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Secret Fat Loss Weapon: Protein!

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By Kate Horney (www.beyondfitphysiques.com)

Getting enough lean protein throughout the day is a must.

And you’re in luck, because today I’m going to share with you:

Why you need protein.

A sample of how I get my protein.

A delicious recipe for a protein packed dinner (that ISN’T chicken breast!)

As a certified Hormonal Nutrition Consultant, I work with many clients who simply can’t lose weight.  My goal is to help them create an optimal diet plan for fat loss that will not only help them get results, but will keep their metabolic potential high and will balance their hunger, energy and cravings.

When we begin our consults, my clients send me a 3 day food log of what they are currently eating.  Almost 90% of the time one of the mistakes that I see from the very beginning is that their protein intake is lacking.

Whether your goal is related to fat loss, fitness, or even just general overall wellbeing, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough protein! And don’t worry; it will not bulk you up! Protein helps speed up your metabolism and balances your blood sugar levels, preventing insulin spikes, which can cause weight gain. Protein is made up of amino acids that your body needs, and it is the key to burning fat and increasing your metabolism!

What’s “enough” protein?  And how do you get the protein you need without living off boring old chicken breasts (yuck!)?

Protein for dinner doesn’t always mean nothing but boring Chicken Breasts!

Here’s a sample of what my personal meal plan typically looks like:

Breakfast: 4 egg white omelet with fibrous veggies, 1/3 cup oat bran (or 1⁄2 cup oatmeal) made with water- add stevia/cinnamon to taste.  Serve with 1/2 cup berries.

Snack: 2 hardboiled eggs, cucumber slices

Lunch: Low carb wrap with Buffalo Chicken

Dinner:  Salmon with Asian Slaw

Before Bed: 30 Second Chocolate protein cake. (YUM!)

Salmon with Asian Slaw:

Marinate one 4-ounce salmon fillet in Braggs Aminos.

Remove from marinade; bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Mix together 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons stevia; toss with 3 cups chopped cabbage and 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds.

Serve salmon with slaw on the side.

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Contributing Author: Kate Horney of Beyond Fit Physiques