for unsalted and unsweetened)
- Skim Milk
These are just a few of some of the great foods that provide high protein food. There are definitely many other ones to choose from, but this list includes some of the best and a good variety of these foods will help you get toned, lose weight or just maintain your current muscle mass. By eating high protein foods you will heal your muscles after workouts. High protein food is an absolute necessity to get into, and stay in, good healthy shape.
Having said all this, there is a downside to high protein food. The truth be told a majority of them are high in fat and some are very high in cholesterol!
We all know that some fats are good, but even if you have “good fat” like from fish, nuts, or olive oil, you don’t want too much. Then there are the BAD saturated fats and cholesterol that can harm you, threatening with heart disease and clogged arteries.
This is where finding the good high protein sources comes in. Fish, chicken, turkey, and beans are all considered some of the absolute best high protein foods because they are high in protein, tend to have more good fat than bad, and less of it (although some nuts are certainly high in the fat category).
That being said, like I have advised, you need to have a protein heavy diet to see results and stay healthy, especially if you are over the age of 35. One of the big reasons for leaving pork off the list in this article isn’t because that’s a low protein meat (in fact it’s one of the best), but pork is one of the most unhealthy meats due to the bad fats and cholesterol. Many forms of pork are also smoked and cured which has been linked to cancer!
Meanwhile, grilled fish and chicken almost always make the list of top notch high protein foods that can be added to any diet without worry. Supplementing your diet with whey protein is also another great way of getting your daily needs of protein without added healthy risks of some high protein foods.
So do your homework, decide on the best combination of high protein food and you will be on your way.