What does a high protein meal plan mean?
Protein is an essential part of our nutritional needs: we all need it to build + repair muscle and maintain bone, joint, and skin health. A higher protein meal plan puts a little more emphasis on eating high quality proteins such as eggs, poultry, grass-fed meats, and seafood in addition to a variety of vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats.
Our high protein meal plan provides 35-45% of your daily calories from protein, which just means that you’re getting more of your daily energy needs from protein to help promote muscle growth and support recovery – especially important if you live an active lifestyle or have specific fitness goals to meet.
So tell me more… What do I eat?
Every single one of our dietitian-approved meal plans focuses on eating nutrient-dense, real, and wholesome foods. The high protein meal plan stocks your fridge up with quality protein sources like eggs, poultry, seafood, grass-fed meats, and even plant proteins like beans, nuts, and seeds. You can choose from fan favorites to fuel up such as our Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich for breakfast and snacks like Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad and House Smoked Salmon (we suggest pairing it with some chickpea chips!). You can mix and match options to meet your cravings and we’ll make sure the protein and nutrient needs fit your overall goals.
What should I expect or notice?
Because personal fitness goals and activity levels vary from person to person, the amount of protein we all need differs as well. High protein meals support building muscle strength and can help prevent muscle loss. Protein is the building block of muscle, making it especially important for those partaking in strength or resistance training. Muscle tissue is constantly being broken down during activity and is repaired with the aid of protein. Eating the correct amounts will help you recover faster to reach your fitness goals.
Eating foods high in protein can also help us stay satisfied and full because protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates. Because of this, protein helps our bodies with satiety and stabilizes our blood sugar to give us a steady state of energy. There’s also enough scientific evidence to support that a high protein diet along with a moderate calorie consumption can help support and maintain a healthy weight.
We love making it easy to find healthy options that support your overall health and fitness goals, no matter what they are. Our high protein meals can be customized to fit your exact needs. Living that healthy lifestyle has never been easier! #LifeMadeHealthy