High Protein Sources for Weight Loss
WHY HIGH PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
For healthy weight loss, focus on high-protein foods.
High-protein foods are high-satiety foods — the kinds that help you stay full and satisfied.
High-protein foods provide essential nutrients that you need to stay healthy.
Essential nutrients are the ones your body can’t make on its own, such as essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein), fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. High-protein foods are on average high in all of these nutrients.
By targeting foods that are high in protein, you are likely to end up meeting your essential nutrient needs and feeling full, which may help you lose weight.
WHAT DOES PROTEIN DO FOR YOU?
Protein does so much for the body, including the following:
- Protein reduces the level of ghrelin, the hunger hormone
- Protein helps you retain bone mass
- When you eat protein, you have less cravings
- Your muscle mass and strength increase with protein
- High protein intake boosts metabolism
- Higher protein intake is linked to lower blood pressure
- Protein can help your body repair after injury
THE BEST HEALTHY PROTEIN SOURCES
One large egg has 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and a variety of other nutrients, including vitamin D, riboflavin, and selenium.
Combine that nutrient profile with flavor and versatility, and you’ve got an ideal source of lean protein.
With about 140 calories and 12 grams of protein per serving, yoghurt makes one tasty source of healthy protein, not to mention other good things, such as vitamin A, phosphorus, and calcium.
Yogurt’s protein density and mild flavour make it an ideal base for a variety of health snacks!
Nuts & Seeds
Nutrient-dense nuts and seeds have everything you need to stay full, including protein and good fats.
Nuts and seeds are also incredibly versatile; they can be used in a wide range of sweet and savory protein snacks.
Beans & Legumes
Beans and legumes have been the choice protein of plant-based diets for years. They are mildly flavoured, super low in fat and calories, and filled with protein, folate, and of course, fibre.
In fact, beans and legumes contain a magical combination of protein and fiber that keeps you full and produces some healthy protein snacks.
Healthy, High-protein Whey is s a by-product of cheese making!
Basically, cheese is made, and the left-behind whey is processed further to remove stuff that isn’t protein.
The result is a concentrated protein powerhouse that has plenty of amino acids and integrates easily into nearly any food imaginable.
You can find this Whey Protein in our Slender Blend - our best selling complete meal shake OR our Pure Whey Protein Concentrate!
Both are perfect options for either weight loss or fitness goals, respectively.