Protein in your Diet

Written by Super Member: LT Thomas

Heather (Pro Figure Competitor), Eats Her Protein You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? Many foods contain protein say: pro-teen), but the best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans. Protein builds up, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. (Not the tissues you blow your nose in! We mean the stuff your body's made up of.) Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.

Are you getting enough protein in your diet?

If you aren't taking a protein supplement, you more than likely aren't receiving enough protein in your diet. How much is enough protein? For the average lady, you should consume 0.5 gram of protein. If you are working out, you should consume between 0.6-0.8 gram of protein per lean body mass. Your lean body mass is the amount of muscle on your body. If you don't know what it is, you should consider getting your body fat taken.

Why do you need a protein supplement?
  • Gain lean muscle and lose fat at the same time
  • Prevent muscle breakdown
  • Build and repair tissue
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Convenient way of consuming protein
  • Prevent you from missing a meal

This Article was contributed by a Super Member:
LT Personal Training LT Thomas, BS - Chief Executive of LT Personal Training, Speaker, Competitive Bodybuilder, & Fitness Model. L.T. is available for appearances, speaking engagements, and interviews. If you have questions, you can send an email at [email protected]
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