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Get More Protein In With These Tips

It may seem like the obvious thing to do when you want to improve your diet, but getting more protein into it is a major step towards better health. You’re going to need extra protein to help support muscle repair and help you to shed weight you don’t want hanging around. It can seem like a challenge at first, to up your protein amount and increase your intake.

With the right information, you’ll be able to think about adding more protein and you’ll be able to do it. Your body doesn’t store any protein, but it still needs it. Whether you are recovering from a big workout or you want to build your body into lean muscle, you need to think about how to get more protein in. You can save the best Philly cheesesteak for the nights you’d like a double dip of meat and cheese, but for the most part, you need easier tips to get more protein in your diet in a healthy way. So, with that in mind, here are some of the tips that you need to do it!

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  1. Start with your breakfast. Starting your day with the right amount of protein is so important if you want to make sure that you stay full for as long as possible. You want to know that you are going to get to your lunchtime without needing to stock up on snacks, right? Well,add protein in from the first meal of the day. Greek yoghurt packs a protein punch and you can use eggs or lean meats to get started. 
  2. Mind your snacks. If you don’t happen to need to snack throughout the day, don’t get too worried about carb-filled snacks. Snack time is a great time of the day to add more protein to your diet. You can bet that peanut butter is protein-filled, so when you add peanut butter to apples you get a protein-filled fruit snack that really helps to fill you up!
  3. Don’t make it boring. Meat and eggs, fish and nuts, meat and eggs, fish and nuts. This gets boring if you make it cyclical. The key to creativity is to remember that you have a range of meats to choose from. You don’t have to stick to the same ones all the time!
  4. Add protein powder. You may not be a fan of drinking your calories, but protein shakes can really help you to add some to your diet. If you’re not a fan of shakes, add protein powder to a waffle or pancake mix!
  5. Remember, protein is more than meat. If you want to pack your plate with protein, don’t just aim for meat sources. Legumes, pulses, quinoa, eggs, nuts – there is more than enough protein in plenty of plant based foods, and you can add more grains to your plate, too. There is protein in your veggies, too, so make sure that you fill the plate with as much as you can fill your tummy.

Karla Urwitz
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