Most people know they need to eat less and move more when trying to slim down. While some slimmers may choose to cut things from their diet, eating more of the right foods could actually be the key to success. Adding protein into the diet can help slimmers lose weight without feeling hungry and doing this first thing in the morning will start the day right. What’s more, eating protein-rich foods can help slimmers flatten their abs and cut belly fat.
How does it work?
Eating foods high in protein is a key nutrient for weight loss, according to research published by Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, MS on healthline.com.
The website said: “Adding more protein to your diet is the easiest and most effective way to lose weight.”
Protein-rich foods can help curb the appetite and stop slimmers from piling on the pounds, according to studies.
Although some may think skipping breakfast will help shed weight, a study of 309 adults published on US National Library of Medicine showed there is actually no benefits from skipping the meal.
By choosing to eat high-protein in the morning, slimmers will feel more satisfied and are less likely to snack throughout the day.
What can you eat?
Those hoping to follow a high-protein diet can eat foods such as meats, fish, beans, eggs, nuts and seeds.
For breakfast, eating salmon and eggs with vegetables will give a good source of protein.
Eating a breakfast high in protein will help the body burn more calories, as it uses more calories to break down protein compared to fats or carbs.
A study of women showed increasing their protein intake from 15 percent to 30 percent of their daily calories showed them eat 441 fewer calories a day and they lost an average of 11lb in just 12-weeks.
As well as noticing the scales go down, a study showed a high-protein breakfast can help shift belly fat.
One Chinese study of obese teenagers showed eating eggs for breakfast over a grain-based meal lead to significant weight loss in a 12-week period.
Those who ate the high-protein breakfast lost 3.9 percent of their body weight compared to the low protein group losing on 0.2 percent of weight.
One woman followed a low-carb high-fat keto diet to help lose weight.
The keto diet includes foods such as fish, meat, cheese, milk and low-carb fruits and vegetables.