Calorie-counting vs Protein-counting

At AWE, we prefer to count grams of protein instead of calories. Protein is the single most important nutrient for weight loss.

Grilled chicken breast served with a side of vegetables

Calorie counting is one way to start to losing weight. However, this eventually leads to calories being cut, meals skipped, and hunger ensuing.

At AWE, we prefer to count grams of protein instead of calories. Protein is the single most important nutrient for weight loss. A high protein diet can boost metabolism, reduce appetite, and help preserve lean body mass. Counting grams of protein is very similar to counting calories. Labels are read, portions are measured, and food entered into logs.

Be sure to review your logs at the end of each day to ensure your protein goal has been met. If you didn’t meet your goal, that is ok. Reflect about today. Think about your tomorrow, what can you do differently to meet your goal? Make a plan. Prepare your food ahead of time. You can always make a mid-day correction to eat more protein if you realize you won’t be able to meet your goal.

Ask us to help determine your protein goal and tweak your nutrition plan to add more protein. You may be surprised to find you are eating fewer calories by eating more protein.

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