Stay Lean with Protein and Fiber

Learn how much protein and fiber you need in order to get lean!

Your body needs adequate amounts of both protein and fiber to be lean and strong. The main focus of your daily dietary requirements needs to be the combination of the two.

Protein and fiber work hand in hand to burn fat and build muscle. Protein provides the amino acids that fuel your metabolism. Fiber helps to burn fat, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps aid in digestion of protein and carbohydrates.

It is recommended that your daily intake of protein is 1-1.5 grams per pound of body weight. Get your protein from lean sources such as chicken, turkey, egg whites, or lean fish.

The general rule for fiber is to consume 5 grams per 20 grams of protein consumed. Thus, the more protein you consume, the more fiber you will require. You can get your fiber from green beans, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, cauliflower, and any other green vegetables that you desire.

Try to get at LEAST half of your daily intake of fiber and protein from whole foods, and the rest from supplements, i.e. bars, meal replacement shakes. Remember, to supplement means to “fill in the gaps” not “replace”. For best results it is always best to get your nutrients from real, natural food.


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