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Prioritizing Protein

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Protein is a crucial part to achieve your fitness goals.

Studies have shown that increasing your protein intake and can positive effects on your health and work out regimen. There are several benefits, here are a few.

Protein is a powerful tool to control hunger. Protein is the most filling of macronutrients. The goal is to find lean protein through low carb and low fat foods. To lose weight, try replacing majority of your carb and fat intake with protein. This will keep you full longer and decrease the calorie intake from an off balance of other macronutrients.

Protein is also a key factor in building muscle mass and strength. It is a building block to forming muscle within the body. If you are working out, it is important that you get enough protein to build the muscles. If you are trying to build muscle, especially while losing weight, you need to take an increased amount of protein in order to keep your body from breaking down muscle for energy while in the caloric deficit.

Protein helps repair torn and sore muscles. Because protein is the building block to forming the muscle, naturally it helps repair them when they are damaged. Without protein to restore the muscles, the healing process can take a lot longer.

Protein can boost metabolism. Food boosts your metabolism for a short time, but protein is proven to keep your body in the fat burning stage longer than carbs and fats. Your body uses the calories to break down to energy, because protein takes longer to break down, it boosts your metabolism for longer.

Of the main three macronutrients, protein, fats, and carbs, protein should be the largest percentage. Because you want to include as much protein as possible at optimal times, there are several ways to accomplish this.

In order to help to build muscle, it is good to get protein with in thirty minutes of finishing a work out. The easiest way to accomplish this, is by using a protein powder. Most powders simply mix with water and allow you to get the optimal benefits from your work out. Check out these classic super hero blender bottles great for mixing your protein. FitKing offers several different proteins to choose from. If you are unsure of which protein to choose, you can check out the other blog article, Whey or Plant-Based Protein.

Protein should also be your leading macronutrient in your meals. Most people associate meat with protein. While meat is a great source of protein, there are many other great options. Eggs are a great source of protein and can be eaten several different ways to change it up! Black beans and lima beans are great sources of protein, along with Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.

Don’t miss out on getting the most from your vigorous work out, be sure to follow it up with any of the proteins FitKing has to offer!

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