BCAA’s – Branch Chain Amino Acids If you read yesterday’s post on Essential Amino Acids you will see that from those 9 EAA’s 3 of those are BCAA’s. What does that even mean? – Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine (the 3 BCAA’s) support the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) process. And supress muscle protein breakdown (MPB) Other benefitsContinue reading “BCAA’s”

Know Your EAA’s

I don’t want to lose you here but its important to understand  what amino acids are.  Why?  So you know what types of protein to be eating for you goal.  Especially if you vegetarian, plant based or vegan. We have complete and incomplete proteins.  I go on to explain what this means Amino acids areContinue reading “Know Your EAA’s”

Protein Value ideas

It is much easier to hit your protein goal if you eat animal products. 3 meals at 25g of protein and 2 10g of protein snacks and you wont be far off. You will notice that it is much harder as a plant based eater as you would need to eat a high volume ofContinue reading “Protein Value ideas”

Myth Busting

There are so many nutritional myths out there they could all have their own article but instead I thought I would take a small handful of the ones I come across a lot. Does high insulin level prevent weight loss? NO!! The myth is that if you eat a high carbohydrate diet (even if youContinue reading “Myth Busting”

Things You Need to Know About Protein

Nearly every single client I see in the clinic is not eating enough Protein, both male and female. Unless you are really into muscle gains most people don’t even know why we need it and what it does for us.  I have to try and change this as I think most Nutritionists would say it’sContinue reading “Things You Need to Know About Protein”