Benefits Of A High Protein Diet
Women need at least 50 g of protein per day, men need 60 g per day for a well balanced diet.
Typically, when you have a high protein diet, you also have a low carb, low sugar diet. This means restricting foods like cereals, grains, fruits, and some vegetables.
High protein diets work from the start when you cut carbohydrates, because you are losing water. Then, with no extra carbs, the body begins burning more fat for fuel. This leads to Ketosis, the basis of the Keto diet and the fact that losing weight may become easier since you might feel less hungry.
In order to lose weight on a high protein diet you need to stick to lean meats and low fat dairy for your proteins. Its important to stick to a program that includes vegetables and that you get the proper amount of fiber and other important nutrients.
Avoid large helpings of fatty meats and for red meat, top steak cuts and lean cuts are best!
Choosing your poultry can be tough
try to stick to white meat as it has far less fat than dark meat. Also, removing the skin is helpful.
Don’t overlook pork!
Pork is packed with protein, and usually its pretty low in fat, obviously you can’t overload your diet with bacon, but a good tenderloin, top loin, rib chops, sirloin steak, or shoulder blade steaks.
Fish is great
Fish is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, even those high in fat are very good for you. Most people don’t get enough Omega-3s
Eggs; for the low cost win!
Some people are hesitant about consuming a lot of eggs because of the high levels of cholesterol, but experts say the cholesterol you eat does not raise the levels in your blood. You are much more likely to see a spike in cholesterol from consuming saturated fats and trans fats.
Try adding Soy!
Eating 25 grams of soy protein daily can actually lower your cholesterol.
Beans for fiber and added protein
Try subbing out rice or pasta for beans. About a cup and a half of beans has about as much protein as 3 ounces of broiled steak, and the fiber will help keep you full longer and also helps to lower the bad cholesterol.
Milk cheese and yogurt give you protein and calcium for strong bones and a healthy heart.
Whole Grains instead of Whole Wheat
Most high protein diets limit grains, so its important to make the grains you do eat count. You can get the fiber and nutrients you need from choosing whole grains, be careful and make sure they are not high in sugar or fat.
Fruit in the Long Run
Most high protein diets suggest cutting out fruit. But in the long term, fruits are good for your health, so once you reach your goal weight, see about using a plan that puts some of those delicious fruits back into your diet.