For the past few #wellnesswednesday blogs I have been exploring the importance of eating enough protein. Protein, one of the 3 essential macronutrients (the other 2 are fat and carbohydrate), is responsible for building lean body mass, e.g. muscle and bones. It is often under-consumed. It is very important to power athletes like CrossFitters since we use our muscles every time we do a high intensity workout. Today's wallballs and ball slams are going to tax your muscles and you'll need protein to repair them.
Tracking protein is one of the first steps establishing a rock-solid nutrition program. A common target for establishing a baseline protein amount is grams of protein equal to your lean body mass. I have written about this target here. Once you see how your body composition responds to this amount you can alter it to achieve your goals.
However, most folks fall far short of this amount. That's why our Fall into Heathy Habits 4-week challenge includes eating protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will not need to track the amount of protein you consume (unless you and Coach Jenny decide this is a good goal for you) you'll just need to include some protein.
For many of us breakfast protein is difficult. Sure bacon and eggs can provide some protein, but in reality these are larger sources of fat than protein. Many people consume a protein shake, or put protein powder in their Greek yogurt. Protein powder can be a very useful and easy way to consume protein.
Everyone who participates in our Fall into Healthy Habits Challenge will receive a discount on protein powder at 406 Nutrition. The fine folks at 406 Nutrition are also providing FREE In-Body scans to all of our participants. WIN-WIN!
Our Fall into Healthy Habits Challenge starts NEXT FRIDAY OCTOBER 23!
You'll have some pre-challenge tasks to complete next week before we start. SIGN UP FOR OUR CHALLENGE TODAY! Coach Jenny is eager to connect with you and help you develop healthy habits this fall:)
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