How to increase my protein intake

How to increase my protein intake

The popularity of protein has increased rapidly in the last few years, and you may be wondering why. Protein has multiple functions in our body as it makes up part of the structure of every cell and tissue, so it is important to intake the right amount of protein so your body can continue to function healthily. 

 

Wondering how to increase your protein intake? We’ve got you covered!

 

  1. Include protein in all of your meals 

This is a simple and effective way to increase your protein intake, and you probably won’t even realise you’re doing it! 

Spreading your protein intake evenly across the day is more beneficial for your body as your intake is balanced.  By aiming to have a protein source at breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will easily increase your protein intake which will have a positive impact on your body and health as a result.

Some examples of ways to include protein in your meals are as follows: 

Breakfast - oats made with semi-skimmed milk 

Lunch - chicken bagel 

Dinner - salmon stir fry 

 

  1. Choose snacks high in protein

We all need snacks throughout the day to keep our energy up and see us through the day. By choosing snacks that are high in protein such as Greek yoghurt, protein powder, and meats such as chicken or turkey slices, you can easily increase your protein intake and stay full for longer. 

 

  1. Have good quality meals 

Have you heard the saying quality not quantity? This applies to your meals as it is better to have good quality and filling meals over multiple snacks in a day. A meal that is high in protein such as chicken and vegetables will keep you full and increase your protein intake simultaneously. An effective way to ensure that you have good quality meals is to prepare meals, so you know exactly what you are putting into your meals.

 

Increasing your protein intake is a lot easier than it seems, it doesn’t involve a lifestyle change, simply minimal changes that have a big impact! 

 

 

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