Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Protein Portion Control

Lean protein such as chicken, turkey, and salmon are great for you. Try to get small portions throughout the day of protein instead of one hefty chicken breast at dinner. All you need is 2-4 oz. of chicken per food sitting. Excess of lean protein can lead to that dreaded belly flab we either are staving off or are working off. Yogurt is a great source of protein. Eat yogurt as part of your morning breakfast. I will sometimes have a yogurt between lunch and dinner or a little before bedtime if I'm needing something.

Portion control is essential in reducing calorie intake and getting the right amount of nutrients instead of too many. Depending on your body you need roughly 30 grams of protein each day. Visualize either your fist or a deck of cards and make your portions of meat that size for the entire day. Divide the chicken up into lunch and dinner or chicken and salmon. Once your plate is clean, you are done. Take the plate directly to the table, do not pass GO!

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