I realize this is not the first time you’ll read that protein can help you lose weight. Amongst the high protein-low carbohydrate nutrition mania are hundreds of “experts” designing programs with very little to no carbs. I hear a new one each week and I always cringe when someone tells me the details; there’s the no grains diet, the only protein and fat diet, the 500 calories with pregnancy shot diet (sounds like a violent collision of being hangry and menopausal), the low calorie-no carb-no exercise diet, and the count your points diet.
What I do have clarity on is that each meal and snack should contain a combination of a high fiber carb, a lean protein, and a healthy fat and that these foods should come from a clean source (a.k.a. whole foods, organic, range free, hormone free, no artificial color/flavor).
The reason you need carbohydrate, protein and fat every time you eat is because combining macronutrients provides a ton of benefits:
Try these 10 snacks taken from weeks 1 and 2 meal plans of the Keep Your Glow 30-Day Challenge:
If the restrictions on a nutrition plan out number the freedoms, you can bet it’s not a program that will help you to developing new healthy lifestyle habits that stick.
Stock up on the right carbohydrates, proteins and fats so you’ll have snacks and meals available to help you think, feel, and look the way you should….awesome!