Team pro­tein!

NW - - Instaglam -

“If you’re go­ing to cut [kilo­joules], pro­tein shouldld be rep­re­sented at each meal,” ex­plains Les­lie.

In­deed, pro­tein is needed to re­pair, main­tain and build mus­cles, strengthen and struc­ture var­i­ous tis­sues, pro­duce en­zymes and reg­u­late your me­tab­o­lism!

So think of pro­teins as ab­so­lute es­sen­tials for ev­ery main meal and snack. Aim for a plate of 40 per cent healthy pro­tein – such as lean meats and fish, tofu, eggs, tem­peh and Greek yo­ghurt – and 40 per cent nu­tri­tious ve­g­ies like as­para­gus and broc­coli. The other 20 per cent? Go for whole­some grains and starches like quinoa, sweet potato or whole­grain pasta.

20% Grains & starches 40% Veg­eta­bles 40% Lean pro­tein Pro­tein + pro­duce = dream diet!

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