First things first, I know you think your protein target is too high but I promise you it's not.
I need you to trust the Life Plan and nail your protein goal. You aren't going to grasp this overnight but please don't moan on and give up straight away.
Hitting your protein is vital for results. Protein keeps you fuller for longer which will help you with your hunger levels. It also has a higher TEF value than carbs and fats; meaning our body burns more calories when processing protein.
Protein is great for maximising muscle retention. When you're in a calorie deficit, our body wastes muscle to fuel itself, so we want to stop this as much as possible.
You are going to struggle at first, as you aren't used to hitting a protein goal. Once you get into the swing of things, it'll soon become a habit to hit your protein everyday.
Firstly, let's talk about lean protein sources. This is what you need to be focusing on. They are a great way to get to your goal whilst not consuming too many calories.
Here's just a few brief examples:
I've listed a few of my go-to protein choices below for you to go out and buy:
Let's take a look:
Now, whilst lean protein sources are useful, you don't have to avoid the less lean sources such as:
'But Richie, I'm vegan...'
Don't worry, it might be a little tougher but there are plenty of vegan options you can opt for:
To put it simply - yes you can.
However, you should always aim to hit your protein via real food first. Protein powders come in handy when you feel as though you are falling short.
Real foods contain additional nutrients that are great for your body, keeping you fuller for longer. Therefore, we only suggest protein powders, bars or supplements as a final simple solution.
All you need to do now is get to the shop and start tracking. I hope these tips have helped you in some way and you can start nailing your protein.
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