I have to give a shout out to anyone who’s stuck to a diet through the holiday season. My daily food intake has been mostly eggnog and pumpkin pie, but I’m trying to do better in the new year. Probably time to pick up foods that will turn my fat into muscle!
This infographic gives me a great place to start. If you’re looking for protein, the team at Strength Authority has the answer. To really bulk up, increasing exercise and calories in addition to adding protein are equally important.
Unsurprisingly, beef, chicken and fish are all great sources of protein. Beef has a whopping 38 grams of protein per five-ounce serving, while chicken has 47 grams per serving.
If you’re a vegetarian, there are still options for you to gain some muscle. Brown rice, eggs, oats and sweet potatoes are all great sources of protein. This might even help you solve that most commonly asked question, where do you get your protein?
For a nutrient-rich breakfast, try milk, cottage cheese, or greek yogurt. It isn’t always easy to trade unhealthy foods for healthier options, but there are benefits to a protein-filled diet. Protein can be a superfood for weight loss and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Even if you’re short on time, there are some ways to make your quick meals healthier, like adding protein powder. Or check out some healthy hacks for takeout and microwaved meals.