NUTRITION HOW’S? #4 HOW MUCH PROTEIN PER MEAL? Unlike carbohydrate and fat, the body does not store protein between meals. The proteins in your muscles release amino acids into the blood stream between meals.

NUTRITION HOW’S? #4 HOW MUCH PROTEIN PER MEAL? Unlike carbohydrate and fat, the body does not store protein between meals. The proteins in your muscles release amino acids into the blood stream between meals. While you are sleeping, one of these amino acids (alanine) is used to make glucose in the liver so that your blood sugar does not fall while you are asleep. 50% of the glucose going into your blood stream while you sleep comes from alanine. You need to eat enough protein at each meal to build up the reserves for the next period between meals and while you sleep. You should eat the amount of protein through the day at 3 to 4 meals to reach your total for the day and have 20 grams of protein within 30 minutes to one hour after resistance exercises such as weightlifting. Reach your daily protein total with a Protein-Rich Shake for breakfast to start the day. Have another in the late afternoon to control hunger at dinner so you can break the typical habits of so many people who either skip breakfast or eat a splash of milk on cereal, a little more protein at lunch, and a large portion at dinner so that when you average what is getting to the muscle over the day, it is less than what is needed to maintain the muscle. Over the years, muscle is lost, and fat is gained. When you eat too little protein to control hunger, you replace those calories and more with sugary fatty foods leading to overweight and obesity. That is why PROTEIN IS THE FIRST NUTRIENT when it comes to Balanced Nutrition and Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #protein #muscles #meals #hunger to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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