How to eat the right protein: Mike’s nutrition
Mike McCarthy and his staff at the Chicago Bears are famous for making sure their players eat the same number of calories as they eat, which is typically between 200 and 300 a day.
That’s a lot of protein, and it’s not the only thing McCarthy does to ensure players are getting the most bang for their buck.
McCarthy, a former NFL nutritionist and the coach of the New York Giants, recently told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that it’s important to get the maximum amount of protein from all the food in the diet.
That includes meats, dairy, eggs, legumes, fish, poultry and vegetables.
“We’ve got to be as active as we can with the whole diet,” McCarthy said.
“If you’re going to eat this amount of calories, and then you’re not doing it because you’re eating this, you’re really not eating enough.”
You can get more protein in the form of fruits and vegetables, but you should aim for the leanest cuts of meat, said McCarthy, who also works as an associate producer at CBS Sports’ “Outside The Lines.”
“If we’re going for the fat, we’re not going for a lot, we don’t want to put fat on it, and we don.
And then we don of course, when you eat this kind of meat.
So it’s all about how to get it as lean as possible,” McCarthy told “Outside of the Lines.”
McCarthy’s philosophy is that most people should be eating between 200-300 calories a day, and that is a great amount of food for most people.
But he added that if you’re looking to eat more protein, then you should also be eating vegetables.
You should be adding at least one serving of whole-grain bread a day to your diet, and one serving or two of beans and/or rice to your breakfast, according to McCarthy.
“That’s a really good thing to do, especially for kids,” he said.
He also suggested that you limit the amount of meat you eat, since it may lead to increased cholesterol and other bad things.
“When we’re talking about a high-protein diet, it’s a very high-carb diet,” he explained.
“And if you have high blood cholesterol, you have to restrict it and limit that as much as possible.”
But, he said, you shouldn’t be limited to eating meat alone.
“I don’t think it’s good to just say, ‘Just eat a hamburger.’
You can have a burger, and a burger is a lot healthier than meat, but if you eat a burger a lot and you’re trying to eat a lot,” he added.
“It’s better to eat all the vegetables and whole grains that you can.”
He added that a balanced diet of whole grains, fruits and veggies and legumes are important for health, but the key is to not restrict the diet too much.
“The good thing about whole grains is they contain fiber,” he noted.
“So if you can eat a whole wheat bread and you add some whole grain fiber, it can be really good.”
McCarthy also recommended sticking with whole grains for your entire life, and sticking with fruits and/of course, beans and rice for breakfast.
“You need to stick with them all day,” he suggested.
“A lot of people, if they have some problems, they go off the whole grain and it makes them sick.
It’s good for the body to have that balance.
But you shouldn`t be eating so many different things because of it.”
The Bears are using a “malt-based” diet as their nutrition, which also includes vegetables, beans, rice and fruit.
But they also use chicken as their primary protein source, and they also have some lean meats like beef, pork and lamb.
“All of those are good,” McCarthy noted.
He added, “But you should eat a few of them, so that you get a good balance.
And when you go for a high protein diet, you want to go for that balance as well.”
For those who need more protein sources, McCarthy said he also recommends adding some protein from chicken or beef, which he says is “probably the most healthy protein for people.”
“There are some other things we could add that may be not as healthy,” McCarthy added.
For instance, he recommends adding more nuts and seeds to your protein intake.
“But it’s also important to add those [whole grains] to your meal as well, as well,” he pointed out.
“There’s a reason why people are going to be so much more lean and have less of these other things in their diet, so it’s just not good to have a lot.”
You’ll need to experiment with protein sources to see how much protein you need, but for those who are trying to maintain muscle mass, the Bears are sticking to a high carbohydrate, low fat, low protein diet.
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