September 16, 2016

Protein City & Fitness!

In the fitness world of body builders, athletes, fitness junkies, etc. you often hear of how important protein is for muscle growth, recovery, and keeping it. It’s all true, however, finding the right amount for your body, activity, intensity, etc. is debatable. Here is the best general rule:

Quality Protein at every meal is the best guarantee to fulfill your body’s needs. What is quality protein?

Free Range vegetarian fed Eggs, Grass Fed Beef, Organic Chicken, Wild Caught Fish , Plain Whey Protein Powder

These are good examples of excellent proteins. Now, how do I know if I’m eating enough or not enough?  This is my best answer…..

Use a reliable method for tracking & measuring your muscle & fat. At Lifestyles Fitness Personal Training in Tempe, AZ we utilize Ultrasound Scanning so that we can see muscle & fat and our software calculates and tracks everything. If we have clients losing fat and muscle, I recommend increasing protein intake then we test again in about 2 weeks to make sure we’re keeping (at a minimum) or gaining muscle while still losing fat. This, of course, is always based on a client’s goals.

So, Eat Your Quality Protein regularly and Track/Measure Your Results! Then adjust accordingly if necessary and Test/Measure again.

Mark Hill

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