Are you someone struggling with weight loss and unable to handle unhealthy food cravings? Increasing your protein consumption can help!
Why do our bodies need protein!?
Protein is one of the 3 macro nutrients that our body needs to function properly. It makes up most of our body's tissues including hair, skin, nails, and bones. Additionally, we know it as the "building blocks" for our muscles to recover and grow! So consuming adequate protein in your diet is essential in order to maintain healthy muscles, skin, hair, bones and nails.
The average person can acquire all of the protein they need to be healthy from food sources alone BUT many people can benefit from supplementing with protein for various reasons:
1. Vegans or vegetarians: If you do not consume animal products, supplementing with a complete plant protein, such as Lean1 Plant Based or Vegan 1 can help to ensure you are getting all the essential amino acids your body needs. This is going to be even more important if you lead an active life-style or are aiming to completely change your body!
2. Calorie restricted plan for fat loss:Adding a protein supplement has two positives - increased dietary protein aids weight loss by increasing satiety and also helps to grow and maintain muscle mass. This increases your metabolismwhich positively affects fat loss. When I am muscle building and shredding for fitness competitiins I use Lean1 Zero post workout in my smoothies or as a meal replacement.
3. Busy lifestyles: If you lead a busy, active lifestyle and are aiming to improve or maintain your physique, having a protein supplement handy for post-workout is important. Getting the proper nutrition after your training session impacts recovery and muscle growth. So even if your diet is nutritionally optimum, without the use of a protein supplement, it is worthwhile having one handy for those emergencies when you just can’t get a good post workout meal into your body. Lean1 Meal Replacement is a fantastic quick grab drink when there is absolutely no time to eat.
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