A simple way to determine protein needs:
Is more protein better?
When is it okay to eat low protein?
If you’re on a ketogenic diet, you’ll want to keep your protein intake to 30% or less of your daily food intake in order to stay in ketosis. As I mentioned earlier, if you eat more protein than your body can absorb, the excess energy is treated like carbs in the body which will knock you right out of ketosis and into a serious dose of the carb flu. I should note, there may be other reasons for eating a low protein diet as instructed by your physician that goes beyond the scope of our discussion.
What are good sources of protein?
Healthy Plant-based Protein Options
- Eggs & egg whites *free range & organic
- Greek yogurt
- Tofu *organic only
- Edamame *organic only
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and ADHD Coach. As the founder of The Fit Habit, she shares ADHD-friendly self-care, food & fitness inspiration, along with practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.