How much protein do you really need?

As the summer comes to a close, are you noticing more energy or less energy in your day?

Do you feel alert and sharp as a tack, or are you experiencing brain fog most mornings?

We can build a strong mind and body in our outdoor adventures, fitness classes, and working out. The food we eat can continue to support us in the same way, all day long.

Understanding how your body works and what it needs is key! If you don’t feed your body all day long with protein, fat, and fiber it will be easier for the body to burn muscle than fat for energy.YIKES!

So what do you do?

Eating breakfast within an hour of waking up will “break the fast”. This let’s your body know that it isn’t starving and more fuel is coming so it can start to release fat all day long. Yes, all day long! Win Win.

My clients struggle to get enough protein in their day and protein is what keeps our bodies in fat burning mode. It’s what our bodies are made of and we need to rebuild everyday with good clean protein, especially for weight loss.

Did you know we need 25-30 grams of protein to jump start our morning? Aim for an average of 1 gram of protein per pound that you currently weigh of protein per day.

So if you weigh 150 pounds, but your ideal weight is 140, you would want to aim for 140 grams of protein per day.

My first go to is always smoothies with a plant based protein packing the punch. Some other great ideas are deviled eggs with bacon and avocado, or 2 eggs over easy with sautéed spinach, and turkey sausage. Hash breakfast with turkey bacon or tempeh is one of my favorites.

Remember the key is to “break the fast”. Fuel your body at the start of your day to balance blood sugars and get your body in fat burning mode and eat within an hour of waking up. 

What are your favorite go-to’s? I would love to hear. Share below

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