Weekly Food for Thought, 11/20/23

Last week we discussed the importance of protein consumption and what it does for our bodies. This week we are diving into how much of it we should eat on a daily basis.

Generally speaking, we recommend folks consume .7 grams of protein per lb of body weight. Meaning, if you weigh 135 pounds, a good daily target would be around 95 grams of protein.

If you are new to tracking protein consumption, there are plenty of tools and ways to keep it simple and help you stay on target. We love MyFitnessPal as a handy macro log book. You can track either by reading the nutritional label or by weighing your food item of choice. Our biggest piece of advice is to stick with whatever method is sustainable for you and your lifestyle. That may mean a pen a paper for some of you, an app for our more tech savvy friends, and others might excel in creating and utilizing a spreadsheet. There’s no one wrong way to track- just do your best to keep it accurate and focus on eating whole foods (we’ll get into that more next week).

Until then, we are sharing a great podcast episode from one of our favorite Nutritionists, EC Synkowski.

Give it a listen and start hitting those targets!