Can you believe it’s November?!
Sofia’s first Halloween has come and gone, but I will cherish this memory forever. *Look at how cute she was!!!*
Even though it is still technically fall, once we have our car tires changed for winter ones and start seeing Christmas decorations lighting up outside, I inevitably think of winter coming. And I am not sure if it is purely psychological or temperature related, but I tend to gravitate towards comforting food around this time of the year. *I don’t regret the majority of those decisions YET! Haha!*
I see nothing wrong with indulging ourselves from time to time, but I also believe in renewing focus to eat healthy. The problem with junk food is that once you’ve had too much, you start feeling crappy about yourself. And what could be worse than having low self-esteem when everything around you screams joy?!
One of the proven ways to fool your stomach is to give preference to foods that fill you up faster such as food rich in fiber and protein.
Bodybuilding Warehouse, one of the UK’s leading supplement companies, provided me with the following infographic highlighting the health benefits of a high protein diet.
According to Bodybuilding Warehouse, “In a world filled with junk and processed food it’s now vital to make sure you understand what you’re consuming. Over the last 10 years studies have shown again and again that a high protein diet is highly effective in not only helping you feel curb hunger but also improves brain function, strength and aids in muscular hypertrophy. Before we look into the what benefits a high protein diet offers it’s important to note what we mean by “high protein”. High protein to a bodybuilder could mean 400 g of protein a day, we don’t recommend that. Our data is based on the 1-1.5 g of protein per pound of body-weight approach. Some people many find it difficult to consume higher amounts of protein but it’s perfectly safe to consume bodybuilding supplements like whey protein to help aid you reach your target protein per day.”
What are your thoughts? How do you incorporate protein in your diet?
One response to “The Health Benefits of A High Protein Diet”
I have been trying to incorporate more protein into my diet, so I appreciate you listing all the health benefits of this sort of diet. I like that you mention how it prevents muscle catabolism and helps you retain your muscles. This sounds really useful so you can get the most gains at the gym.