Spending your days dragging from the time the alarm clock sounds (and you hit snooze until the very last possible second) until you can finally fall back into bed is not the way to go through life, yet it’s how many of us live every day. We want to eat healthy, we want to lose weight, we want to hit the gym, but we are too exhausted to make the first step, even though we know it will make us have more energy. It’s a vicious cycle, but there is an easy fix to it.
It’s called protein, and you may have heard of it a time or a million, but why is it so important, and how can it help you so easily?
Protein Has Weight Loss Benefits
Now of course, nothing is healthier and more energizing for you than a good diet (many people are going Keto) and exercise, but if you aren’t at that point yet where you can make all of your meals homemade and shop for the most nutritious ingredients, then you need an easy step in that process. Getting extra protein can get you over that hump. Enjoying the protein you need, along with all of the vitamins and minerals your body requires, is easy to do with your Momental Nootropics!
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Filling up with foods and shakes that have protein in them really is beneficial for weight loss for many reasons. The most immediate reason that you will notice is that you feel fuller longer. This is because protein serves to slow down digestion in our body, making us less likely to go back for seconds because our stomach is screaming at us.
In fact, in a study analyzed in an article published by the US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health called The Role of Protein in Weight Loss and Maintenance, those who stuck with protein over the course of the study had markedly more weight loss. The study reported that “... improvements in weight management were detected in those who adhered to the prescribed higher-protein regimen, whereas those who did not adhere to the diet had no marked improvements.”
According to Healthline in their article “How Much Protein Should You Eat Per Day?” the Dietary Reference Intake for individuals is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This equates to approximately 56 grams per day for the average man and 46 for the average woman, if they have a regular, sedentary day. If they are active, they need even more.
Sticking to a higher-protein regimen in your diet is easy with your Momental Mind Nootropics.
Protein is an Automatic Fat Burner
MyFitnessPal highly recommends having protein in your diet, especially if you are trying to lose weight or burn fat, saying, "...it is a scientific fact that your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrate or protein.:
In fact, if you are losing weight, you are losing not just fat, but muscle as well. To avoid losing more calorie-burning muscle, you need to eat foods that fuel fat burning, like those with protein.
Foods for High Protein Intake
Taking the first step to control your health by adding protein to your day is really quite simple. Start with your Momental Mind Nootropics, and then add in some protein-packed foods!
Eating healthily does not have to mean eating like rabbits, contrary to popular belief. In fact, Eat This, Not That! recommends “The 29 Best-Ever Proteins for Weight Loss” to get you out of that processed-food eating rut and help you eat well without being stuck with the same old boring foods.
If you are a fruit and veggie person, throw some extra spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, guava, or peas on your plate for an additional 4 to 18 grams of protein per cup, and don’t feel guilty about it!
If vegetables aren’t your thing, and you are more of a meat and potatoes type of person, a 4 ounce strip steak or 4 ounces of pork (minus the fat) packs a whopping 23 - 28 grams of protein.
Fishes such as halibut, salmon and tuna can contain 16 grams of protein in 3 ounces.
Enjoy any of these, or get your protein from your Momental Mind Nootropics mixed with yummy recipes like this!
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄2 cup Stevia sugar
1⁄2 cup Stevia brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1⁄2 cups gluten-free oats
1 scoop Momental Mind Nootropics
1 egg white
1⁄2 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 cups gluten-free flour (use your favorite mixture)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1⁄2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat the sugars and butter until nice and fluffy.
- Gently add the egg and egg white one at a time and thoroughly mix into the batter.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the oats, but including the Momental Mind Nootropics, and mix well.
- Stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until fully mixed together.
- Add in the oats and raisins and stir firmly.
- Cover the bowl and chill at least two hours. Batter should be solidly cold.
- Remove from fridge and roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Place at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly brown.
- Cool on parchment paper. Store with layers between wax paper to avoid sticking cookies. Enjoy!