To Meat or Not to Meat??

An important part of a healthy weight loss plan is to add both aerobic and strength training exercises. Aerobic exercise gets your heart rate going and burns calories by helping your body process fat as energy. That wonderful source of energy rushing to one's muscles is known as Adenosine triphosphate aka (ATP). Strength and resistance training has many benefits to your muscular and skeletal system. These benefits vary from increased bone density, muscle mass, muscle toning, joint reactivity and many more. As well as helping us firm up all those jiggly bits by having more lean muscle.

All of those are greatly benefited from a balanced diet and proper utilization of complete and incomplete proteins. Our body needs amino acids which is the molecular structure of proteins to build and repair muscle tissues. Allows our body to become depending on our training and movement methods stronger, faster, leaner muscle, muscle mass and etc. But in the western world, we mostly get our protein consumption from meat. Thanks to the power of information society in being informed more and more about other sources of protein and incorporating more vegan style diets.

Most of us know the song "Beans beans the wonderful fruit the more you eat the more you toot" As funny that this little jingle is Beans are a wonderful source of protein and fiber. I highly recommend having them more and having them often.

  • Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame

  • Lentils

  • Chickpeas and Most Varieties of

  • Black Beans

  • Red Kidney Beans

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Spelt and Tef

  • Hempseed

  • Green Peas

This list above is just some bean-based protein options you can add alongside your meat-based meals.


We all want to maximize our energy levels and results whenever we choose to go on our fitness journey. Which could be a walk outside or an intense workout at the gym. Modern diets seem to have a real problem with carbs and rely heavily on fats and proteins, adding none meat-based proteins will do wonders for your gut lining. So next time your out grocery shopping and wondering one how you can save a few dollars and still provide protein balanced meal for you and your family, check out the bean isles. Not only will those beans compliment your current dishes at home it will add some much-needed fiber to ensure regularity because let's face it "Everybody Poops"

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