Get enough protein
Eat the number of servings recommended in Canada’s Food Guide for your age, especially in the two protein-rich food groups— Milk & Alternatives and Meat & Alternatives to keep your protein on track.
Eat a balanced diet
Most Canadians eat more than their recommended number of servings from the Meat & Alternatives group and not enough from Milk & Alternatives. They may be eating enough protein, but are not balancing it between the two protein-rich food groups. Substitute—not simply add—servings from Milk & Alternatives for your Meat & Alternative servings to keep it balanced.
Distribute your protein throughout the day
Getting protein-rich foods at each meal can:
- help you feel full longer
- prevent craving foods of little nutritional value
- keep blood sugar steady throughout the day
- help with chronic disease prevention and management, and overall health
- slow muscle loss associated with aging
- preserve lean muscle mass during weight loss
However, many people skip breakfast and don’t eat anything until lunch. Include protein-rich foods every 4-6 hours to keep your protein on time.
Are you ready to check if your protein intake is on time and on track?
Download a copy of FoodTrack: Check on Protein.