Protein is unlike any other nutrient. While carbs and fats are necessary for many functions of the body and its systems, eating enough protein is critical. In this article, I will discuss why you need Grass Fed Protein for Weight Loss.
Proteins are structural nutrients and are necessary for the rebuilding and repairing of tissue. Our bones, muscles and skin, rely on amino acids found in protein to do their job.
Protein can be found in animal and plant sources.
Whether you are eating beans, beef, fish, or peas, you need approximately 1 gram per lean pound of body weight daily to maintain your muscle mass.
Grass fed protein is the best source to ward off inflammation, keep the healthy fats higher, and to be sure you are getting humanely raised, meats, chicken and animal products that are not filled with hormones and additives.
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As we age, our muscles deteriorate unless we are placing a demand on them. Bodyweight exercises and weight lifting are great ways to keep our bodies strong as we age and to prevent age-related muscle loss, however, without protein, we can’t build and repair our muscle tissue.
Our metabolism is directly related to how much muscle mass we have in our bodies. That is exactly why someone with a lot of muscle mass, or someone “really in shape” can seem to eat more calories. When you have more muscle you actually NEED to consume more protein and calories to sustain your muscle mass.
Eating protein builds and repairs muscles after a workout.
Protein keeps you full, and if you get enough of it, you are less apt to binge.
Protein has a thermogenic effect. What that means is your body burns calories to digest it, unlike fats and carbohydrates. One often overlooked factor in why you need Protein for Weight Loss.
Some great sources of protein are:
Enjoy a variety of foods so that you keep your body functioning at it’s optimal best.
Remember if you skimp on protein, it could have consequences from weakness, to weight gain, binging to not being able to keep weight off.
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