Protein is a key part of the Better Body System meal plan and healthy living as a whole. No matter what your health goals are, getting enough protein is essential to reaching them. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss out on protein!
Why Protein Matters
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in your diet because it serves so many purposes in your body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues and make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It’s also the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Protein is also a key nutrient in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It helps your body build and maintain lean muscle, which promotes a healthy metabolism. It also helps you feel fuller longer, so it can be an especially valuable tool if you’re working to lose weight.
Are You Missing Out?
In accordance with the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations, we recommend eating about half of your body weight in grams of protein each day. That means if you weigh 150 pounds, you should eat about 75 grams of protein every day.
To make sure you’re eating enough protein, you’ll want to pay attention to what you’re eating and include at least one lean protein source at each meal. Chicken, turkey, salmon, eggs, chickpeas, and lentils are just a few examples of lean protein. You can find additional sources of protein in your BBS brochure or in our recipe section here.
You can also supplement your protein intake with the Yoli Essential Shake (YES), a high-quality whey protein shake. With twelve grams of protein and a blend of fruits and vegetables for added nutritional benefit, YES is a great way to add more protein to your diet!
Protein is a key part of any healthy lifestyle plan, so make sure you’re not missing out on it. For more tips for improving your health, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!