Happy National Dog Day! (Tomorrow!)
The video above is of my friend Heather’s puppy Luna.
Luna was “helping” me film the other day when I was talking about the benefits of eating protein.
I’m working on my “under recovery” at the moment.
On Wednesday I talked about getting to bed in the same 30 minute window every night.
One of the complaints I had was that if I stop lifting weights my muscles seem to evaporate and my skin starts to get “crepey”.
My dear nutritionist friend Margaret Floyd Barry suggested that I try upping my protein intake to 120grams/day in (3) 40 gram meals.
She said to avoid “protein dribble” with 10g here and 10g there.
She also said there is approximately a 40-50g upper limit at any one time after I ate 58g in one meal.
Can’t absorb that much.
Is this for you?
**Caveat: I have worked on my protein digestion with her previously, so I’m confident that my digestive process is relatively intact. If you’re not sure about that, find a functional nutritionist or work with your naturopath or homeopath to fire that up if they know how to help.
The latest research says that if you’re a 50ish + woman you need to lift heavy twice a week and eat lots of protein.
Therefore, this is not just about me and my quest to conquer my “under recovery”!
Luna helps while I explain another benefit of eating tons of protein and I laugh most of the 35 second video above.
Laughter is contagious so if you need a laugh on this FriYAY…
Here’s to balance, strength, and happiness,
🙂 Laura (& baby puppy Luna!)