Alright FitLifers, Drew Canole, I’m here with my good friend and doctor, Ching Chen. She’s here from New York she flew all the way in to be with you, to be here, taking a stand for this really powerful movement that you’re creating in your life. She’s a doctor of Western Medicine but she also looks at the human body as a whole so a lot of the people that she works with FitLifers, instead of writing prescriptions to them as what a doctor do, she actually looks more integrative at the holistic map of the body so that the tutorials that you watch.
With her in them are going to be from her own personal experience from working with hundreds of individuals up in New York and throughout the world, that have literally transformed their life by using her methods and tools. So now you’re here to talk about six warning signs, yeah we’re going to talk about the six warning signs of protein deficiency and of course if you busted up your knee like I did you’re going to need a lot of protein to rebuild that muscles back up. So I know people are thinking right now, they’re like.
‘whoa how much protein should I have during the day’ You told me a real quick calculation that seems to work for you and your client’s right Yeah, so in general what you want to do is take your weight divide it by two because we’re approximately converting it to kilograms okay So, if you’re a hundred pounds divided by two you would be about 50 kgs. Okay And so you take that and divide it into your three meals alright And your two snacks because you want to have even amount of energy throughout the day. So if you are 50 kg what you would.
6 Warning Signs of Protein Deficiency
Do, you would have about that’s someone that’s very light, you know really tiny Asian chicks like half my size by the way. So anyway, you would divide that through five meals about ten grams of protein per meal. Cool. It’s super easy right Simple. Cool. So what are the six warning signs of being protein deficient Well one of the most common ones you can actually see on everybody’s face and it’s having puffy cheeks like you know that of a really cute kid, like this Yes chipmunk, chipmunk’s face, right You’re like really pinchable stuff.
And what everybody really likes. Well actually that pinchable stuff is actually a proteincarbohydrate imbalance. You know that thing that you can see in the face most commonly is you have swollen eyes and so like if you look at the parents and they have eyelids right And you have an indent but you don’t see it in the kid, well that’s part of it as well. But the swelling goes elsewhere in the body, you know, you can have swollen hands like you have this little round puff here, and you think like oh that’s cool, and cute but that’s actually.
Swelling from protein deficiency, you can also see it in the wrist. So then also you mentioned thinning hair as well, one of the signs right Absolutely. So a lot of people wonder like and you’ll see it very very common even in kids because you know when they first were born, they didn’t have a full headed hair and it’s kind of thinning up here already and so that thinning actually has a lot to do with protein deficiency but it also has a good part to do with genetics and you’ve got, because if your parents have this already,.
You look at the father and mother and they already have thinning part, it also gets passed down to children as well. Alright, so if ever you wake up in the morning and you have brain fog, and you feel little lethargic it’s not because you’re not you know getting enough caffeine or anything like it, it’s actually because you could be protein deficient right Yes absolutely, so you know, because you don’t have enough protein and nutrients that actually feed your brain, that’s causing like this, really like blahlike feeling and so you won’t.
Be excited about life you know, and most people for instance take antidepressive but actually what they really need to do is look into their diet and look into the amount of protein that they eat, good protein that it. Cool. People who have protein deficiency will also experience very dry, flaky skin along with skin discoloration you know, you’ll be spotty all the time and it’s not so good looking but also because when you’re protein deficient you’ll look, open up your skin to have other opportunist to take infections as well, like fungus, Candida,.
That’s not good. Yeah, that’s not good. Alright so those are the six warning signs that you could be protein deficient, now what remedy, what can they do about it Well I always recommend looking people into their diet, so I have people do a food diary, and see what they eat you know catalogue what they eat and now because of the advent of IPhones, Smart Phones, it makes it that much easier, and one of my favorite app that you can use to do this is the MyFitness Pal and also Lose It. What I tell people to do is look at when you log.
In it will give you an opportunity to look at the amount of protein intake you have the carbohydrates and the fat content as well as the nutritional content as well. If you are protein deficient and you know like the people with fat bellies especially they’re trying to lose weight and get rid of some water weight in face and stuff like that you want to have it your protein content at 40 okay So you should want a 40 and 3030, super simple right 3030 is 30 for the carbohydrates and that includes sugar by the.
Way and 30 for the fat, and you want it to be more plant based than meat based. Yeah, we’re going to talk about that in our next tutorial, we’re going to talk about what protein sources are best for you that you can breakdown and absorb the most, because it’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb, so we’re going to talk about that in our next tutorial right Absolutely, so stay tuned. Wow, thank you so much for all that amazing information and coming all the way from New York just for you guys, FitLifers, give her a big thumbs.