There is a lot of focus on macronutrient diets. Should you have extra protein or extra fat, less protein or less fat, which one do you follow?
Recently I watched a fellow nutritionist that I admire, sharing to eat 26 grams of protein first thing in the morning. I use to/still share this information, but a bit differently than I use to. The morning can be an optimal time for you body to take in protein and amino acids after you have been in sleep and cellular repair mode. The reason I suggest to try protein powders and keep them on hand are:
- Malnourishment: Most people are missing heaps of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. A good protein powder can help you get some of these missing components.
- Absorption: When we eat and experience bloating and digestive issues, we have absorption issues. The protein powder is easy to digest and can support your body to absorb and receive more nutrients. If you have chronic health issues, I recommend to give this a try!
- Convenience: If you are rushing home and don’t know what to eat, this is a simple solution. It is like having a back up insurance plan when life happens!
When we take on these challenges, apply the information and experiment with these “ideals”, we learn heaps about ourselves. For example, you may notice some shifts in your…
Physical body cues…
- Having a more balanced blood sugar in the middle of the day
- Feeling more balanced with your mood through out the day
- Less water retention
- More energy and stamina
- Less aches and pains
- The jeans you love slip on a bit easier
- Clear focused mind
Your Mental and Emotional cues…
- What times of day did you notice it was easier to stick to your experiment and feel connected?
- What tools and resources helped you stay committed to your “ideals”?
- Did you notice your rebel try to talk you out of making changes?
- Did your surroundings and people in your life support you or make it more difficult?
- What thoughts are causing you to “de-rail” from your intentions?
- What feelings take you over and “de-rail” you from making new habits?
After coaching hundreds of people, it felt unethical and I couldn’t tell everyone to just follow this guideline of eating 26 grams of protein per day, and good luck out there! Instead, I get to help people go deeper and observe how their mind, body, thoughts and those amazing emotions respond to change.
Have you tried this idea and ate this amount of protein every morning? What did you notice? Do you still do it? Did you feel great the first time you tried it but not so good the second time?
Instead of focusing on JUST the day and the grams, we have to observe the rest of our body and mind. Maybe you only need 26 grams of protein three to four times a week on a consistent basis and the other days a veggie juice, eggs, nuts and fruit feel better. When you practice an experiment, make sure you FEEL your way through it versus forcing.
My 5-day Jump Start has us practice adding in 26 grams of protein for 5 days with either a protein powder (Sunwarrior, one of my favorite powders) made from vegetable protein or a you can have a bit less protein and try one of my famous whole food smoothies instead. NOW! Instead of just doing the program live twice a year, I have it available for you ANYTIME!
You will receive…
- The entire Jump Start program
- Daily videos
- The Conscious Nutrition Journal
- Meal ideas
- Grocery List
- Plus Bonuses!
- Access to the program for 3-months, so you can keep practicing!
It is like you have me in the kitchen with you. If you have always wanted to feel out my approach, this is a super way! Also, if you follow other nutrition programs, my information will complement and enhance what you are doing!
FYI info: Also, here is the low down with protein from vegetarian options to meat:
- Green Peas (1 cup): 8.5 grams
- Broccoli (1 stalk): 4 grams
- Seaweed (1 cup): 9 grams
- Beans (1/2 cup): 10 grams of protein
- Lentils (1/3 cup) : 13 grams of protein
- Edamame (1/2 cup): 9 grams of protein
- Tempeh (4 oz): 21 grams of protein
- Barley (1/4 cup): 15 grams of protein
- Quinoa (1/4 cup): 6 grams of protein
- Pumpkin seeds (1/4 cup): 10 grams of protein
- Hemp Hearts (3 T): 10 grams of protein
- Eggs (2): 12 grams of protein
- Mahi-Mahi (3 oz): 21 grams of protein
- Chicken (3 oz): 24 grams
- Beef (3 oz): 21 grams
Stay the pro of you,