Whether you’re building muscle or trying to lose weight (or both), your diet is just as important as what you do in your gym sessions.
A recent article in the Daily Star highlighted some of the top sources of healthy protein, and it’s well worth incorporating these into your diet if you don’t already.
Protein is known to help you feel full for longer, which is one of many reasons why it can help with weight loss. It’s also vital if you’re trying to build muscle, and although you might be tempted to reach for a protein shake, there are a range of natural sources that are easy to incorporate into your diet.
Top of the list is eggs, with the newspaper stressing that the yolk and the white are equally as rich in protein.
Milk is another good source of protein, and again one that’s easy to include in your diet. A rising number of people are following a vegan diet, but there are plenty of healthy sources of plant-based protein too.
Among them is hemp seed, which is also a good source of omega 3 and omega 6, while black beans are another healthy protein source cited by the news provider.
Making simple swaps in your diet can really help you progress with your weight loss and fitness goals. I recently talked about the secret to successful clean eating - and it’s to allow yourself to indulge in unhealthy foods every now and then.
The key is in consistency - and that means predominantly eating clean with the odd unhealthy treat, not the other way around.
Get some help with your nutrition from an online personal trainer to help you stay on track with your goals.