High Protein Diet — Friend or Foe?

Refocused Wellness

If you are reading this you are likely like myself, acutely aware of the recommendations and changes within the health and fitness world. As a nutritionist, nurse and personal trainer, I’m always cautiously curious when I learn about new “trends”.

LETS START AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

MACRONUTRIENTS — proteins, carbohydrates and fats — essential nutrients the body requires in large amounts to maintain optimal function. For healthy individuals, the recommendations for macronutrients averages by the 60/30/10 rule. Sixty percent of your daily caloric intake should consist of  complex carbohydrates, 30 percent healthy fats  and 10 percent of your daily intake should consist of lean protein. 

Now you might have noticed some key works in there. COMPLEX. LEAN. HEALTHY.   Remember these. Each of these words hold significant value for you in reaching your nutrition, fitness and health goals. 

PROTEIN– WHAT IS IT?

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