Facebook Pixel

Protein: the Body Builder

By HERWriter
Rate This

Protein is an essential building block of the body. We'd be nowhere without it. It builds lean muscle, and many people don't realize that it also increases the metabolism, which lends a hand in the loss of unhealthy pounds. Protein satisfies our hunger and keeps us satiated for long stretches.

Most Americans predominantly eat red meat. Fish and chicken should not be forgotten though, as they are excellent sources of protein.

For those who are not used to eating much protein, a gradual increase works fine. Add some tuna to your lunch, or some cottage cheese. Enjoy the change.

"The more you begin to replace bad foods with high quality protein, the more effective your weight loss efforts will be. Protein is especially helpful as a mid-day snack, and can provide the fuel you need to get through a tough day and make it until dinner. Low fat cottage cheese is a wonderful source of quality protein, and you can also find good proteins in soy nuts, and other fun snack food."


Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Diet & Nutrition

Get Email Updates

Diet & Nutrition Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!