NUTRITION POST. ⬇
What Is Protein?
When it comes to building muscle, protein is probably the most important macronutrient out of them all. Carbs and fats plays a factor in providing us with energy, but protein is the macronutrient that is used to build a repair muscle tissues after you break them down through resistance training.
📌Many think they should load their diets with an extensive amount of protein but a lot of us are eating far more protein than we actually should. A good amount of protein to shoot for is 1g per pound of body weight. (A 200lbs indivudal would aim for 200g of protein).
📌While this is a good amount to aim for, this calculation can vary depending on the person itself. A person who is in a deep calorie deficit would be better with slightly higher protein just help reduce the risk of losing muscle and a overweight person would do better sticking to his or her lean body mass in g of protein.
📌A misconception in bodybuilding is that when you finish working out, there is a certain "anabolic window" which in our opinion is over thinking. As long as you ate getting your protein through difference sources, throughout the day you'll be fine.
📌When it comes to the types of protein, it is good to have a mixed variety of protein In your diet from animal based products like fish, chicken, red meat, milk and eggs. However you are also able to attain protein through plant based sources & this will increase the spectrum of vitamins you are getting from there protein sources. (We will cover sources of protein on another post.)
📌Supplements for protein such as bars and shakes are good sources of protein but should be used in supplement and for and not your main source of protein as too many of these would leave you deficient in many vitamins you would get from natural food sources.
All in all, protein is an essential macronutrient in a muscle building diet and people should aim to get a sufficient amount in their diet if they want to maximize the results of their training. Why let all that hard work got to waste through lack of attention to this factor?
Thanks for your attention.