The Power of Protein

peach mango smoothieAs the new year begins, most people vow to make a fresh start with resolutions that are usually about losing weight or addressing a health concern.

Weight loss can be challenging and usually involves making changes in your daily routine. Most people set an ambitious goal because they are excited about the idea of change, but it's easy to become overwhelmed and lapse back into unhealthy habits. Rather than completely changing your lifestyle, make small daily goals. Be consistent, and eventually they will become a habit.

For example, start off the day with a balanced breakfast that includes protein. Research suggests that at least 25–30 grams of protein per meal may help increase your feeling of fullness, aiding with weight loss and maintenance. Many people typically have a breakfast that consists of mostly carbohydrates from breads and cereals.

Breakfast ideas using protein:

 

Don't Pass on the Protein

Protein is an essential macronutrient for your body! Proteins are used in skin, hair, nails, muscles, and bone composition and are involved in many enzymatic processes in the body.

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Taking Steps Toward Better Health

The journey toward healthy living isn't always easy, but there are many great resources that can provide tips and information to help encourage you along the way.