We know by now that for muscle growth to occur, you need to eat enough protein. When you're in a calorie deficit, it is harder to consume enough protein, as your calorie intake is lower. Today we are going to give you a couple of ways to get in your protein.
Eat protein every meal
It sounds obvious, but getting in enough protein comes down to consuming enough protein every meal. Also, for optimal muscle protein synthesis, it is better to spread the protein intake throughout the day.
High protein vegetables
To eat more protein with your meals, you can eat incorporate high-protein vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, or mushrooms.
Eating low-fat or fat-free dairy products can help you get in more protein as it contains fewer calories and thus more calories left over to consume more protein-rich foods.
Try to put in more protein in baked goods, by using protein powders. Also using chicken breast instead of chicken thighs is a great way to save some calories to up your protein intake.