Protein for Weight Loss #8 of 15: How to Incorporate More Protein in Your Diet

Protein for Weight Loss #8 of 15: How to Incorporate More Protein in Your Diet



If you're looking to lose weight, incorporating more protein into your diet is an effective strategy. As discussed in previous topics. Protein boost your metabolism, reduces cravings, and keep you feeling full, all of which can support your weight loss efforts. But if you're not used to eating lots of protein, it can be challenging to know where to start. In this post, we'll share some tips to help you get more protein into your diet.

Start with Breakfast

Breakfast is an essential meal of the day, and incorporating protein into your breakfast keeps you full and satisfied throughout the morning. Consider adding eggs, Greek yogurt, or a protein smoothie to your breakfast routine.

Choose Lean Protein Sources

When selecting protein sources, choose lean options such as chicken breast, fish, tofu, beans, and legumes. These options are lower in calories ideal for weight loss.

Snack on Protein

Choosing protein-rich snacks can help you avoid overeating later in the day. Some snack options can include hard-boiled eggs, jerky, Greek yogurt, nuts, cottage cheese and protein bars.

Make Protein the Centerpiece of Your Meals

Protein should be the centerpiece of your meals, with vegetables and whole grains as the sides of your dish. A grilled chicken breast with a side of roasted vegetables and quinoa is an excellent example of a protein-rich meal.

Plan Ahead

Meal planning and preparation helps ensure you are getting enough protein throughout the day. Prepping meals and snacks ahead of time will help you stay on track with your weight loss goals.

Use Protein Supplements

Protein supplements, such as whey or plant-based protein powder, is another easy way to boost protein intake. Adding a scoop of protein powder to a smoothie or oatmeal increases your protein intake without adding too many  calories.


Incorporating more protein into your diet doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming, and with a little bit of planning and some simple adjustments, you can add more protein to your diet supporting your weight loss goals.

Stay tuned! for post 9 in our mini series where we'll be talking about another great benefit of eating more protein.

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