JENMC14 & KRISTEN_SAYS are right and provided a lot of good options.
Because I don't eat much red meat I don't worry much about my cholesterol and don't worry about eating egg yolks, but if it is an issue, go more for the whites.
I cook for a vegan, so while I get some of my protein from eggs and dairy, she does not. Tofu and tempeh are high in protein and -- like all plant sources -- have no cholesterol. Dried edamame is also good, as these are all high-protein but low-fat.
Cold water fish -- especially sardines (less of an issue with mercury than with tuna) -- will get you a lot of protein and omega-3s, without a lot of cholesterol.
Calorie-for-calorie some of your best sources of protein are (1) mushrooms and (2) leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, etc.) ... the only 'problem' is that you need a lot of them to get much in the way of calories or protein. But take, say, 150g (pre-cooked/raw) mustard greens. You can cook them down to about a cup of cooked greens, get 35 calories and about 3.5g of protein (and nearly 200% Vit. C for the day). We eat a lot of lentils -- low-fat, high-protein, and high-insoluble-fiber -- and mix them with brown rice, quinoa, or similar.
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Legumes, fish, egg whites, greek yogurt, nuts, quinoa, oats. All good options.
What did you start eating to up your protein? Stick to lean cuts of meat. If cholesterol is an issue, limit red meat. I eat lots of egg whites, Greek yogurt, lowfat cheese, lower fat cottage cheese, extra lean ground turkey/turkey sausage and peanut butter. When I eat ground beef, it's the extra, extra lean. I also like chicken and shrimp as lean sources of protein. There's also nuts, beans/legumes and tofu. Just check the chloesterol content of your protein sources.
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If I try hard to raise my protein level, which has been too low, I end up with a high colesteral. What am I doing wrong? What should I be doing. I have lost 25 pounds over the year, but I need to lose more.
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