A serving of protein powder, such as whey or casein
Leftover meat such as chicken leg
What are some good high protein meals?
Here are some examples of high protein breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Eggs cooked any way, such as fried, boiled or poached
Greek yoghurt sprinkled with nuts and berries
High protein pancakes
Cottage cheese with avocado
Choose a high protein source, such as chicken, tuna, turkey or beef and serve with a variety of salad vegetables, such as lettuce, tomato, cucumber. Top with feta, or similar cheese, and drizzle with olive oil.
Omelette made with 3 eggs, mushrooms and bacon
Quinoa and chicken bowl (Quinoa is the highest protein grain)
Steak served with a variety of green, cooked vegetables
Chicken or beef stir-fry
Prawn & rice with Chinese vegetables, such as Pak-choy
What are some of the benefits of a high protein diet?
Depending on your goal, high protein diets can have a beneficial effect on the body in a variety of ways.
If you’re trying to lose weight, then high protein diets are great for supressing your appetite and food cravings tend to disappear.
High protein diets make the body burn more calories due to the ‘thermic’ effect of protein. This means your body’s metabolism actually increased just through the act of eating higher protein.
High protein diets supress the hunger hormone, Ghrelin, and increase the appetite supressing hormones; making a high protein diet easier to stick to.
If you’re trying to build muscle, then amino acids are synthetized into muscle and they are the building blocks of protein. So eating a high protein diet will help you to gain more muscle mass. Protein also helps to rebuild and repair muscle tissue (and other tissues in the body, such as skin, hair & nails) so you’ll recover more quickly from exercise.
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