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Reasons to Add Protein to Your Diet


Have you started to add protein to your diet?  If not, you might consider doing so after learning just how important protein is and why.

Understandably, protein is always at the top of everyone’s list when searching for better snacking options.  Did you know that just about every single cell in your body contains protein?  Yes, it’s considered to be the building block of life.  Without sufficient protein intake, our body cannot repair cells and make new ones which can lead to fatigue and the feeling of malaise.

I bet some of you are wondering how much protein you should be getting daily.  Well, actually it depends on several facts, mostly stage of life but in most cases, adults need about 45-60 grams of protein daily.

Reasons to Add Protein to Your DietReasons to Add Protein to Your Diet

Did you know protein can help with hunger and cravings:

I don’t know about you, but my goal is always to lose the fat and keep the lean muscle.  Well, there have been several studies that suggest diets that are higher in protein can help you lose more fat and maintain muscle mass.

Your bones love protein too:

Did you know people who retainZa their bone mass better as they get older eat more protein?  Which means they just might be lowering their risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

Lower blood pressure

I know right, but it’s true several studies show that higher protein intake can lower blood pressure.

Lose weight and keep it off for the long haul

I’m sure many of us can relate to working super hard to get off weight and gaining it back the moment you stop to breathe for a second.  Well, think protein or talk to your diet about losing weight and protein.  As I said earlier protein can boost your metabolism.

Lorissa's Kitchen

Adding protein to your diet doesn’t have to be hard, you can do it when snacking:

I don’t know about you but I’m always game to meat better snacking options.  There are some great snack options out there.  I was recently introduced to Lorissa’s Kitchen protein snacks and OMG, they are super yummy and contain 11 grams of protein.  Oh, and before you ask there is no reason to worry because it does not contain MSG or preservatives.  They use pork, beef and chicken to make their yummy snacks and the animals are not sourced from those with growth hormones used.

I’m loving Lorissa’s Kitchen protein snacks, and so are my kids, lol.  You better believe it, I hide my protein snacks from them or they will be GONE before the day is over.  I know right, this person named “I didn’t do it” always seems to do stuff around my house.  One of these days I am going to catch I Didn’t Do It and get back my protein snacks.

Whether you are hanging by the pool for the afternoon or packing up for a fun-filled family vacation, don’t forget Lorissa’s Kitchen protein snacks.  Not only are they yummy protein snack, they are far less messy than so many other snacking options, come in a small portable size that fits perfectly in my handbag, lunchbox, carry on, and more.

You can currently grab the protein snacks in Ginger Teriyaki, Sweet Chili, Szechuan Pepper, and Korean Barbecue.  They all taste great, but my personal favorite is the Korean Barbecue!  Head over to Amazon.com and grab yourself some of Lorissa’s Kitchen protein snacks or learn more about them, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  I know I wasn’t.


I have a smart mouth, don't sit still well, extremely opinionated, have a lot to say, work hard, love lots, don't have time for drama, or negativity. I love animals, & my job as a New Mexico mom blogger! I love sharing travel adventures, tech gadgets, recipes, parenting struggles (success), crafts, helpful tips, giveaways and sweepstakes, product reviews, and more.  I have amazing 4 children, and have an amazing boyfriend. On my downtime, you'll find me spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, geeking out on tech, plotting the next home improvement, create crafts with the kids, and riding my horses We are plotting our move to greener pastures, with trees, and stuff. Connect with me on Google + Page.

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