High Protein Diets
While I knew that protein-intake was essential for my health, I was happy to learn that a high-intake of protein also helps with weight loss. We usually think of someone starving themselves when they are dieting to lose weight. I normally drink protein shakes after my workouts to help rebuild muscle. Additionally, like apple cider vinegar, high-protein intake also suppresses our appetites. This bodes well for our weight loss plans!!!
A high-protein is the most important nutrient for weight loss because it boosts our metabolism, reduces our appetite and changes several weight-regulating hormones. High-protein diets boosts our metabolism due to its high thermic effect, causing us to eat fewer calories later either in a meal or with late-night snacking. A general rule for optimal protein intake would be to multiply your calorie-diet intake by 7.5%. So if you have a 3000 calorie diet, you would need to eat 3000 * 0.075 = 225 grams of protein.
When preparing protein shakes, I typically add avocados, bananas, pineapples, peaches, strawberries, orange juice and milk. I like to pack in as much nutrients as I can in each protein shake.
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Here’s my high-protein diet that I drink every morning:
Garden of Life Sport, Organic Plant-based Protein, Vanilla-flavored shake mix
One-half of an avocado
A frozen fruit mix of pineapples, peaches, and strawberries
This may seem a bit much but I’m more concerned with receiving as many nutrients and protein as possible. If you want a little style with your protein shake, then try this Key Lime pie protein shake recipe:
1 cup of water
1 scoop of Garden of Life Organic Meal Replacement – Raw Organic Fit Powder, Vanilla-Flavored
1/2 cup of Cottage Cheese
1 tablespoon of Lime Juice
Date sugar (or any type of sweetener of your choice)
A handful of spinach
A few ice cubes