In this article we’ll discuss 5 lean protein sources that you can start adding to your meal plan. One of the major issues most people have with weight loss is being protein deficient. If you’ve been keeping up with the magazine you’ll know that having enough protein in your diet is crucial in weight loss.
So let’s get straight to it. Here are the 5 lean protein sources.
2 oz = 12 grams protein
Almonds are a great protein rich snack and can actually help you lose weight. How does it help you lose weight? Almonds are filled with with an amino acid L-arginine which helps burn fat when exercising.
2 whole artichokes = 8.4 grams of protein
Artichokes are awesome since it’s packed with not only a lot of protein, but fiber as well. You’ll receive about 10 grams of fiber per whole artichoke. If you didn’t already know, the national fiber recommendation are 30 to 38 grams a day for men and 25 grams a day for women.
2 Cups = 16 grams of protein
With 2 cups of peas you can score 16 grams of protein and a huge dose of vitamin C. Peas help build lean muscle and also your immune system!
Grass- Fed Beef
4 oz = 26 grams of protein
If you’re a steak lover, you’ll love this option. Going with a grass-fed 4 oz cut of steak will yield less calories per serving compared to a regular cut of steak. What does this mean? You can eat more steak without the added extra calories. Yeah it’ll cost a bit more, but the option to switch up a boring meal plan is well worth it.
8 oz = 48 grams of protein
Pork gets a bad rep. Mainly due to the fact that certain cuts are extremely fatty. However, knowing which part of the pork to eat will make a huge difference. With that said, go with the pork tenderloin. Fun fact, research has found that a 3 ounce serving of pork tenderloin has less fat than a skinless chicken breast. Sounds crazy but it’s true! Moreover, the amino acid characteristics in pork protein has been shown to enhance fat burn.
So there you have it, 5 lean protein sources that you can start using to spice up your meal plan. As always, if you’ve found this article helpful be sure to share it with friends and family! It will definitely help the magazine out.
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