Having a high-protein diet can help curb your hunger, which helps you lose weight. At the beginning, you can try to add more protein to your regular meals, like trying to increase protein consumption for a week in a gradual manner. But always keep in mind that the amount of calories remains valuable and you have to make good decisions by choosing the right protein. If you want to add a large amount of protein to your diet or if you suffer from liver or kidney diseases, you must consult your doctor first.
Best protein sources:
You can choose protein sources that are rich in nutrients and low in saturated fats and calories, such as:
It is really useful to diversify foods that contain protein, for example, you can eat salmon or any other type of fish that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, or legumes or lentils that provide your body with fiber as well as protein, also, nuts can be added to salads and almonds to Oats.
Below we are going to show you the protein content of some foods:
When adding protein to your diet, you should also focus on “smart” carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, milk and low-fat milk (the last three ingredients also contain protein). You can also try good fats such as nuts, natural nut butter, seeds, olives, olive oil, canola oil, fish and avocados.
You can control your appetite by dividing your daily calories into four or five small meals.