08: Macros, Protein, Protein Powder, & Collagen
🍗 Did you know that God didn’t give us animal sources of food until AFTER the flood?
📖 GENESIS 9:3
“Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”
I sure am grateful He did. I consider protein my “steady macro.” Carbs and fats are the macros we play around with when it comes to energy manipulation, but protein stays more constant. I plan my meals around my protein and always encourage my kids to eat their protein first.
In this podcast episode I’m answering your questions about all things protein! Take a listen and let me know what you think!
The Christian Health Club Podcast
EPISODE 08: MACROS, PROTEIN, PROTEIN POWDER, & COLLAGEN
(00:44) Welcome & Today’s Topic: Protein 101
(02:30) Macronutrients like carbs, fats, and proteins are like Jesus: the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Proteins like beef, chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, etc.
Fats like avocado, olives, coconut, nuts & seeds, and butter
Pretty much everything else is a carb! Carbs include vegetables, fruits, starches like sweet potato, flours, and sugar. Everything from veggies to donuts! This category can get so tricky.
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My goal with Macros
Foods are more than 1 macro- but I classify based on the dominant macronutrient.
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(05:14) Why beans and quinoa AREN’T good sources of protein
You’d have to eat 1.5 CUPS of lentils to equate to the protein in 3.5 OUNCES of fish.
Plant-based protein is also less bioavailable and digestible.
Plant-based protein is not complete.
(07:34) The “perfect” macro ratios for fat loss and optimal health
(09:00) Why you’re probably UNDER-EATING protein
Protein article from Diana Rodgers at Sustainable Dish https://sustainabledish.com/protein-better-protein/
20-35% of calories is generally best, higher if your goal is gaining muscle. (75-100 g of protein on a regular basis).
Protein is my steady macro & I treat my fat and carbs like a seesaw. When one is up, the other is down.
(12:44) We actually didn’t get the greenlight to eat animal foods until AFTER the Great Flood!
(16:00) Meat opens up a whole new world of nutrient-dense, bioavailable nutrition!
Meat quality matters!!
(20:44) Let’s talk about collagen!
My blog post about collagen: https://www.thechristiannutritionist.com/blog/2018/7/2/collagen/
Getting Creative with Collagen
Add a few scoops to oatmeal for your family.
Stir into any warm drink.
(24:44) My favorite protein powders
My #1 favorite is collagen but it doesn’t have the full spectrum of amino acids- just the ones we tend not to get enough of in our modern diet.
Do we really need protein powders?
Other favorite options include…
(33:10) Outro & Disclaimer
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