Whether you’re interested in losing weight, gaining muscle or maintaining your current weight, protein should be top-of-mind. Protein, a macronutrient along with fat and carbs, is made of amino acids which are broken down into three categories: essential, conditionally essential and non-essential. The body can’t produce essential amino acids on its own, so they must be found in our diet from a combination of plant-based or animal sources.
Essential protein helps build and repair tissues (like those muscles you’re strengthening) as well as produce enzymes and hormones. Upon downloading the 8fit app and selecting your primary goal, you can rest assured knowing that each recipe you cook has adequate amounts of protein. For those with a muscle gain goal, you’ll see high-protein recipes that fill you up and give your body the nutrients it needs to repair and build those strong muscles. For even more high-protein meals, check out our recipe articles below.