Sunday, June 8, 2014

Week 6 of the 8 Week Get Healthy Plan!

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Welcome to Week 6! Did you manage to get in any exercise last week? If not, that is fine just try again this week. Please report back with how it is going.

Since we introduced exercise last week I thought a good thing to add in now is protein.
Yup, protein. Including lean proteins into your meals will help repair and build muscle as well as keep you full till your next meal. Now, don't run away just yet. I am not saying you need to turn into a body builder. By gaining muscle, which by the way we all need- to lift our kids and groceries, we are able to burn fat much faster. 


Here are some protein options to add into your meals:
Whole eggs or egg whites
0% plain greek yogurt
Low fat cottage cheese
Low fat string cheese
Chicken breast
Lean ground turkey
Lean ground meat
Tofu
Fish

These are basically your best options. There is also protein in nuts so a tablespoon of nut butter can be a great addition to help boost the protein in your meal. Just remember it is high in fat so try to be careful to not devour the whole jar :)


Here are some recipes that I love that are protein packed:
Greek Yogurt Parfait- This is great as a snack or breakfast
Eggy Oats- This is a full breakfast and is very high in protein between the egg and cottage cheese
Protein Packed Omelet- The name says it all...
Protein Smoothies- I really like this Mocha Frappuccino. You can use protein powder, but I have a recipe that uses cottage cheese instead and is super good and creamy.

One other way to get in protein is with protein powder. Many of you have asked me what kind I use and how I use it. I will be back later this week with an answer as well as a recipe and a GIVEAWAY!


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1 comment:

  1. For me, protein is what keeps me going, so I'm glad to see someone mention the importance of protein. If someone is feeling hungry all the time, chances are good that their diet does not contain enough protein. I went through a vegan phase years ago, and what got me away from it was a very vivid dream about steak. That opened my eyes to the lack of enough protein in my diet. I find that if I eat enough protein, the emotional component of my hunger decreases, and I stay satisfied longer.

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