Protein does your body a lot of good. It builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal, making weight loss easier. Adding in protein to each meal and snack helps make it possible to eat fewer calories while still staying satisfied and full.
Protein does your body a lot of good. It builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal, making weight loss easier. When trying to lose weight, adding in protein to each meal and snack helps make eating fewer calories possible.
Kiss late night snacking goodbye with this week's deliciously-satisfying high-protein dinner plan. Protein digests slowly, which helps you to feel fuller for longer after a meal. The recipes in this plan include healthy protein sources, such as chicken, lean beef, seafood, tofu, beans and lentils, and deliver at least 16 grams of protein per serving.
Juicy pork chops, fresh fish, and hearty quinoa are just some of the delicious, protein-packed foods in this week's meal plan. Protein does a lot of good in the body—it builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape, and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends women get 46 grams of protein daily (that’s equal to about 6 ounces of chicken), while men need 56 grams.
Most Americans get 10 to 15 grams of protein at breakfast, but 30 grams may be the magic number to keep your appetite in check throughout the day and prevent weight gain. New research presented at the Obesity Society’s annual meeting found that women who ate a protein-packed breakfast (30 grams from eggs and sausage) felt more satisfied and ate about 100 calories less at lunch compared to those who ate a low-protein pancake breakfast. A high-protein morning meal also quelled evening snacking (by about 135 calories) in a small study of teenagers.
Picking healthy snacks at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods, many touted as beneficial or nutritional, to choose from. We put two popular high-protein snacks—cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt—head-to-head in terms of nutrition to find out. Which is healthier: this or that?
Not a problem, say doctors. “Protein is not a major concern for a vegetarian who’s eating a wide diversity of food, particularly one who’s using milk and eggs,” says Winston Craig, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Andrews University in Michigan.