If you’re someone looking to put on muscle and size, we all know the two main ingredients required are an effective gym program and a solid intake of protein. The most widely consumed sources of protein are animal-based whole foods – such as chicken, beef or turkey – although it has been proven you can consume a significant amount of protein on a plant-based diet too – or protein powders added into smoothies and shakes.
It’s worth noting, however, that some food labels can be a little deceiving when it comes to the actual amount of protein you can expect to consume in certain products, so you may need to err on the side of caution if you’re someone who religiously counts their calories, and make adjustments where needed.
To help give you an extra top up throughout each day, fitness coach James Kew says snacking can be the way forward.
Taking to Instagram with a recent post, James admits it can be difficult for many to hit their protein goals – which are worked out based on their current body composition and ideal targets – but some simple changes to your daily meal plan can make small but significant differences.
“Have a veggie burger and some feta cheese wrapped up inside a lavash, and you have a quick and easy 35g of protein!”, he provides as an example.
“Hitting your protein targets doesn’t need to be difficult, and it certainly doesn’t need to be brogan. Plenty of people will tell you to avoid bread, but not all bread is created…
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