Before you read this, I wanted to preface this list by making a point in emphasizing how important protein is to your diet.

Studies have shown that increasing your protein intake to 25–% of daily calories can cut cravings by 60%, reduce your desire for late-night snacking by half and cause weight loss of almost one pound (0.45 kg) per week.

Knowing this, you will see a pattern of high-protein foods listed below. Enjoy!

1) Eggs

You might have heard that eggs are high in cholesterol which is true, but when eaten in moderation it is extremely good for weight-loss in particular. They are known to be high in protein and fat, making you have less of an appetite later on in the day.

Fun Fact: One study in 30 overweight women showed that eating eggs for breakfast, instead of bagels, increased feelings of fullness (satiety) and made participants eat less for the next 36 hours

One caveat is you MUST eat the yolks in order to get all the nutrients. I know it can be pretty gross for some of us, but you have to push through it, come on!

2) Salmon

Salmon can keep your hunger satisfied for many hours due to its high protein and significant amount of iodine. Iodine is essentially important for keeping your metabolism running optimally, which is important for weight management.

3) Chicken Breast

Some of you might be surprised to see chicken on this list, because of the unfair stigma behind meat. No worries you can still have your chicken, in fact I encourage you to eat chicken (sorry vegetarians). Chicken has a high amount of protein making the cravings for other food decrease.

This does not mean to have processed chicken at KFC or Burger Kings because those companies purposefully make their food un-filling in order to have customers return for more.

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