Hey friends! Check out those cool answers from yesterday‘s guessing game, it was fun to see what y’all thought
I use Livestrong (aka TheDailyPlate) to check nutritional stats, calorie counts, and more. It is a fab tool and it is free!
So this is the answer: 46.08 grams of Protein
The closest one to the answer? LINDSAY! Woot. She guessed 40
Nicely done. Protein is definitely a filling macronutrient, as the amino acids (which make up protein) help those starving muscle cells, and keep the metabolism humming all day long.
Protein is very filling and satisfying as it is the macronutrient to leave the stomach last, and takes the most energy from the body (read: calories) to break down the amino acids, digest, and process. So make sure to include good, lean protein sources at all your meals and snacks!
Ideas for protein rich foods include:
- cottage cheese
- turkey, chicken
- veggie burgers
- for more snack ideas, go HERE
H.I.I.T. cardio stands for High Intensity Interval Training Cardiovascular workouts. It is a mouthful, so HIIT cardio it is
The reason I bring this option for cardiovascular exercise up is because HIIT cardio can be quick, dirty, fun, and burn serious fat. The interchange between slower intervals with high, fast intervals makes the muscles and cardiovascular system work harder than normal, grabbing fat stores to fuel the body during the workout, and after the workout (a HUGE plus!!)
My a.m. HIIT workout looked like this (incline set at 1.0 for first half, and 1.5 for second half):
- 1 min warmup walk (4.0)
- 1 min run (7.0)
- 1 min jog (5.0)
- 1 min fast run (8.0)
- 1 min jog (5.0)
- 1 min faster run (8.2)
….and so on (alternating fast run with a jog), for 22 minutes. I was drippping by the end, and it felt awesome. I banged it out, loved it, and felt great all day long!
Anyone who says they have NO TIME for working out is lying. Straight up. There is time! Just schedule it in, lay the clothes out, and set an alarm. Not too hard, no? Especially when thinking about ALL the benefits that come from 20 minutes or so of well-used time!
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Do YOU do HIIT cardio too? What is YOUR favorite workout? Best way to eat protein in YOUR opinion?