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The Foods to Choose

Once you've determined the amount of protein you need per day, it's time to look at the best foods to incorporate into your diet. When it comes to weight loss, meat eaters should always opt for lean protein sources, since they're significantly lower in fat. The leanest poultry pick is white meat with no skin, and if you're concerned that red meat is off limits, you'll be glad to know that there plenty of other lean red meat options that support weight loss.

If you're new to a vegan or vegetarian diet, it's important to be fastidious about hitting your recommended protein every day. Read up on the best vegetarian protein sources and the best vegan options to make sure you're getting enough of these foods in your diet.

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