Today let's get into a few more basics starting with "Macros". A term used by nutritionists when they refer to about protein, carbohydrates and fats.
PROTEIN IS KEY!!
How much protein do you need? As a general rule, you need 1.5 gms for each kg of your body weight. For instance, you weigh 80 kgs, your protein intake should be around 120 gms.
We need to incorporate more protein in our daily diet to build more muscle to lose weight and maintaining a lean body mass.
Few great sources of Lean Proteins are – Soy and Soy-based products, Egg Whites, Oats, Quinoa, Lentils, Pulses and Beans, Milk and Milk Products and Nuts and Seeds.
Refined Sugars Are Out!!
Oh, that sugar that we all love so much; not only provide us with empty calories but also affects our moods, weight, and efficiency. We all know how refined sugar affects our blood glucose levels that can lead to Diabetes. A new study states that sugar decreased longevity and accelerated cell aging.
NOTE: According to the American Heart Association the added sugar per day limits are shown above.
Now that you know, next time you indulge, indulge responsibly. Elimination of added sugars from our diets will not only aid in weight loss but also help in an increase in the efficiency and energy levels. Some good sources of sugars that can be consumed are Honey, Coconut Sugar, Dates, Agave
Only the good!
Our well researched The Lean Snack Bar recipes are a great source of protein. Even better, our bars contain only honey, jaggery or dates for sweetness with the benefits of oats with absolutely no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners. All natural Goodness.