Protein is essential for nutrient for living healthy. Sure you are including it in your diet. But the problem arises when you don’t eat it right.
Here are a few mistakes you are making while eating protein in your daily diet:
1) Not including carbs in your post-workout snack
Protein can’t work on its own now. You need a strong snack to help the muscles fibers recover. Carbohydrates are essentials to transfer the amino acids that released from protein.
Both need to go hand in hand to work. This is why you have to include both carbs and protein in your post workout snack.
2) Relying on shakes and bars for protein
Sure readymade protein shakes and bars are convenient. But what you don’t know is that most of the ready to eat ones contain high sugar levels.
Try to get your protein requirements from natural sources. Nuts, seeds, single-serving Greek yogurt cups, string cheese, and hardboiled eggsare all just as convenient as protein bars and contain naturally occurring protein along with tons of other good-for-you nutrients.
3) Eating protein from same sources daily
Every protein source comes with more than protein. They come with different blends of vitamins, minerals, fats, and carbs. You need a wide array for optimal health, weight loss, and fitness gains and you need to eat a variety of foods to get the right balance of nutrients each day.
4) Thinking you need complete protein in every meal
Most of plant based proteins lack at least one of essential nine amino acids. It is unnecessary. If you’re eating enough of these plant-based foods to reach your recommended calorie intake and eating a variety of sources throughout the day, you’re also getting enough protein and array of amino acids.
5) Not getting protein early in the day
Protein is what keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day, boosts satiety and prevents the dreaded 3 p.m. slump.Start your day right with a protein-packed breakfast and aim to eat 20 to 30 grams of protein at every meal.
Eating protein too late in the day will only leads to broader waist.