A Low Fat, Low Carb Diet
Doesn’t Mean You Have To Look For New Sources of Protein
Protein is an important part of
any diet, and now you can find a variety of food in the grocery store boasting
added protein as a selling point. Food manufacturers have added protein to some
products that don’t naturally have a lot, like bread, pudding, and even chips!
While these products may not necessarily be bad, you should try to stick to
natural protein sources for your daily intake. If you are trying to stick to a low-fat, high-protein
diet, there are plenty of high-protein foods to choose from. Here are some
good sources of lean protein that will fill you up without compromising your
Meat is the most well-known
source of naturally-occurring protein. You can find extra-lean ground beef,
ground turkey, and lean pork loin in any grocery store. Chicken breast is the
leanest part of the chicken, and is an excellent source of protein. Sometimes
people will make the mistake of avoiding red meat while on a low-fat, high-protein
diet, but it contains some important vitamins and minerals that your body
needs, such as B12 and iron. It’s recommended that you eat at least one serving
of red meat per week. Just stick to extra-lean red meat.
A surprising source of protein,
edamame can be found in your grocery store’s freezer section. Edamame also
became a bit of a food trend, and because of this, you will find many delicious
ways to eat it with quick online search. One serving of edamame contains 11
grams of protein, so it will make a good snack or side dish. If you like it
raw, you can bring it to the gym and eat it after a workout.
Eggs have been the subject of
numerous scientific studies that usually focus on cholesterol. Scientists have
changed their minds so many times about eggs that most people have stopped
listening! The good news is, eggs are a great source of lean protein. If you
are following a low-fat, high-protein diet, you can always eat one full egg and
one egg white instead of 2 full eggs.
Low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt
is an excellent source of lean protein, especially if you enjoy the plain kind.
This yogurt comes in many flavours, but they all have added sugars. Try buying
the plain Greek yogurt (it’s usually cheaper) and adding your own fruit to it
for flavour. If you absolutely need a sweetened yogurt, at least try to find
the one with the least amount of added sugar. A serving of Greek yogurt can
pack up to 25 grams of protein, which makes it a great breakfast or snack food.