Melissa McAllister: Protein Has Become a Buzzword [EP 17]

Show Notes:

Description: In this episode, Melissa is talking about protein. Lately, protein is being discussed like never before, and often in the sense that we should prioritize our protein. It can be confusing to hear the mixed messaging as it changes over the years. Melissa shares what protein does for the body, how the M.A.D.E. diet works in terms of protein, and provides insight as to how much we should really be prioritizing protein.

In this episode you’ll learn:

01:05
Prioritizing Protein
05:30 What Do Proteins Do for the Body?
09:45 Daily Diet Examples
18:17 Can You Have Too Much Protein?
22:55 Concluding Thoughts

Prioritizing Protein

Protein is one of the three macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein). But protein has really taken center stage lately when people are talking about diets. It is now often said that people should prioritize protein and fiber. Melissa explains protein in relation to fiber, as well as how protein is broken down in our bodies in terms of peptides and amino acids. 

What Do Proteins Do for the Body?

Proteins help with muscle repair and growth, but they also help maintain healthy nails, skin, bones and internal organs. They help with the creation of hormones and enzymes. When it comes to deciding how much protein you should get, Melissa encourages you to find what works best for you and your goals. Melissa talks about the M.A.D.E. diet in terms of protein.

Daily Diet Examples

Melissa gives some examples of the ratio of protein she includes in her daily diet, The M.A.D.E. diet. Her example is based on her weight and calorie intake. In nutrition, it is said that people should consume about a gram of protein per pound you weigh, or about 35% of your calories daily. For Melissa this is about 140 grams of protein.

Can You Have Too Much Protein in One Sitting?

Around 30 grams of protein is where muscle protein synthesis tops. You can have more than that and it wont waste it, it just won’t help as much with that muscle growth and repair beyond that point. Melissa references Dr. Longo’s work in terms of protein and longevity.

Concluding Thoughts

Melissa wants you to know that protein, both plant based and animal based, is very important. She encourages people to do their research and avoid any diet that is too extreme.

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