For day 2 of the Weight Loss Lifestyle Challenge, you are going to learn your very first nutrition tip – getting more protein into your diet! This is really important, as protein helps to fuel your body, give you more energy, and keep you full between meals.
If you have ever read about weight loss or fitness, you have probably come across countless articles recommending more protein. But why protein?
Protein is an essential nutrient everybody needs on a regular basis. You already have protein in your hair, skin, and nails. But when you don’t replenish it through your diet, you start noticing side effects like brittle nails and hair loss.
In addition, more protein also means more energy, being full between meals, and having a properly balanced hormonal system. It’s important!
Foods with Protein
The good news is, it’s super easy to add more protein to your diet. The obvious choice is adding meat, seafood, and poultry. Eggs are also an amazing source of protein.
However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, or prefer more plant-based foods, there are many more options as well. Here are some foods that are good sources of protein:
- Whole grains like quinoa
- Nuts and nut butters
- Nutritional yeast
- Greek yogurt (if you aren’t vegan)
Tip – Use collagen powder in your coffee in the morning as a quick boost of protein without any added sugar or flavor.
Journal Prompt – What are your thoughts on body positivity and body acceptance.