Are You Confused About Protein?Nov 07, 2017
Protein confuses many people.
Should I eat meat or should I not eat meat?
Should I only eat fish or can I get my protein from vegetables?
Every person is different, and every person responds to food differently.
More important is to accept that as we age, our tastes and preferences could and
It’s not about what I should eat, and more about learning ‘how to feel’ our body and
Are we feeling energized and focused?
Or are we feeling down and overwhelmed?
Are we feeling elated and joyous?
Or are you feeling anxious and tired most of the day?
Food is a doorway toward exploring our life, if we are living our lives fully, or is our
life a series of day to day events that feel like they are rolling by?
Nutrition today seems to suggest that ‘my way is the only way.’
But what will happen if you experiment and see what works for your body and
Too little protein in the body leads to sugar and sweet cravings, feeling spacey
and jittery, could lead to skin inflammation and in severe cases create a ‘pot
Too much protein can lead to low energy, constipation, dehydration, feeling
heavy, weight gain, feeling stiff in the joints, and decreased kidney function.
Your mind may disagree with what your body wants. But trust your body.
Protein consumption is a very personal thing and everybody needs a different
Respect your body, whether you make a vegan, vegetarian or non vegetarian
choices, because sometimes the body just needs a specific type of protein.
Vegan’s choices for protein include: Grains, beans, soy, nuts and added protein
powder or bars. Leafy greens are also packed with protein, something that many
people forget. Especially seaweed. Green leafy vegetables are also dense with
easily-assimilated amino acids as well as other life-extending nutrients.
Vegetarians also include dairy and eggs in their protein intake, while non
vegetarians enjoy fish, chicken and meat as well.
Protein provides the foundation for cell and tissue repair.
Protein keeps us strong, supports our immune system, helps in metabolism and
other crucial biochemical reactions in the body.
When I work with clients, we allow customers to explore how they feel over a two
week period as we begin to add various food items to their day to day.
From increasing water, to adding green leaves to meals, including grains and
observing the effects or protein. Thus within 2 months, customers look and feel
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