08: Macros, Protein, Protein Powder, & Collagen


🍗 Did you know that God didn’t give us animal sources of food until AFTER the flood? 


“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




  • (00:00) Intro

  • (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.

    • 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!

  • (24:44) My favorite protein powders

  • (33:10) Outro & Disclaimer


Thanks for listening! Have a Healthy and Blessed week!