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9/6/12 6:50 P
You shouldn't be worried about all fats, healthy fats are essential to our diet and can actually aid in weightloss as well as complete a balanced diet. Fats such as monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3s. You want to avoid trans fats and saturated fats, they're the bad ones.
That said; if you're looking for high protein... fish, (tuna), chicken, eggs, yogurt (particularly greek), legumes, nuts, cottage cheese, soy beans, shellfish and lentils.
I get my healthy fats from olive oil, salmon and almonds mostly. Looking to start introducing some flaxseed into my diet.
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
I agree with DanielleMarie to look at what you're eating and what does it lack. Some vegetables are higher in protein than others, so perhaps switch out lower protein veggies for higher ones. Are your protein sources now higher in fat? Switch to lower fat options. Although, as someone previously said, some fat is good.
My typical protein sources are yogurt (Greek or regular), lowfat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheese, eggs/egg whites, chicken, lunch meat, shrimp, ground turkey, beans.
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
9/6/12 2:42 P
As you include more whole foods and less processed foods in your diet you will find that getting the protein you need is not difficult at all.
The question isn't really, "which foods have more protein?". Rather, the question is, "what are you eating that lacks nutrition?". Those foods are crowding out your macro- an micro- nutrients.
Most foods are not "a protein" or "a carb". Most foods are a combination of carbs, protein, and fat. Processed foods, however, are stripped of both macro- and micro- nutrients and often offer much more sugar or fat than is needed.
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