I don’t know about you; but, I’ve been reading and seeing more about protein recently. Protein is important for our bodies because it is a part of every cell in the human body and helps our muscles build during and recover after workouts. Protein is a macronutrient (meaning we need lots of it) that unfortunately, our bodies don’t store which means that we only have what we consume. Anyway, last week, there was an interesting article by Science Daily about protein. The study found that people on a diet that contained 10% protein consumed 12% more than their counterparts on a 15% protein diet.
This study got me thinking about my own diet and made me wonder how much protein I was eating… the way I figure it, I probably need at least about 80 grams (using this online calculator) a day. Now, I have NO idea how much protein I am currently eating because I’ve never actually tracked it… So, my healthy step for this week is to not only track the amount of protein I am eating each day but also to try and get in an average of 80 grams each day.
What’s your healthy step for the week?