Fuel Yourself With Protein
In order to build muscle and satiate hunger, it's important to get enough lean protein at every single meal. It may even rev up your metabolism, according to registered dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, MS, RD.
What's your daily protein goal? Aim for 0.8 to 1.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, depending on how active you are. A good rule of thumb is to get 20 to 30 grams of lean protein per meal from sources that are low in saturated fats and processed carbohydrates. "This doesn't necessarily mean eat more meat," Vermont-based registered dietitian nutritionist Maddie Kinzly, MS, LD, explained. Choose plant-based protein sources such as whole grains, lentils, tofu, soy milk, nuts, seeds, and veggies.