Everybody loves protein. It’s no secret that when it comes to building a muscular physique protein plays a big role! After all, it’s essential for muscle recovery and muscle growth, helping you fully recover from those intense training sessions.
But when it comes to getting enough protein to adequately recover, many people fall short, which can really affect your recovery and overall muscle growth.
The truth is that hitting your daily protein requirements doesn’t have to be stressful! It’s really quite easy once you know these 3 surprising ways to fit more protein into your day.
1. Protein-packed foods
This one sounds like a no-brainer, right? The truth is that many people who fall short on their protein requirements are simply not eating the right foods required to gain muscle!
There are many food sources which are not only jam-packed with protein, but super-easy to get in. Meats such as chicken and fish are two great sources. Both of these typically yield around 25g of protein per 100g. If you’re not a fan of eating large amounts of meat, you can try adding other protein-rich sources to your diet such as dairy, eggs, nuts, or lentils.
So when you’re planning your next meal, take a step back and think about just what exactly that meal is comprised of. Is it mainly carbohydrates? Or perhaps even mainly fats? While both of these are very important for overall health, if it’s muscle growth you need, try adding one of the protein sources we mentioned.
2. Meal prep
Meal prep is the perfect answer to ensure you stay on track with your diet. Planning your meals a few days in advance makes it very easy to ensure you are hitting all your macronutrient goals. For example, if you require 180g of protein per day and plan to eat 5 meals per day, including your post-workout Muscle Club Shake, that means you only need to allocate 36g of protein per meal.
Meal prepping 2–3 days in advance eliminates the guesswork involved in following a diet. If you know that you already have 5 meals prepared for the day which will give you your total protein requirement, you can go about your day carefree in the knowledge that as long as you eat your set meals, you’re making gains!
When it’s time to make some serious progress, supplements can play a very beneficial role. If you’re really struggling to hit your daily protein requirements, then a supplement can make a great addition to your diet.
When it comes to protein supplements, Muscle Club has you covered. Our whey protein shake offers a massive 19.5g of protein per serving – more than enough to boost your daily intake and help those muscles grow!
If you’re still lacking protein, Muscle Club recommends supplementing with our whey protein as a breakfast supplement with 500ml of milk, as well as consuming it immediately post-training. Just by adding these two shakes to your diet each day you can expect to add over 50g of protein to your diet!