Healthy Protein Options to Help with Weight Loss
I’m eating clean and working out hard 5-6 times a week, but I’m not seeing results. Can you help me Kathryn?
This is a question I receive yesterday from one of my Facebook followers. I know how frustrating it can be to lose the weight. And this lady is doing what she has been told. Eat healthy and exercise. It’s not her fault that she isn’t seeing the scale change or feeling changes in her body.
I answer this question in the video below.
Weight Loss is a Mystery!
Weight loss can seem like a mystery sometimes. When I took a look at this particular lady’s food log for 5 days I noticed that her food portions where not in balance. The biggest thing that stuck out me what that she wasn’t getting enough protein in her body every day.
Why You Need Protein
Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue. You need it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Sources of Protein
When we think of protein, we typically think of chicken, beef, and fish. And many of us get tired of eating that much of these protein sources or prefer something else. Below is a list of some other alternative sources of protein, along with the amount of protein it has.
Soybeans, 18 grams/cup
Chia Seeds, 4.7 grams/ounce
Avocado, 4.5 grams/cup
Cottage Cheese, 25 grams/cup
Artichoke, 4.2 grams each
Seaweed, 2 – 6 grams/100 grams
Pumpin Seeds, 12 grams/cup
Peas, 8 grams/cup
Soy Cake, 34 grams/cup
Buckwheat Soba Noodles, 6 grams/cup
Quinoa, 8 grams/cup
Sun Dried Tomatoes, 8 grams/cup
How Much Protein Do I Need
That really depends on your goals and your current weight. But anywhere from 4 – 6 servings a day. Roughly one serving is 3/4 of cup. However, this too can depend on what protein you are eating.
Need Help or Have Questions?
If you need some help with your weight loss or nutrition, feel free to contact me with this link: http://kathrynwong.com/contact/
And be sure to follow me on Facebook where I offer a lot of free tips, exercise, recipes, and motivation. And I even do some Live Facebook Videos where you can ask me questions.