Are you getting enough protein? Defining your DRI
Do you ever feel protein information overloaded? If so, you’re not alone. And while you may know protein is beneficial for a healthy muscular makeup and optimally functioning immune system, you may not know exactly how much protein you need each day or what the best sources for a healthy lifestyle are.
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, coined ‘America’s Fat Loss Doc’ said, “Protein is King.” In fact, he goes on to say, “If we don’t get enough from the diet, our health and body composition suffers.”
So how much do you need? The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound.
Of course, there are a few factors that can affect that number including lifestyle habits and your activity level. Lucky for you, our new Bodylogix® app, which can be downloaded for free on your smartphone from the App Store and Google Play, not only calculates how much protein you need each day, it provides product recommendations and alternative protein sources. Best of all, it helps you to live a life congruent with your fitness goals by integrating recipes and fit workout inspiration.
It should be noted that protein, like many other things in life, is not created equal. When it comes to protein, choosing non-GMO animal products free of needless antibiotics and sustainably fished seafood are good options. Examples of alternative, high-quality sources of protein include:
- Eggs, 6 grams per egg
- Almonds, 6 grams per ounce
- Chicken breast, 53 grams per
- Cottage cheese, 17 grams per 6 oz
- Greek yogurt, 17 grams per 6 oz
- Tuna 16 grams per 3 oz
- Quinoa 6 grams per 5 oz
If you find getting enough protein from food is a challenge, we recommend you supplement your day and diet with any one of our protein products. Even our Bodylogix Vegan Protein contains 25 grams of non-GMO multisource plant-based protein.
Go ahead and play the extra match or book an additional session with your trainer – just do so with a protein mindset. Getting enough protein after your workout will not only help with muscle recovery, it will help to feel your best at work or afterwards, hanging out with friends or on-the-go with your family.
So, wake up, get up and shake up your protein intake with our newly rebuilt app and perform your best in whatever you do. We’re here to help.