Nutrition 101: Protein Study Guide

August 29, 2012 · 7 comments

In High School, the macronutrient I always looked at on a nutrition label was fat, thanks to the low-fat diet craze. In College, it was fiber and carbs courtesy of Weight Watchers and Atkins. Post college I studied nutrition and fitness more, getting certified to be a personal trainer and reading countless articles in Oxygen, Women’s Health, Self, Shape, or Fitness Magazine. Eating a clean diet that usually consists of 35% of my calories coming from protein (128 grams) has been a key factor in my ability to maintain my post college weight loss and active lifestyle.

Since June, I’ve written 8 blogs posts with information and proof showing why protein is not a fad but here to stay. Here is a quick run down of the information:

Eat This For More Energy and Weight Loss

It’s the Energy For Everyday Contest! My summer challenge to all my viewers!

Check out how I used protein to power me through my move last month!

In college, I would create myself little study guide outlines to help remember the important stuff. I thought you all might appreciate this:

Premier Protein, one of my favorite protein shake and bar companies, made this series of Protein blog posts possible for all of you. You can find Premier Protein at Costco, Walmart and Sam’s Club. Check out Premier Protein on Facebook.

As you know, I am hosting a contest for a few more days called “Energy for Every Day.” If you haven’t tried adding protein to your life, now is your chance. Winners will receive a gift pack worth $250 from Premier Protein complete with delicious products, including a $200 cash prize to keep you active and on the go. Think of that running or camping gear you’ve needed, plus more fun swag!

To enter, watch my video below and think about the moment when your energy crashes and you need an extra boost the most. Answer the following question in the comments section of the video: “I need protein most when… ______________” and be sure to check out Premier Protein on Facebook!

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel in the meantime to make sure you don’t miss the next video when it goes live!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Premier Protein. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 Alyssa August 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Awesome tips! I love incorporating protein into every meal/snack. I have noticed when I only eat fruit and oatmeal for breakfast (or something lacking much protein) I tend to get hungry in about an hour. Not good. ha Thanks!

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2 Pam August 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I need protein most when I’m shopping! Like you, I try and always carry a protein bar in my purse. A fun shopping trip with friends can be ruined when you hit a few stores, try on clothes, and then get that feeling where you have no energy and need food… NOW.

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3 Michelle August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I need protein most when the work day is winding down and I need energy to head to the gym. Getting ready for my wedding!

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4 Michele August 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I am starting a clean eating lifestyle and am looking for protein bars that do not contain any artificial sweeteners. Any suggestions?

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5 Darshana Natarajan September 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Oh rapture yes. This is the perfect reason I was born. To find you, my
long lost blog writing soul-mate.

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6 Sara September 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Did you announce the contest winner yet?

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7 Feliza Vicente September 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm

i need protien most when in the mornings because i don’t have the energy for anything!!!

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