Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles.
WEIGHT LOSSProtein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation can help to keep total food volume down but still provide support directly to the muscles, liver and immune system which are critical to optimising body composition. For weight loss, it is recommended you get between 80 – 120 g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair.
Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss.
I use Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI or Organic Pea Protein, and then add frozen berries, almond milk or coconut water, and some ice. A small frozen banana can also be added for extra creaminess, and boosters such as Matcha Green Tea can increase fat burning. This type of smoothie will improve metabolism, nourish lean muscle, and keep you energised all morning.
As a mid-afternoon snack, I like to combine 1 serving of protein with 1-½ cups of coconut water or better still - just filtered water in a blender bottle as this will help curb my appetite and stop me from reaching for a bar of chocolate when the afternoon craving hits. Check out the video on how to use it HERE.
For weight loss it is recommended you get between 89-120 g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair.
Protein can also support hormone production such as GH, testosterone and thyroid that can be suppressed by ageing, stress and poor diet. Hormones such as testosterone help boost lean muscle and as well as reducing fat mass. It also assists with insulin function and glucose metabolism.
HOW DO I MIX MY PROTEIN?
This depends on whether you want to use it as a healthy meal replacement or just a quick protein fix. As a smoothie, you’re having a complete meal and great for breakfast on the go. As a shake mixed with water, you’re getting quicker absorption into the body. This is great after a workout when you’re body is most receptive to the intake of protein or when you want a quick protein snack that wont fill you up too much.
WHAT IS THE BEST PROTEIN?
It's important you choose a protein that supports your individual wellbeing and health. The best protein is one that has a complete amino acid profile and is not loaded with fillers, or the other unhealthy ingredients listed (listed in the brochure below). The less ingredients the better, which is why Healthy Chef Protein is preferred by health professionals. Evaluate the ingredient quality and how it’s made. Like most manufactured foods, protein powders are not created equal. It's important that the protein you use is un-denatured and free from unhealthy chemicals and additives.