The amount of calories you consume from protein in your diet is essential when it comes to influencing your metabolic rate which in turn has an effect on your ability to lose weight. High quality protein sources also help you increase your muscle tone during your weight loss programme, improve your overall fitness levels and boost your immunity - all of which are extremely important to maximising your weight loss results over time.
For those looking to slim down and develop a leaner midsection, a diet that is high in lean protein sources is essential. These lean protein sources allow you to maintain and build lean muscle whilst increasing the rate at which your body burns that stubborn fat as an energy source.
Out top 5 protein packed picks!
We've compiled a list of the best protein sources that you should look to incorporate into your weight loss diet.
Lean meat, fish & poultryLean meats like chicken, turkey, tuna and salmon will give you a big boost of healthy protein when consumed regularly as part of your diet. But as a rule of thumb, if it's covered in a creamy sauce or is breaded then stay away!
EggsEating one or two eggs a day is a great way to add healthy protein to your diet. Whisk up into a classic veggie packed omelette, scramble with a bit of spring onion or hard boil and stick in your lunchbox for the day.
MilkHow could we leave this one out! A glass of milk contains about 8g of protein and is naturally rich in essential calcium to strengthen your bones and teeth. Our range of drinks offer the goodness of milk with added protein, vitamins & minerals and they come in a cool bottle!
Low-fat Greek yoghurtSkip yoghurts with fruit compote and sugar and grab a low fat Greek variety for a creamy protein source. Why not drop in a few fresh berries, nuts and natural honey for the perfect protein packed snack.
NutsShow us your nuts! Almonds or walnuts are fine! Nuts are packed with protein and good fats to offer a great, natural nutrition source when you're out and a bout. Grab a handful of almonds as a snack or add some walnuts to a fresh salad.
So let me get this straight! Eating a diet that is rich in healthy protein whilst following a regular exercise programme will allow me to lose weight faster? Sounds simple enough....!
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Many struggle to obtain the amount of good quality protein that is needed to maximise weight loss due to a lack of time, preparation and knowledge and that's where we come in. With our range of protein packed drinks, you can ensure that you can grab the goodness of protein wherever you are and wherever you go. Ufit Breakfast provides the perfect on-the-go breakfast with protein and oaty goodness and our Uslim shakes offer nutritious protein that is enhanced with metabolism boosting, antioxidising green tea and green coffee ectracts. Look out for our full range in the chillers at your nearest Tesco store!