Protein: are you getting enough?

3 Ways to Increase Protein without the counting

You may have heard that you need to eat more protein in order to lose fat. 
You may have tried, but find it very hard to hit your protein goal for the day because you've heard you must track the protein to eat enough of it to shed fat. But who has time or energy to count and track every meal of every day? 

So here are 3 easy ways to increase your protein intake without counting:

1. Prioritize protein at every meal, by simply making sure you have it. Each of your main meals should have a minimum of your hand size per meal. Anything less will have you fall short, or under-eat on your protein for the day. 

2. Make your snacks "protein-focused": high protein bar, yogurt, protein shake, jerky, etc. It's also important to make sure that you choose snacks that you actually think taste good. The more you feel like you have to force yourself to eat something, the less likely you'll be to eat it long-term. 

3. Change up your proteins to not get tired or sick of them. Examples of different proteins are chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna, whitefish, tilapia, different fishes, shellfish, tofu, tempeh, and even steak or red meat 1x a week. At times you may get a little tired of eating the same things over and over- I recommend changing it up so you don't ever feel stuck or limited in your meal plan. 

I always recommend Pinterest to my clients - there are great, healthy recipes with a lot of variety that are great when you feel stuck. 


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