Tip #13 – SNEAK IN MORE PROTEIN

Adding in protein to your meals and snacks will help keep blood sugar levels steady and reduce cravings since protein imbalances can cause sugar cravings.

Think beyond the cow or the chicken.  Be creative with quinoa, beans, nuts, eggs, greens, and fish.  I love chicken sausage, without the added sugar, with beans and kale for a quick meal.  I also love a bowl of rice and roasted veggies and toss on a couple of tablespoons of hemp seeds to boost the protein value.

When looking at a meal or a snack think Fat + Fiber + Protein.

In the nutrition world, how much and what types of protein one should consume is highly debated.  Some say that high-quality animal meat is needed for optimal health, while others advocate for a plant-based diet.  Experiment with what works for your body at this time in your life.  This way you’ll be able to successfully guide yourself to your appropriate protein source.

Treat Yourself Well!

 

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