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Portion Control:

Such an important topic when it comes weight loss and health living. The body needs fuel. So how much fuel & when is a topic in the up and coming weeks.

Today with portion control, your plates construct is of a couple elements. You have protein, carbs and fats.

Today we will focus on protein. The building block to help with muscle growth that in turn will help build and sustain muscle. This muscle will affect our metabolism and then helps us burn calories. If we keep our carbs down it will then turn to the fat stored in our body and use that for fuel.

When I make food for food prep, my simple rule of thumb is 4 to 5 ounces of vegetables and 3 to 4 ounces of protein. That's around 8 ounces of food intake. That's should be enough to fuel the body, feed the body. Now if you are high volume of physical exercise then you Want to eat a meal like this at least 3 times a day and have two to three snacks a day. If you have a less active lifestyle then two meals and two snacks.

In total an average woman should eat around 45-60 grams of protein a day. That's with normal activity and should increase and the activity does. Males are considerably higher around 20-25% more. Since our bodies in general are larger in weight and more muscle to support. So 80 - to 100 grams of protein will be a good starting point.

Types of protein we will talk about in the next blog. Soon...... thanks!

Tamara Weeks
Taraja McBride


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