Protein = Weight Loss!

Protein is a calorie sizzler, an immunity booster and the holy grail of a healthy, strong body.

You cannot be afraid to consume protein. It is the building block of muscle! The key is knowing how much your body needs to get the results you want. On an average, a person needs 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. If you are exercising often and not seeing results, chances are you are not getting enough protein in your diet.

The best foods that are high in protein include:

  1. Beans
  2. Nuts (Be careful, they are also high in fat – limit your consumption)
  3. Fish
  4. Lean Pork (if you eat it. But, be careful because it is high in sodium (which also could lead to high blood pressure and water retention) I guess it’s obvious that I don’t eat it 🙂
  5. Lean Turkey
  6. Lean Chicken
  7. Lean Beef
The best supplements for protein are:
  1. Whey protein isolate (purest form of protein)
  2. BCAA (has many proteins that aid in retaining muscle)
  3. Glutamine (great for recovery and can also be found in Whey protein isolate and BCAA)

Read more >> http://m.self.com/fooddiet/2012/06/protein-and-weight-loss

4 thoughts on “Protein = Weight Loss!

    1. There is protein in beans. Be careful about eating canned foods. They have been processed and packed with sodium and preservatives that are NO GOOD for you. Fresh is best and frozen is second best.

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  1. You left Eggs off your list of proteins. Other than that, good list. As far as protein powders, I prefer more of a blend instead of just whey. The blend Im referring to is egg/whey/casein.

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    1. Thanks! I can’t believe I did that. I eat boiled eggs almost everyday. They do contain a high amount of protein! Casein is a great protein. I use it as well, but not as often. It is great for a bedtime meal.

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