Ways to Add Protein to Your Diet

The Keto diet is all the rage these days. You just about can’t pick up a magazine or read a weight loss journey without hearing about Keto. If you’re considering trying the Keto diet here are a few ways to add protein to your diet.

Eggs

Are you a cereal eater? If cereal is your normal go-to meal, switch out the heavy carb cereal with eggs. Eggs boost protein levels and keep you fuller longer than cereal. The longer you’re full the fewer calories you’ll eat during the day.

Protein first

Did you know protein increases the gut hormone that makes you feel fuller longer? Well it does. So eat the protein first to get a jump on it before hitting the carbs.

Speacking of carbs, eating protein first helps blood sugar levels from climbing quickly which is an added bonus for people with diabetes.

Beef up the salad

One way to make your salad keep you fuller is by adding protein like chicken, turkey, ham, or fish to your salad. By adding protein to your salad you increase the digestion time and the hormones that make you fuller longer.

Cheese please

Cheese makes a great snack and adds protein. Snack on cheese and nuts for an afternoon snack instead of high carb snacks.

Remember to stick with cheddar, colby, swiss, or montery jack instead of processed cheese spreads. Eat real cheese and skip the processed cheese spreads.

Protein shakes

I’m a fan of protein shakes by 310 Nutrition which are high in protein and low on carbs. Plus, they taste great.

There are tons of 310 shake recipes available on Pinterest. Here’s one of my favorite recipes, 310 Butterscotch Muffin Shake.

Next time you’re hungry replace a meal with a protein shake usually your favorite fruits or vegetables.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter goes great with celery an apples. When added to fiberous fruit it will help keep you fuller longer than eating fruit alone.

Plus peanut butter helps blood sugar levels stay level and controls the rollercoaster of highs and lows in between meals.

Eat your protein

Eating protein with each meal not only keeps you fuller it also helps with muscle building and sustaining muscle masscles throughout the day.

Plus, eating or drinking protein after a workout helps with muscles after exercising.

What’s your protein go to? I’m partial to the shakes and peanut butter, myself. Not only do they taste great but they keep me fuller so I eat less.

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