Are you hitting your protein target?
Perhaps not the question you ask yourself every day but it’s definitely something worth thinking about.
So before we go into it all – what exactly is protein?
Protein, along with fat and carbohydrate is a macronutrient- a type of food needed in relatively large amounts. Your body needs this type of nutrients to grow, develop, help repair and make you feel good!
Protein in particular plays an important role in repairing and regenerating cells and body tissues - so it’s safe to say, it’s a pretty big deal.
It’s important role is the reason why it’s important to be hitting your protein target.
So, to work out how much you need use your weight in kilograms and multiply by 1.5.
The formula is:
Your weight in kg x 1.5 = Your protein target in g’s
There’s lots of foods that can help you up your protein on a daily basis and get you hitting your target. Try and include these in your diet:
- Chicken Breast
- Fillet Steak
- Salmon Fillet
- Herbalife Protein Bar
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Hummus and veg sticks
- Formula 1 Shake
- Rebuild Strength (post-workout shake)
This is just a short list of high protein foods for you to have! Remember, if you’re looking to lose weight try and steer away from proteins that are heavily calorie based. Almonds are a great source of protein but be careful with your portion size.
So set your target and go and smash it! 🙌🏼