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The Protein 411


The Protein 411

The Protein 411

Protein helps to maintain lean muscle, grow and repair all cells in your body, and regulate your appetite, according to Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, the author of Belly Fat Diet for Dummies. On average, active women need about half a gram of protein per pound of body weight every day (so an active 140-pound woman would need 70 grams of protein). One way to meet this goal is to include a source of protein at every meal. A high-protein meal would have 25 percent of its calories coming from protein.

Plant-Based Protein: Beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, quinoa, amaranth

Animal Protein: Eggs, low-fat dairy, white meat poultry, lean beef, pork loin, fish


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