If your goals are fat loss, muscle gain, energy or longevity ya best bookmark this post and listen up!
You can save yourself a TON of time and wasted effort by prioritizing your protein intake before messing with any other tactic.
WHAT IS IT REALLY?
Proteins are made of amino acids, many of which the body can make itself. However, there are 9 amino acids that are strictly required for normal body function that your body can’t biosynthesize. These are called ESSENTIAL amino acids, and the full 9 can be found from all meat sources.
It’s the core component of muscles, organs, bones, hair, enzymes, and pretty much all other types of tissue in your body (aka super importanttt).
Vegetarians/Vegans: It’s rare to find the full 9 in legumes and grains, so you need to make sure you eat a large variety to get all of them. It's NOT impossible, just harder and you gotta have systems for tracking/assessing intake to avoid common nutrient deficiencies.
5 DOPE THINGS PROTEIN DOES FOR US
WHERE CAN WE GET IT?
The higher quality the better. Grass-fed beef is almost COMPLETELY nutritionally different from your conventional sources. Head to your local farmer's markets or google for sources in your area (Burgundy's Local if you're in Dallas).
Protein + Carb
Protein + Fat
HOW TO START
Incorporate 1-2 palm sized servings of protein in each meal per day (3-4 total).