Protein is essential. It is essential not only to our health but it is a key macronutrient that will aid in your weight loss and healthy lifestyle efforts. Protein keeps you full throughout the day, helps to burn a lot of calories while being disgested, and it helps retain muscle mass.
When most of us think of protein, we think of meat sources. Since LIFEstyle is key to this process, we understand and recognize we all do not like to eat meat. Meat can be higher in saturated fats, cholesterol, and can be more expensive. Some of us are adapting to a more vegetarian diet while others have embraced a more vegan lifestyle.
No matter your lifestyle preference, it’s important to consume the right amount of protein.
One of the most common questions we receive from clients is “How do I get in my daily protein without negatively impacting the other diet factors?
Here is a short list of excellent non-meat protein sources:
Beans & Legumes:
Greens (Turnip, Mustard, Collards, etc)
Nuts & Seeds:
Whole Wheat Pasta/Spaghetti
Whole Wheat Bread/Tortilla
Dairy & Eggs:
Non-Fat/Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Cheese (string, cheddar, swiss, ricotta, mozzarella, brie, blue, etc)
Protein Powders (soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate, caseine, rice, pea)
Veggie Burgers & Other Veggie “meatless” sources (watch the sodium)
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-Eric & Maleka Beal
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Eric and Maleka Beal are health coaches and co-founders of BetterChoices, a health & wellness company and social community focused on educating, advocating, and promoting better health and wellness through lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness education.