I have, far too often in my opinion, gone hungry in the name of healthy eating and weight loss. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that.
Is going hungry and only eating salad really the only way to lose weight?
The answer is found in the high protein diet.

The high protein is, just like it sounds, a diet where you up your intake of protein. You get around 41% of your daily food intake from protein, allocating the rest of your calories to carbs and fat.

The diet is great because protein is harder for the body to break down, so it keeps you fuller for longer. You’ll eat lots of lean meat, like chicken and turkey, plenty of seafood, like fish and shrimp, and healthy non-meat protein sources like eggs, beans, and soy.

Besides the weight loss you experience, a high protein diet can also:
– Raise your metabolic rate and help you burn more calories
– Increase your muscle mass
– Help you better maintain muscle as you age
– Strengthen your bones

So what does a day on the high protein look like?


Scrambled eggs with red peppers and turkey ham
166 calories
20.3 g protein
10 minutes prep

Vanilla overnight oats
446 calories
37.7 g protein
20 minutes prep


Paprika dip with cucumber sticks
283 calories
23.4 g protein
15 minutes prep


Red lentil soup
310 calories
28.1 g protein
40 minutes prep

Paprika and vegetable turkey bake
661 calories
57.5 g protein
75 minutes prep


Watermelon salad with oven-baked chicken
556 calories
38.9 g protein
30 minutes prep

Shellfish salad with baked potatoes
661 calories
51.1 g protein
40 minutes prep

We’re definitely already salivating; are you interested in trying the High Protein diet?

Lifesum has the perfect high protein meal plan if you’re ready to start. Download the app and you’ll have access to a wide variety of high protein recipes, it couldn’t be easier!

Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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