One of the many services NUTRISHOP Chico provides is a diet analysis, free with any purchase, that examines each customer’s intake on an average day to determine what fixes can be made depending on that person’s goals. And nearly without fail, the top thing that can almost always be adjusted is the same for just about everybody- diet.
We’re talking about enough protein, of course. If there is one supplement that is a must-have for dieters, weight lifters, body builders, athletes or anybody just wanting to have a healthy body, it’s a quality, low-carb, low-calorie protein powder supplement. At NUTRISHOP, we think we have one of the best in the industry in Vitasport’s PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS, and we’ve gone over it before. But it’s such an important macronutrient that it’s definitely worth revisiting – especially as we approach the holiday season, where eating clean gets much harder.
The most very basic of all steps in any diet fix is taking care of the obvious: Slashing out the four-doughnut breakfasts, removing the words “nacho” and “cheese” from your average snack menu and eliminating dessert as a must-have food group. But right after that step comes ensuring that you’re getting enough protein, and this is a difficult step for a lot of people. However, a quality protein powder like PRO7 makes it easier.
Many people wonder how much protein is the “right” amount, and the truth is that it varies. Some schools of thought believe there is no such thing as “too much” protein, while others have exact guidelines to follow based on calculations. Realistically, the second option is better, but luckily the math isn’t too tough — for a simply healthy intake, aim for roughly one gram of dietary protein per pound of body weight every day. So if you weigh 160 pounds, you want to make sure you’re getting at least 160 grams of protein on a daily basis.
It might sound like a lot, but if you follow the guidelines set forth in NUTRISHOP owner Toby Schindelbeck’s Fat Loss Report, you already know that you’re aiming for six meals a day. At that rate, it means you’re trying to consume about 30-35 grams of protein every time you eat. Considering that can be a can of tuna, a four-egg omelet with a glass of fat-free milk, a chicken breast or a lean steak (among many other options), that shouldn’t be too hard. But to limit your calorie intake so you can still burn fat while ALSO getting the necessary protein, you almost HAVE to have a protein supplement in between meals. The combination of taste, convenience and results one gets with PRO7 cannot be beaten by any high-protein food.
It might sound daunting at first, but consider the all-around effects of protein in your diet:
- Protein helps provide amino acids crucial to the muscle-building and repairing process.
- More muscle (and the upkeep of it) translates directly into a higher-burning metabolism, which lets you process calories much more effectively.
- A higher metabolism is much more capable of burning body fat and using food as energy, instead of storing it as fat.
If those weren’t enough reasons, PRO7 tastes great, and has a brand-new flavor with the long-awaited Cookies and Cream. Be sure to check out PRO7 at either Chico NUTRISHOP.