5 Protein Mistakes You Might Be Making

general health nutrition Mar 25, 2024

Eating too much protein can lead to weight gain, just like eating too much in general. And eating too little protein can lead to fatigue, muscle loss, hunger, and brittle nails...and no one wants brittle nails.



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If you want to feel fabulous protein matters. If you want to protect your health against future issues, protein is critical. And if you just want your muscles to demonstrate your hard work in the gym, let's jump in to five mistakes to avoid so that you can get the most from your diet.

You probably already know that protein is essential for building muscle, staying healthy, and aging gracefully. But with so much information out there from social media and fitness influencers, knowing how much protein you actually need to see results can be super confusing!  In this episode, I'm diving into the top five mistakes that you might be making when it comes to your protein intake based on what I've seen with my clients. 

Finding the right amount of protein that works best for you can feel tricky, but don't worry! I won't throw fancy studies or complicated formulas at you. Instead, I share practical tips and simple calculations you can start using TODAY to feel your best. I cover the most common pitfalls, like not eating enough protein (which can lead to an energy slump), to overdoing it and potentially packing on unwanted pounds. Whether you're new to the protein game or a seasoned pro, I guarantee you'll learn something new today! 

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Topics Covered:

  • 50-25-25 macronutrient distribution
  • Eating too little protein 
  • Eating too much protein 
  • Simple calculations to understand your protein target
  • Spacing out protein between meals
  • Blood sugar regulation 
  • Protein intake in relation to your goals 
  • How much protein do you actually need? 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Listen to the first 20 episodes of Holly Perkins Health Podcast HERE
  • Apply for The Body Composition Project HERE 
  • See the research on ISSN exercise & sports nutrition HERE
  • See the research on protein and exercise HERE
  • See the research on dietary protein and muscle mass HERE 
  • See the research on dietary reference intakes for energy HERE
  • See the research on women and protein HERE

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