That’s not news, right? We all know that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns, especially at its resting metabolic rate. And while we all know that to burn more calories, you need to move your body.
Energy Output and Calories
Although cardio is a great way to sweat, resistance training, with either functional movements using your own body weight or by lifting weights, will help to increase muscle mass.
Summer is our favourite season, it is a time of year that sees more outdoor activities and more shared meals than most. It is a time when we eat more produce (fresh fruit right from the tree), graze often and by default. We often perform more aerobic or cardio activities such as hiking, swimming and biking. All of which are great options, but not necessarily as intense or vigorous as resistance training.
So although discipline and dedication should be your go-to strategy, we fully support vacation and living in flow. In case you didn’t know, high-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use. Which means you burn more calories processing them.
So go for long walks but don’t give up your gym pass. Start or end your day with protein, have a shake post workout and stay hydrated. Protein helps to suppress appetite, promotes satiety (feeling satisfied) and increases metabolism, not to mention is essential for many important functions in our bodies.
Not Sure How Much Protein You Need?
According to The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake), we need 0.36 grams of protein per pound – PER DAY. This amounts to: 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man, 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.
All Bodylogix proteins are independently tested. We source from the highest quality ingredients, free from added colours, flavours and sweeteners. Our products are gluten free and non-GMO. So move, smile, say yes and drink your protein!