Back in January I spent Super Bowl weekend with 50+ other fitness pros, where I gorged on way too much protein at a Brazilian Steak House on a Saturday night.
If you’ve never been to one of these crazy places, basically the servers come around with a variety of different meats that you can select and then you begin to stuff yourself.
They had everything from Parmesan pork to bacon wrapped chicken to sausage and steaks galore.
And even though it was delicious, there was a price to pay.
I got so dang busy eating meat and the cheese filled mini bread rolls (omg!) that I totally forgot about the salad bar.
In doing so, I had a brutal visit to the bathroom the next morning.
I’ll spare you the details, for obvious reasons, but without the fiber I was stuck there for a while. 🙂
However, it reminded me about PROPER protein intake for fat-loss and overall health — so I wanted to make sure you weren’t eating protein the wrong way.
Even though most of my new clients usually aren’t getting enough protein in their diet, you have to be cautious of HOW you eat your protein.
Here’s what I mean.
Although we need adequate protein for a variety of reasons (far too many to cover in this newsletter), especially if you if you exercise consistently…
Protein can be very acidic.
So if you consistently eat protein without some type of healthy veggies or a friendly fat (or preferably both), then you’ll create too much internal chronic inflammation.
Hopefully you’re familiar with the damage of chronic inflammation by now, but just know that it can lead to every kind of health problem you can imagine.
Chronic inflammation has been linked to everything from arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and even heart disease.
And there’s no doubt chronic inflammation can block fat-loss.
So do yourself a health and fat-loss favor.
Consistently monitor how you eat your protein and always try to get a fibrous veggie or, at the very least, a friendly fat when you eat it.
Starches are fine too, but green or other cruciferous veggies are the best all-natural anti-inflammatory you can eat.
There’s also a specific reason I recommend you try to have a small amount of friendly fats EVERY time you eat healthy greens.
I’ll be back tomorrow to give you the full scoop on this trick.
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