High Protein Low Calorie Foods
I lost 12 dress sizes with high protein low calorie foods and protein supplements combined with weight training. After discovering that Proteins are the super-nutrients that are the building blocks of human body, and that I could reshape my muscles to be tighter and burn more calories, I transformed my body. Now that the benefits of a high protein diet are becoming known there are so many different choices of foods to choose from.
Researches show that adult females benefit from 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, per day. Therefore, a woman who weighs 160 lbs, for example, should try to consume 160 grams of protein per day. I know that is a challenge with food alone, that’s why protein supplements are so effective.
Studies have also shown protein helps boost the metabolism and since it takes longer for the body to digest it, protein leaves you feeling fuller longer. I have experienced that fact personally. Eating high protein low calorie foods is something I try to do every day. Everything from eggs and turkey bacon in the morning, mid-morning protein shake made of Tiara Protein powder, lunch of a turkey sandwich and fruit, afternoon snack of protein bar and a grapefruit, to dinner of chicken and brown rice.
Here are the High Protein Low Calorie foods I eat regularly and recommend:
Fish -all kinds, I eat a lot of salmon, tuna, talapia and mahi mahi. I love sushi like spicy tuna rolls. 3 oz. of tuna contains approx. 99 calories and 22 grams of protein. Shellfish has more cholesterol and I don’t eat much of it.
Chicken – Broiled or bakes is my preference, served with brown rice and vegies
Lean Beef – A lean cut of beef with grilled asparagus is a favorite
Greek Yogurt – packed with protein, I frequently have Strawberry Fage brand for Dessert
Whole grain, high protein cereal – Loaded with fiber, low on calories, for the morning or as a snack
Vegetables – Broccoli, spinach and baked beans
Although Soy is high in plant protein, I stay away from it because as a “plant derived protein” our bodies don’t absorb as much of it as “animal derived protein” which has a molecular structure more similar to our own protein. Our bodies absorb animal protein easier. Soy can leave you feeling gassy and bloated.
High protein low calorie foods are the gateway to a healthy and robust life and can assist in building lean muscle and losing body fat.
Although they might not have the highest protein levels, there are many other low calorie foods that instigate weight loss such as:
Green Tea: Researchers infer that the catechins in green tea trigger weight loss. It stimulates the body to burn calories and thereby decrease the body fat.
Soups: Eating low-calorie low-sodium soups (tomato-based or broths) reduces hunger and increases the feeling of satisfaction and fullness.
Salads: Salad with eggs or meat is a high protein low calorie foodthat can be taken as the first course of meal or as an entree. Salads will help you to feel fuller and satisfied. It reduces the calories intake during the meal. However, salads topped with cheese or high-fat dressings are not helpful. I always order my dressing “on the side” and dip my fork in the dressing before spearing the lettuce and veggies.