Of the three macronutrients (protein, fat & carbohydrates), you should be putting protein at the top of your list.

Protein aids in muscle building, and cellular recovery, keeps you satiated longer, & boosts your metabolism.

Not eating enough or eating the wrong types of protein can leave you feeling off and you may experience headaches, fatigue, poor sleep, mood changes, hunger & food cravings.

The good news is that if you eat the right amounts and types of protein you can keep these at bay.

In terms of how much protein to consume:

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) suggests eating 0.36 grams/pound of body weight, which is way too low.

As a general rule of thumb, please follow these protein intake guidelines:

If you’re of healthy weight, active & wish to keep your weight, aim for 0.64–0.91 g/lb

If you’re of healthy weight, active & wish to build muscle or lose fat, aim for 0.73–1.10 g/lb

If you’re sedentary &/or overweight, aim for 0.54–0.82 g/lb

As it relates to what kind of proteins you should be eating, quality should be your top focus as there are too many sources out there that can actually cause your inflammation to get worse.

Being: Sweetened yogurts, high-sugar protein bars, some plant-based meats, & processed cheese.

Here’s a list of the high-quality proteins that you should be eating based on how they were grown, raised, and harvested and should not cause chronic inflammation.

  • Organic, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed chicken & eggs
  • Grass-fed and organic beef/lamb
  • Grass fed-collagen powders
  • A2 & grass-fed sourced milk, yogurt & cottage cheese
  • Goats or sheep milk cheeses
  • Pasture-raised organic pork
  • Wild game (Bison, elk, venison, quail, etc.)
  • Organ meat (Liver, tongue, kidney & heart)
  • Low mercury, wild-caught fish (Salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring, & trout)
  • Low mercury, wild-caught shellfish (shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, etc.)
  • Quinoa, amaranth & wild rice
  • Lentils (green, black, beluga, etc.)
  • Beans (Chickpeas, kidney, black beans, cannellini beans, etc.)
  • All nuts (except peanuts as typically high in mold and, is an allergen)
  • Seeds (Sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax, hemp, & sesame)

So if you focus on this logic, you’ll start to look and feel so much better, as when you feed your body what it truly needs to function, it will and you can THRIVE.

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