The Protein Puzzle: How Much Do YOU Need to Support Weight Loss?

The Protein Puzzle: How Much Do YOU Need to Support Weight Loss?

Ready to talk about a super important nutrient that is going to help you transform and reach your weight loss goals? Say “hello” to protein! 💪

This macronutrient doesn’t just help your muscles recover and grow after working out–which is just one of its incredible benefits.

This nutrient powerhouse can also support weight loss by helping:

  • controlling hunger
  • curbing appetite
  • supporting brain health, mood, & more!

That’s right, protein plays an incredibly important role in helping support your weight loss transformation.

But how much protein should you be eating each day? How much should you be aiming for to reap its transformation benefits?

The Protein Formula to Support Your Goals

We recommend consuming .8g of protein per pound of body weight.

For women, we recommend maxing out your daily protein consumption at around 140-150g per day.

For men, you’ll use the same .8g per pound of bodyweight, but maxing out around 250g.

To figure out how much protein YOU should be consuming, you’ll take your current bodyweight and multiply that by .8.

For example, let’s say you weigh 170 pounds. You would take 170 and multiply that by .8, which equals 136. That means you would want to aim for 136 g of protein each day.

Tips to Increase Your Protein Consumption

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “This feels like a lot of protein!” And that’s most likely because it is, especially compared to how much you might be consuming right now.

Keep in mind that this is a goal, or target, that is great to aim for. Work your way up slowly as needed. It’s not a race!

Give your body time to adjust to higher protein amounts, but just know that these are the amounts you’ll want to aim for!

To help support your protein goals, here are a couple tips you can try implementing below. 👇

#1. Build Each Meal Around Your Protein Source.

When planning or deciding on your meal, think "protein first." By centering your meals around which protein you’ll be consuming, you'll be supporting your protein consumption during each mealtime, which will quickly add up!

Not too mention, focusing on protein first will help curb hunger, support weight loss, your mood, and more.

#2. Try Meal Prepping Your Protein

One simple way to help increase your daily protein is by meal prepping your protein in bulk!

By doing this, you'll have protein on hand that you can easily throw into your meals to make them even more delicious and packed with weight-loss support.

Looking for a meal prep idea? Try out this meal prep idea from Chris below.

#3. Focus On Rich Protein Sources:

Looking for some great protein sources to give you the most bang for your buck?

Here are some foods you can incorporate into your meals and snacks:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Cottage cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Lentils

#4. Consider a Meal Replacement Shake

TransformHQ Meal Replacement Shakes provide a whopping 20g of protein per scoop, as well as the balanced nutrition of a full meal!

If you are in a pinch and needing a quick meal, or just wanting a delicious, dessert-like shake to fill you up and keep you feeling fueled, TransformHQ Meal Replacement Shakes have you covered.

Power Your Transformation With Protein

As you focus on increasing your protein intake, you’re going to notice more energy, more hunger control, and you’re going to be fast-tracking your transformation.

Support your daily protein by picking one tip above and implementing it!

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