I spend a lot of time reading nutrition related articles and blogs and decided to share some of the nutrition love and info with you guys! On Thursdays I'll give y'all a recap of some topics I think are pretty interesting and sometimes misunderstood. It'll be short and sweet, I promise =).
Too much protein. It exists and I feel like some people underestimate the amount of protein they get each day!
I work at a Culinary School and part of my job is to review the Chef's menus and ensure they are not exceeding the protein limit, which is 4.0 - 4.5 ounces of protein / person.
This is the Recommended Daily Intake, as published by Choose My Plate (<-- an awesome website, check it out if you have time!). I need 46 grams of protein a day! Of course, this varies based on weight and physical activity.
Sneaky protein, is in so many foods. Just because you don't eat meat, doesn't mean you aren't eating protein. High protein foods:
- Half chicken breast - 92g
- 3 oz fish filet - 22g
- Beans (1 cup) - 29g
- Egg (1 egg) - 6 g
- Yogurt (1 cup) - 14 g
- Nuts (1 ounce) - 9g
I took an introductory nutrition class recently and learned that if you consume more protein than your body needs, you may actually start to gain weight. This is because your body starts to store the excess protein as fat. While it is good to make sure we are getting enough protein, also make sure you aren't getting TOO much.
And of course a little bit of randomness because this wouldn't be my blog with out.
I almost drove off the road when I came home and saw this cat in our front yard. And what is wrong with it's neck??
Haley and I fixed it later =).