Protein is Non-Negotiable

Protein is Non-Negotiable

Protein is non-negotiable. It is one of the most important things to focus on in recovery. There’s a connection between the brain and body when it comes to mental health. What you eat matters.

Protein keeps your blood sugar level and your brain thinking clearly. For someone who is a recovering addict or a craver for sugar, sweets, food, or caffeine, a fed brain with a healthy blood sugar level can be one of the key elements to keeping them in recovery and or from craving what they don’t want.

  • Protein feeds every cell in your body.

  • Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein.

  • Amino Acids feed your Neurotransmitters (your happy, calm, feel-good chemicals in your brain).

  • Protein helps keep your blood sugar balanced. Which keeps your cognitive thought processes working which is your judgment, a tool to help a person stay sober.

  • Protein examples are: meat, skim or low-fat milk or yogurt, cheese, eggs, and beans. lentils, quinoa, etc.

  • Three to Four Servings per day can help keep addiction at bay.

  • Powdered Protein can be easily added to a smoothie.

  • Unflavored Powdered Protein can be added to soups, salad dressing, etc.

  • If you’re in a hurry, grab a protein bar. My favorites are Balance Bars and G2G Protein Bars. My husband’s favorites are Cliff Bars.

  • Another one of the easiest forms is to drink it. Premier Protein Shakes may or may not be the best form of protein, however, they don’t have to be refrigerated. You can carry them in your bag or vehicle to have them when there are no other options. Easy for teens to grab and drink on their way to school, when they’re in too big of a hurry. Or, “they’re just not morning eaters.”