Eat more protein

Many of us concentrate so much on reducing the fat content and lowering the calories in our diets, that we often overlook our protein intake. If we don’t get enough protein, we risk burning lean muscle mass instead of fat. This can leave us tired, out of shape, and even damage our metabolism. Increase your protein intake with these low fat foods: – 2 Tablespoons of fat free cream cheese has almost 5 grams of protein for just 35 calories! Try spreading it on flavored rice cakes for a low calorie snack. – 3 Ounces of tuna, packed in spring water, has 18 grams of protein and 80 calories, with just one gram of fat. Add it to a salad for a low calorie meal. – 1/2 Cup of nonfat cottage cheese has 14 grams of protein for only 80 calories. Sprinkle it with seasonings for variety. – A large egg contains 7 grams of protein and 80 calories. However, egg substitute has 7 grams of protein for only 30 calories. – 1/2 cup of canned kidney beans has 7 grams of protein and 110 calories. Make a lowfat chili recipe, or rinse and add to your favorite salad.


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