Protein is a key component to building lean muscle and transforming your body, as it is made up of amino acids, which are the body's building blocks for a number of functions, including making muscle protein. If you’re looking to obtain that lean and toned physique, then look no further than lean meats and proteins. Leaner meats, such as chicken and turkey breast, ground beef, as well as sustainably sourced seafood such as fish, are all essential to a clean diet, as they offer large quantities of protein, iron and vitamin B12. And I’m not done yet. Surprisingly enough, not all protein comes from meat sources, as eggs, nuts, seeds and beans all contain high quantities of protein and nutrients too!
However, the most vital thing to remember when filling you daily macronutrient count is to avoid eating processed meats, such as hot dogs and hamburgers, as these are usually high in sodium and contain unwanted carbohydrates and fats.
So now you know that to lose that stubborn belly fat you’ll have to substitute those beloved big macs with dry and rubbery chicken breasts. I guess the next step is to determine how much dry and rubbery chicken breast will be included in your new diet. Well based on a 2000 daily calorie intake diet, we should be looking anywhere between 30%-50% of our calories coming from this macronutrient, and from the aforementioned lean meat sources.