It’s something we’re told all the time, that we need to get more protein into our meals. But when we lead such busy lives and we need quick snacks getting protein into our meals can seem like quite a challenge. After all, we’re not all able to grab a handful of homemade beef jerky and head out of the door in the morning! But what can we do to ensure that we get more protein into our meals, but also why should we be doing this for our health?
It’s The Foundation Of Your Strength
We all know that we need protein for building muscle but when we start to increase our protein intake a bit more, we don’t start to feel so hungry. This stops us from snacking on unhealthy things. If you want to start something like strength training you will notice that you get more hungry in the early days, so you’ve got to have a proper meal that has a huge amount of protein but is also full of vegetables. You can very easily cook a chicken in the oven and make some easy Italian roasted vegetables. If you’re looking for no-fuss vegetables you can see the recipe here. But when you hear so much that eating plenty of protein increases your muscle mass and strength, if you aren’t heading to the gym or even physically active, when you’re trying to eat healthily keeping your protein intake high can prevent muscle loss. When you’re losing weight you can lose muscle mass at the same time.
It Increases Your Fat Burning
Eating can boost your metabolism in the short-term. But if you snack on carbs and sugary stuff you will struggle to get the metabolism going. But increasing your protein intake has been shown to boost your metabolism and therefore increase the number of calories you burn. It’s a good idea to have a decent protein snack on you whenever you’re out and about because it stops you from going for the unhealthy treats. There are easy egg muffin recipes that you can make and are handy snacks to keep on you when you’re out and about, not to mention that the regular protein intake can boost your metabolism.
It Helps You Stay Fit As You Get Older
We are all concerned in one way or another about getting older. We can either feel that as we get older, we get weaker, or we start to lose strength. One of the best things that we can all do as we get older is to eat more protein. We live in an age where we are surrounded by carbohydrates, but it’s the protein we need to focus on. Protein is one of the best snacks to keep you full but it can also help to reduce age-related muscle deterioration.
As a way to lose weight, keep strong and stop you from aging, protein is that all-important component of every single meal. Make sure you start getting more protein into your meals and you will feel the benefit in every aspect of your life.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.