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How protein can help you lose weight

Let’s talk about protein! What’s the deal and how can it help you to lose weight? There are several foods required in your diet if you want to burn fat, build muscle, lose weight, improve endurance and improve recovery speed. The intake of protein is extremely important and beneficial if you want to get in shape faster.

Besides your workouts, your diet plays a key role in achieving that dream body. Today I want to tell you more about the function of protein and how you should consume it to make it beneficial.

So here’s what happens:
1. When you workout your muscles will actually break down.
2. Your body will naturally respond by trying to repair the fibers and recover your broken muscles.
3. To help your body to repair your broken muscles, you should feed your body with protein. Protein is the main building block of muscles!

It’s quite obvious that your diet can’t miss out on protein if you want to see your muscles grow and maintain. Now I receive a lot of questions about how much protein you should consume and whether it’s required for us girls to consume Whey protein shakes next to your regular diet?

TIP: Aim to eat 1-2 grams of protein per kg of your body weight. For example: 60 kg x 2 gr. protein = 120 gr. Want to know how to divide your total required amount of protein over all meals of the day? Go to this blog post to find out how much calories you should consume in order to get in shape fast.

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When it’s hard for you to eat enough protein with your regular diet, a Whey protein shake can be an easy solution. I believe it’s not necessary to drink Whey protein shakes in order to boost your metabolism, build muscles, burn fat and lose weight. By choosing the right (clean and healthy) foods you are easy able to reach your protein intake with protein rich foods. On busy days I prefer to bring a Whey protein shake with me to be safe!

Live happily ever active,
Foodie-ness, Carolina.

 

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  1. Marvin

    Eating enough protein is really important when you are working out and trying to loose weight (or gain muscle mass). But a lot of people are not aware of this importance…

    • Jeroen van der Mark

      There are more factors that influence muscle recovery/synthesis. The protein intake has become kinda overhyped if you ask me. I think you should look at the complete picture with a nice mixture of all macronutrients (for example 50/25/25 – carb/protein/fat).