Take the protein quiz
One of the easiest and best way to get and stay lean is by making protein the center of your meals. By prioritizing protein you ensure
proper muscle and cell recovery
good calorie intake
a balance of carbs, fat and protein
But so many of us are far from the recommended daily protein intake. As a result you may not be recovering well from your workouts, not losing weight, and certainly not building lean muscle.
How much protein is enough? The industry consensus is .8-1g per pound of bodyweight. So a woman who works out and weighs 150 lbs needs to be consuming 150g of protein a day.
If that's a big jump from where you are now, a great place to start is to aim for 25g of protein per meal.
What does that look like in terms of food? I believe the best way to learn that in a way that will stick is to do it yourself. So take this little quiz, then check your answers! First, fill out your best guess. Then either Google the nutritional information for the foods below or look them up on an app like My Fitness Pal.
Need help with planning protein-rich meals? Download my protein cheat sheet below for a quick reference guide and protein-centered meal ideas.