Protein And The Liquid Amino Diet
While on the Liquid Amino Diet you will learn how essential a balanced diet is to your health. Protein is one key component to any balanced diet.
Protein and phase 1 of the Liquid Amino Diet:
Each meal MUST contain one protein serving during phase 1. This doesn’t mean you have to have 5 ounces of fish or chicken, five times a day. There is a great variety of protein options available. Of course you can have some red meat, poultry, and fish but you can also have cottage cheese and eggs. You may also use one serving of almonds or beans as a protein replacement. One meal each day can also be a protein shake – these are great to replenish the amino acids in your muscles. More detail and sample menus are included in the guide book you will receive with purchase.
Protein and phase 2 of the Liquid Amino Diet:
Similar to phase 1, you should continue to eat a protein with each meal. However, you have 500 more calories available and that means you can add in some different proteins – including dairy and cheese. To avoid overloading your body and gaining weight, remember not to add foods too quickly.
Protein and phase 3 / Lifetime habits:
Once you complete phase two, you need to remember to continue to include protein in your daily diet. About 40% of your calories should come from protein. An easy way to measure how much protein you should consume is by taking your weight, dividing it in half, and subtracting 10. Therefore, if you weigh 180 pounds, you should eat about 80 grams of protein every day. Of course, the most obvious way to get protein is through meat, although there are many other options to incorporate for a well-balanced diet.
- 4-ounce steak has about 23 grams of protein.
- Lean, cooked 3-ounce ground beef patty contains 21 grams of protein.
- 4-ounce, cooked chicken breast contains 36 grams of protein.
- 4-ounce, cooked fresh fish fillet contains about 28 grams of protein.*
- 3-ounce venison contains 26 grams of protein.
- One large egg contains 8 grams of protein.
- One cup of cooked Quinoa has 18 grams of protein and includes amino acids.*
- 20-25 almonds contain 6 grams of protein.*
- ½-cup of Tempeh contains 16 grams of protein.*
- ½-cup of firm, raw tofu contains 10 grams of protein.*
- Two tablespoons of regular peanut butter contains 8 grams of protein.*
- One cup of canned kidney beans contains 13.4 grams of protein.*
- ½-cup cottage cheese contains 14 grams of protein.*
The Liquid Amino Diet is all about balance. This can be a big change for those of us transitioning from the standard American diet. The results of eating properly and exercising include not only losing weight, but also better skin, more energy, balanced hormones, and lower blood pressure to name a few. The Liquid Amino Diet is the perfect starting point to a healthy and balanced diet for the rest of your life. If you have questions, the health coaches are available at 1-1-800-980-7208.