6 hours ago
Great post by @susanniebergallfitness
about protein! aiming to eat at least 25 grams of protein at every meal is a great way to ensure you’re eating enough protein. save his post for ways to add more protein to your meals.
💥25 grams of protein💥
🍗if you are newer to the protein game, it may seem like a herculean task to get enough protein in every day. but the good news here is that it may not be quite as hard as you think. i generally recommend my clients try to get between .7-1.0 grams per pound of bodyweight or goal bodyweight per day. for some, this range is easily attainable. for others, it may still be a bit difficult.
🥙sometimes seeing what grams of protein actually looks like might be helpful when planning meals out for the day or even the week. 25 grams is not a” standard" of any kind. i just use this as an example so you can see that protein grams adds up
🍳most of the foods on this list, are pretty common protein choices. if you only had two of these on a daily menu, you would be at 50 grams of protein pretty easily. and you probably would be having more than that - maybe it’s fish for dinner, or greek yogurt as a snack. add in smaller amounts of protein that are found in some vegetables, nuts, and some starches, you will be approaching 100 grams.
🍤you can also use a protein powder to supplement your daily protein consumption. making a protein shake is a great and easy way to add in upwards of 20-40 grams of protein depending on much you use. you always want to try and get the majority of your protein from whole foods, but supplementing your diet with protein powder is an effective way to get in that last little bit of protein.
🥓there are plenty more examples of what 25 grams of protein could look like and i will post more to give you even more ideas on how you can meet your protein goals.
🧐and i want you to remember this one thing about protein: if you goal is to get 100 grams a day (just as an example - nothing magical about this number), and you don’t hit it, that is perfectly ok. you won’t lose progress, you won’t lose “gainz” .some days you will hit your target, and some days maybe you won’t. that is perfectly normal and ok.