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High Protein Food Plate

A “High Protein Food Diet” can be a good ally in your battle with weight.  In this diet protein-rich foods replace any source of carbohydrates and lipids, melt fat deposits and promotes muscle growth. Specifically, if you focus on eating only high protein foods, you can lose weight significantly, even without spending hours in the gym. Let’s see how!

A high protein intake helps your muscles to be strong and keeps your skin, nails and hair in shape. To follow a high protein diet that can induce weight loss, experts advise you to consume at least 120 grams of protein each day.

High Protein Diet Advantages

There are some voices in the medical world, criticizing diets based on massive ingestion of protein. In reality these diets have not proven harmful to human health but not for those with kidney dysfunction. Otherwise, proteins are vital for all bodily functions, to increase immunity and for an effective control of appetite limiting the calorie intake.

To better manage your hunger, eat several small meals per day (eventually 4 or 5) based on a high protein content. Besides weight loss, protein helps you to:

a) Keep your muscles in top form
b) Have more defined muscles
c) Have a glowing skin
d) Easily burn fat

High Protein Foods Are Beneficial for Your Silhouette

If you do not know, which are the best sources of proteins that are beneficial for your silhouette maybe your doctor or nutritionist can help you. However, these high protein foods have classified in 3 categories:

a) Category A: fish, seafood and poultry;
   – provides you the full benefits of a high protein diet because they  are low calorie and contain no carbohydrates or fat;
b) Category B: vegetables, fruits and dairy;
   – contains foods that add an additional intake of calcium (dairy) and fiber needed to accelerate your digestion and metabolism;
c) Category C: grains and nuts.
   – contains foods rich in proteins, fiber and essential Omega-3 Fats- an ideal combination for an enviable figure.

Category A:

– seafood and fish: salmon, halibut, herring, sardines, tuna, anchovies, lobster, crab, shrimp
– poultry: skinless poultry, chicken breast, skinless turkey

Category B:

– dairy: milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, red or black beans, lentils, soybeans, peas, fresh tofu
– vegetables and fruits

Category C:

– cereals: oatmeal, oats, whole wheat, whole grain pasta, rye bread
– nuts: Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, peanut butter, walnuts

Protein Supplements

If you want to take a dietary protein supplement, make sure you’re limited to the foods that  provides you only  lean protein. For example, grilled pork neck has a high protein intake, but also many bad fats that will deposit on your tummy and hips.