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Diet Tip: Eat Protein at Every Meal

So you are trying to change how you eat and looking to lose weight, and one way to keep you on a path of good nutrition and weight loss is to eat protein at every meal.

It is said that protein is more satisfying than carbohydrates or fats, and thus may be the new secret weapon in weight control. Plus, eating enough protein helps preserve muscle mass and encourages fat burning while keeping you feeling full. So be sure to include healthy protein sources, like yogurt, cheese, nuts, beans, or lean meat at meals and snacks.

Do you know how much protein you should be eating daily? This post will help you figure out your needs. Here is a list of protein in foods to help you meet your RDI!

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a3 a3 9 years
I started doing this a few months ago and I feel so much better, plus I've lost weight. I don't eat red meat or poultry so it was *way* too easy to have meals that were mostly carbohydrates, and then I'd be hungry in a few hours.
StaceyMae StaceyMae 9 years
NOT TRUE!!! Yes, protein keeps you full, but so does fiber. Eating just fruit for a snack or meal is super good for your body and digestive system. I don't believe in eating dairy either :)
ash_marisa ash_marisa 9 years
I think everyone needs to see a nutritionist or dietician at some point in their lives...meat is a great way to get protein, but by far not the healthiest long-term.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
this tip helps soooo much! i only eat 2 meals a day: lunch is a pound of meat and dinner has ALMOST a pound of meat with veggies!!! I get way more than the amount I am "suppose to" but I dont believe that 35 grams is ENOUGH for me: yaaaa right!
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
For all of those who want to try a protein rich diet and see its benefits I recommend you give David Kirsch a try. I personnally did the 6 weeks program Sound Mind Sound body and got amazing result. If you like it hardcore try The Ultimate New York diet, which is a very hard but short program (2 weeks). You can buy both books online on his site. His videos are cool too.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i eat tons of fruits but i dont think they contain protein.. i should fix my diet menu
laura1867 laura1867 9 years
Yeah,,,this is true i eat my carbs but never at the same time as protien.
lintacious lintacious 9 years
My boyfriend helps me with this one...
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Thanks for the tip! I always snack on deli meat and cheese but I felt bad because I thought I should be eating celery or something.
mollipop mollipop 9 years
Hey Fit, I once heard that vegetarians need to eat more (vegetable-based) protein than meat-eaters would need to eat in a given day. For example, an if a 120 lb. non-vegetarian would need to eat 43 grams of protein a vegetarian of the same weight would need to eat more than 43 grams of veggie protein. Do you know if this is true?
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