“Where’s the protein?” is a question that will resonate with many of my clients. This is because protein keeps your blood sugar balanced as it slows down the release of sugar into your bloodstream, so you stay fuller for longer, have more sustained energy and eat less - a major benefit for your waistline!
Protein is also required for growth and repair in the body so it’s crucial to include this macronutrient in every single meal. Even if you have a piece of fruit, ensure you have some nuts or seeds to keep hunger levels at bay.
Which foods contain protein?
Meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, legumes and soya.
How much should I have with each meal?
I recommend approximately a quarter of each main meal to keep you satisfied and energised - roughly size of the palm of your hand. The average person needs approx. 0.8g-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight, so if you weigh 64kg (around 10 stone) you would need around 60 grams of protein.