The recommended daily protein intake for one person can depend on several factors. A few factors are activity level, age, muscle mass, fitness goals, etc. However, for an athlete seeking to build or maintain muscle mass cramming in all the necessary protein for the day can be very challenging.
Here are 4 quick tips to help ensure you meet your intake goal!
Pour it in
Try adding liquid eggs whites to your diet. Not only high in useable protein but the prep options are practically limitless. Pour it in shake, pour it in your pancake batter, or simply pour it directly onto your skillet!
BCAA’s or Branch Chained Amino Acids are excellent for muscle preservation AND muscle building. And to make things even easier there are countless powder/liquid options available on the market. Liquid = fast absorption = Awesome!
Another BCAA option I would recommend is PROLAB BCAA Plus. It comes in capsules and has the added benefit of vitamin B6 which helps further support protein metabolism and energy production.
Lighten and spread the load
Wouldn’t be awesome if you could just eat two HUGE meals and cram in all that protein? Well, you could but I highly doubt your body would actually absorb and use most of that protein. To help speed up metabolism and ensure that your body is actually absorbing and using most of your nutrients eat smaller meals throughout the day.
Whey protein is great immediately after a workout since its fast digesting. However, its sibling Mr. Casein protein is slow digesting so PERFECT to take before bedtime. I LOVE uninterrupted sleep so don’t like the idea of waking up in the middle of the night and chugging a shake or eating a chicken breast. So take a serving of Casein protein before bedtime and sleep it off! MRI makes a MICELLAR CASEIN Z6.
Make it delicious and fun
And what is the point of trying to reach your fitness goal if you’re not enjoying it? I enjoy my occasional Pro-NOS protein pancake breakfast to not only satisfy my taste buds, but ensure that I get a high protein breakfast in for the day. Check out this video recipe!
No matter the intake target for the day these tips should give you an idea how to adjust and reach your goal. Thanks for reading and good luck!
Charles “Skeletor” Fuller
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