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Dr. Beth Westie

How Much Protein Do I Need?

How much protein should I be getting?

This is one of the main questions I get asked. And women seem to be severely under estimating how much protein they really need.

It’s also one of the keys to weight loss. Why? Increased protein intake helps build lean muscle. Lean muscle in turn helps burn more fat.

If you want to tone up, drop some inches, improve your strength, burn belly fat, protein is where it’s at!

An easy way to figure out how much protein you need daily is to consume grams or protein equivalent to lean body mass.

So how do you get there?

Some of my favorite protein hacks include things like:

  • adding pea protein milk to shakes
  • adding hemp or chia seeds to smoothies
  • adding protein powder to yogurt or oatmeal
  • having high protein snacks in my purse for on the go (protein balls, protein bars, nuts/seeds etc)

What will you notice when you start to increase your protein?

  • more energy
  • less cravings
  • better sleep
  • increased lean body mass (which helps to burn more fat!!)
  • better workouts

It’s also important to note that when you increase your protein intake your digestive system may need a little help.

Adding in a digestive enzyme, kombucha, or apple cider vinegar are all things that can help!

Who’s committed to getting more protein in?!

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