Tuesday, December 2, 2014

High-Protein Diet for Weight Loss

Going on a high-protein diet may help you tame your hunger, which could help you lose weight.

You can try it by adding some extra protein to your meals. Give yourself a week, boosting protein gradually.

Remember, calories still count. You'll want to make good choices when you pick your protein.

If you plan to add a lot of protein to your diet, or if you have liver or kidney disease, check with your doctor first.

The Best Protein Sources

Choose protein sources that are nutrient-rich and lower in saturated fat and calories, such as:

  • Lean meats
  • Seafood
  • Beans
  • Soy
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds

It's a good idea to change up your protein foods. For instance, you could have salmon or other fish that's rich in omega-3s, beans or lentils that give you fiber as well as protein, walnuts on your salad, or almonds on your oatmeal.

How much protein are you getting? Here's how many grams of protein are in these foods:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese: 14
  • 3 ounces tofu, firm: 13
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils: 9
  • 2 tablespoons natural-style peanut butter or almond butter: 8
  • 1 ounce cooked lean meat, fish, skinless poultry: 7
  • 1 ounce cheese: 7
  • 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans: 7
  • 1 ounce nuts: 4-7
  • 1 large egg: 6
  • 4 ounces low-fat plain yogurt: 6
  • 4 ounces soy milk: 5
  • 4 ounces low-fat milk: 4

Carbs and Fats

While you're adding protein to your diet, you should also stock up on "smart carbs" such as:


  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and legumes (both also have protein)
  • Low-fat milk and yogurt (both have protein)

 Also try healthy fats such as:


  • Nuts and natural-style nut butters
  • Seeds
  • Olives
  • Extra virgin olive oil and canola oil
  • Fish
  • Avocados

To help manage your appetite, it also helps to split your daily calories into four or five smaller meals or snacks.

High-Protein Diet for Weight Loss


Source: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/high-protein-diet-weight-loss

10 comments:

  1. Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract – Is It The Top Weight Loss Pill?

    You started working out. You started watching out what you eat. You even skipped that mouth-watering delicious dessert after dinner. You managed to have some time for working out with all those hectic schedules. But somehow you feel your efforts aren’t paying off. You are not losing weight and even worse, you always feel hungry.

    Tony Bratt
    2816 Pinchelone Street
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    tony.bratt13@gmail.com
    757-361-9565

    ReplyDelete
  2. My boyfriend and I lost a lot of weight following an excellent program! I think it will not be online for a long time, so watch the video now!

    Find out here: Fast Healthy Weight Loss

    Thanks again

    ReplyDelete
  3. Are you looking for weight loss diet plan?
    A Fat Diminisher is a best formula that loses weight without any side effect.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow amazing, Nice content I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion Thanks to sharing thanks! cambogia side

    ReplyDelete
  5. You can try high-protein diet by adding some extra protein to your daily meals. Also give yourself a week, boosting protein gradually.
    skinny2fit

    ReplyDelete
  6. As per my experience i think wieght loss simple demands punctual morning walk, and staying away from oily and spicy things Weight Loss

    ReplyDelete
  7. Any cosmetic surgeon should have a good insurance policy for malpractice. You will want to get compensated if something were to go wrong while undergoing plastic surgery. Don't use a surgeon who doesn't have proper insurance. It's not only illegal for doctors not to carry malpractice insurance, but doctors who don't may be subject to high premiums because of past problems ReShape Ready- weight loss balloon.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is important because that will keep your interest high and your movements will be more explosive and with gusto. When you exercise, you must feel good about yourself. Nutrisystem meals review

    ReplyDelete
  9. I’ve lost 5 kilos in my first week. I followed the diet with some protein as suggested. It is really like magic! It works. I’m not perfectly following the listed diet plan mostly), but the weight looses even on very little exercise. Give a try on this, this diet plan clearly works.

    ReplyDelete