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What are the best protein sources for a high-protein diet for weight loss?

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Choose protein sources that are nutrient-rich and lower in saturated fat and calories, such as:

  • Lean meats
  • Seafood
  • Beans
  • Soy
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds

From: High-Protein Diet for Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ChooseMyPlate.gov: "Tips to Help You Make Wise Choices from the Protein Foods Group."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18,” January 2005.

Donald Layman, PhD, nutrition professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rebecca Reeves, DrPH, RD, assistant professor and managing director, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, author, Diet Simple.

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

ChooseMyPlate.gov: "Tips to Help You Make Wise Choices from the Protein Foods Group."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18,” January 2005.

Donald Layman, PhD, nutrition professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rebecca Reeves, DrPH, RD, assistant professor and managing director, Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, author, Diet Simple.

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on November 26, 2018

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