Protein is an essential macro-nutrient we need to support muscle growth and keep our bodies in an anabolic state (muscle building). If intake isn’t high enough, we may become catabolic, which means the muscle can be used as fuel and depleted.
Protein is made up of amino acids that are commonly referred to as it’s building blocks. When we consume protein, our bodies break it down into amino acids so they can enter the bloodstream. From here, they are used in the formation of new cells. This process is constant, and therefore, we must keep our bodies in what is called a positive nitrogen balance.
To get the best out of the protein you consume, I recommend that you rotate your sources regularly. Doing so will stop your body developing a food intolerance, which can happen over time if you eat the same protein source day in and day out.
The minimum intake I recommend for this program is 2g per kilo of body weight.
For example, I weigh 100kg, so I would need to be consuming a minimum intake of 200g a day.
* Please note, where possible, please opt to choose a free-range / grass-fed / wild (fish) version of any sources below.