Cinderella & the protein myth

So me and my daughter were there singing along to ‘the bare necessities’ during bath time the other day….until

It skipped to: ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’. And it got me thinking how Cinderella doesn’t really make sense.

For one, if the glass shoe was such a good fit, then why would it fall off in the first place?

Not even my 2 year old could answer that one…

But it reminded me about the protein myth that we just ‘accept’ and never really question.

‘Don’t eat too much protein’

‘Protein gives you [insert scary disease here]’

Normally, all courtesy of the Daily Mail. 

^^ A newspaper clearly designed to make you think that things will either a) kill you or b) Make you live forever

So I just wanted to share with you a recent study they did in 50 year olds (with Type 2 diabetes)

Because they found that despite having the same number of calories per day…

Those who had highER protein in their diet lost nearly 10lbs more over 12 weeks.

And you know who lost the most amount of weight?

Those who used…whey protein!

Crazy, right?

And I guess what I’m saying is this:

Never just take someone’s word for it when it comes to losing fat, your health, and toning up.

Question everything and everyone.

Even me.

It’s good to be skeptical. In fact, most of the ladies who come to me are skeptical.

Nearly as skeptical as I am about that ‘perfectly fitting’ Cinderella glass shoe that somehow stayed intact.

I must admit,

When I first started seeing ‘with added protein’ on every other label in the supermarket 

I was kind of annoyed by the fact it was just another marketing buzzword…

To go with ‘gluten free’, ‘vegan’ etc.

But the thing is,

As much as a lot of these ‘with added protein’ products do just add cheap protein to products…

The more I think about it

(And after working with thousands of ladies now..)

The more I realise that change is HARD..

And given this?

What if you could get a benefit from making the smallest possible change?

A change that is SO small 

That you don’t really notice it?

Well, that could be the case if you just increased your protein content by eating the same foods but with ‘added protein’…

With the research showing it:

  • Can keep you more full up (so it might stop you snacking)
  • Can help your skin, hair, nails so you feel better (and when you feel better you tend to have more energy and motivation to do the things you want to do..)
  • Improve bone density 
  • Can you help you better control your blood sugar levels
  • Can help you lose more fat by controlling your food intake and – as a result – potentially DECREASE INFLAMMATION, CHOLESTEROL and BLOOD PRESSURE…
  • Healthy ageing benefits
  • Bone density 

So, what am I saying here?

Well, nutrition has a lot of emotion attached to it…

So my question to you is this:

Do you have a belief (maybe from someone else or something you heard)

Which might stop you from making a positive change (even if it is so small)?

Maybe you heard protein or some ‘food’ is bad for you?

Maybe you believe that certain foods will make you fat?

That you can’t start because you are too unfit?

Maybe you believed something for so long that you think you can’t change it?

Whatever it is..

To succeed

You have to forge new beliefs that allow you to do the things you want to do…

Often by linking enough pain to the beliefs you currently have the keep holding you back…

And my point in all of this

Is that despite what you believe ..

The ONLY way to get the results you want

Is through ACTION…

Matt ‘Do’ Fruci

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