Wellness Tips for Parents On The Go

Wellness Tips for Parents On The Go

It’s back to school time for almost everyone now. And as parents we are on the go more than ever, coordinating school drop off and pick up, extra-curricular activities, homework, etc. So sometimes we get so busy we forget or can’t seem to work in all those wonderful personal health and wellness behaviors we were doing over the summer. Maybe even for our family we have taken a few short cuts because of our busy schedules.

Time to get a few tips on ways to keep your wellness as a top priority for you and your family. Let’s think about our diet. Being on the go all the time can sometimes make it difficult to keep up with our nutritional needs. Many times it comes down to planning. Making lunches, snacks, and meal plans can get overwhelming at times. So let’s think about how to keep wellness top of mind as our schedules continue to fill up.

Tip #1 – Don’t over complicate things. An easy way to have some healthy snacks readily available is when you get home from your grocery shopping trip wash and cut up that fresh produce you bought and put it in small containers for something healthy to grab quickly. Many times we want a quick snack but don’t want to wash and chop produce so we’re tempted to grab a less healthy readily available option.

Tip #2 – Make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet. One area that is of great importance is the consumption of quality protein. There are many ways to incorporate good protein into snacks and shakes. So why is protein so important?

Protein is considered a macronutrient, which means we need quite a bit of it. It is a combination of amino acids, those that are essential (must be consumed) and those that are non-essential (that the body can make). A complete protein must contain all 9 essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phyenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine). Getting adequate COMPLETE protein is an important part of a healthy diet. And protein provides nitrogen – which is essential for us to stay alive!

How much protein do we need?

This is often a topic of conversation with many of us. According to National Institutes of Health, depending on your age, activity level, and protein quality, the daily grams of protein can vary dramatically.

The International Society of Sports Nutrition recommends people who exercise consume 1.4 – 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. One kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds. So if your weight is 150 pounds that is approximately 68 kilograms, which would mean, according to ISSN, you should consume about 68 grams of protein per day.

Incorporating protein into every meal and/or snack might sound like a daunting task, but think about adding a scoop of protein powder to a fresh fruit smoothie. Or adding protein powder into breakfast pancakes or waffles. Maybe even making some protein snack treats for a quick and satisfying “grab and go” healthy option.

The Biochem Whey Protein Isolate is an excellent protein source to add or use for any of the above suggestions. Easy to digest and it is not only certified gluten free, but also is dual filtered, 99% lactose free, soy free, AVA (American Vegetarian Association) certified vegetarian and supports immune health.* There are multiple flavors to choose from and the sugar free Biochem Whey Protein Isolate is also KETO friendly.

For Vegans, Biochem offers exceptional options as well. Both contain a complete amino acid profile, taste great and mix well!

For a wide variety of recipes using the amazing Biochem protein products, visit the Biochem website at www.biochemprotein.com.

Find great recipe ideas showing you how to incorporate quality protein in to some delicious treats including truffles, snack bars, muffins, pudding, “nice” cream. Or make it your own by adjusting the recipes to your liking. Even how to add protein to pancakes!

Include Biochem proteins in your daily diet to take your health to #NextLevelLiving!

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