Posts Tagged ‘protein’

The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Dr. John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online. Berardi’s articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the foundation of my fitness and nutrition knowledge today. If you want to know more about the Carb to Protein Ratio Diet, this is the man to ask.

Today’s Topic – The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet

I have written, on numerous occasions, about reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake to lose fat and maintain muscle mass when dieting. Then I went ahead and suggested how many carbs to eat in a day, how much protein to eat in a day, and how much fat to eat in a day. And then I even provided 10 tips for getting shredded. Plenty of resources to help you learn more about organizing your macronutrient intake if this piece doesn’t answer your questions.

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Despite these suggestions, time and again I am still asked how much protein, carbs, and fat people should be eating each day. Then when I give my answers, people still question me:

“Shouldn’t I be eating more carbs?”
“Isn’t that too much protein?”
“How many calories should I aim for?”

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Now I have a specific macronutrient layout for you to follow based on your bodyweight. The protein distribution is a little lower than I usually recommend and the carbs are definitely higher than I recommend for most fat loss diets.

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10 Most Popular Add-ins for Protein Smoothies

Monday, May 13th, 2019
Protein Shake Woman

When you want to supercharge your body before your morning workout or after it, there’s nothing better than a glass of homemade protein-rich smoothie. Though there are protein powders that you can buy and mix with water or milk, some are highly processed and may not give you all the basic amino acids that you need to power up your body. Additionally, they may be packed with heavy metals and unhealthy chemicals.

So, what do you do to ensure that you take healthy smoothie? It’s simple – prepare your own smoothie from scratch. In this case, you’ll need some protein-rich ingredients to add to your smoothie.

Here is a top 10 list of the most popular add-ins to consider:

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7 Things To Consider When Making a Meal Replacement Shake

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Protein Shake WomanPeople drink meal replacement shakes for a multitude of reasons. Some of the more popular reasons are weight loss, an inability to consume solid food or simply not having enough time to prepare a full meal.

No matter what your reason for using a meal replacement shake, there are certain rules of thumb that you should remember and apply so that your shake not only keeps you full but also provides you with other nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally.

Most commercially prepared meal replacement shakes (the best ones, at least) already have these considerations in place but if you are making your own, here are some ways to get the most out of it:

Don’t skimp on protein

Protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer by increasing the production of satiety hormones (such as GLP-1, peptide YY, and cholecystokinin) while also reducing the levels of ghrelin(a hunger hormone) in the body. This leads you to crave less so you can stick to your weight loss plan much easier.

To boost the protein levels in your homemade shake, you can use a protein powder or add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the mix. You can also use milk instead of water – milk has about 8 grams of protein per cup.

Nonfat Greek yogurt is another protein-rich food that you can add to your shake. (more…)

Best Tasting Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss Reviews

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

protein shakeLooking for the best-tasting meal replacement shakes for weight loss reviews? Here we go.

There are many protein-rich drinks available on the market, but let’s find the best-tasting meal replacement shakes for weight loss. The problem is that many weight loss shake, in particular, whey protein powders, throughout time, have been known to taste like a tin can and have the consistency of a bowl of grit.  We have gone ahead and reviewed 5 popular shakes used for both fat loss and lean muscle gain. Here is out list of the best-tasting meal replacement shakes to help kick start your latest fitness goals.  (more…)

Diet Choices for Women to Make Muscle Building Easier!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Women looking to build muscle are already at a disadvantage compared with men because they have naturally lower testosterone and growth hormone levels. Due to this, women must be much more careful about their diet and training routine to build muscle.

Especially considering their diet, women must be completely focused on choosing the correct foods and drinks to build muscle.

Keep reading below to find out the best diet choices for women to make building muscle easier!

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What Happens If You Drink Whey Protein Without Working Out?

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Protein Shake Woman

Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply taking protein shakes. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would unlikely find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching the goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.

Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and an affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.

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Protein Guide On Low Carb Diet – How Much Protein Is Required And Where To Get It

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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For gaining the most out of keto diet, it is imperative to cut down on the carb consumption while maintaining the protein supply in your body at the same time. But people often make the mistake of consuming excess protein while on a low carb diet which brings them face to face with the question about the optimum amount of protein which is required by their body while it undergoes the process of ketosis. (more…)

Why You Should Invest In Finding the Perfect Blender for Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Protein ShakeProtein is an important component of our daily nutritional requirements, and it is also important to have the right equipment for preparing daily ratios of proteins. Proteins are one of the essentials of our human body in many different ways and some of notable benefits includes helping in wound recovery, building of muscle mass, promotion of muscle recovery, increasing muscle endurance, trimming of unnecessary fats, and general improvement of the immune system.

In most cases, proteins are normally taken in form of protein shakes and smoothies and that is why, it is important to select the best blender for protein shakes and smoothies. The only way to come up with tasty smoothies and shakes is by buying the right blender.

There are many types of blenders available in the market, but getting the right one is always a challenge for most people. (more…)

Impact of Hemp Protein on Weight Gaining Efforts

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Hemp protein is made from hemp seeds and it is considered to be a high-fiber supplement. Many people use it to enhance how much protein they get in their diet with other foods. Because it has higher than average digestibility, it is considered a good form of protein for athletes who are trying to bulk up and gain weight.

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What is Hemp?

Hemp is a type of crop that is very diverse and can be grown for medicinal purpose. The hemp protein made from its seeds is mostly made up of 45% hemp oil, 35% hemp protein, and 10% carbohydrates. Because of these amounts, hemp is a good source of nutrition and it can have a lot of benefit to your health. (more…)

6 Reasons You Need to Be Using BCAAs

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Skinny Muscle

Branched-chain amino acids, which are commonly referred to as BCAAs, include amino, isoleucine, valine, and leucine. Your body cannot make them out of other amino acids, which means you must ingest them via nutritious food or BCAA supplements.

BCAAs make up 40 percent of your essential amino acid requirements each day, and for good reason. Amino acids are responsible for facilitating most of your bodily functions including muscle growth, digestion, and hormone production.

Ingesting enough BCAAs, via food or supplementation, leads to the following heathy benefits. (more…)