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Want to lose weight? Eat more protein!

According to a study at the University of South Australia, eating a high protein diet yields greater weight-loss results.

  1. It takes more energy for your body to process protein.
  2. A higher protein diet keeps your metabolism going by preserving your muscle mass and resting energy expenditure (the amount of calories you burn while at rest).

The next time your stomach rumbles and dinner is hours in the future, reach for any of these  nine protein-packed snack combos, recommended by Lisa M. Moskovitz, RD, CDN, CPT, owner of Manhattan-based practice Your New York Dietitian.

1 6oz container plain nonfat Greek Yogurt = 18g protein
1 tbsp chopped walnuts = 3g protein
1/4 cup Bear Naked granola = 4g protein

2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter = 9g protein
1 whole grain english muffin = 7g protein
1 part-skim string cheese = 7g protein

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese = 14g protein
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds = 5g protein
1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal = 6g protein

1 cup shelled edamame = 16g protein
1/2 Japanese salmon summer roll = 8g protein

1 bag Glenny’s Organic Soy Crisps = 12g protein
3 laughing cow light cheese wedges = 7g protein
1 ounce raw almonds = 6g protein

2 Hard-boiled egg = 14g protein
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese = 14g protein

Lettuce Wraps with 2 laughing cow light cheese wedges = 5g protein
and 3 ounces of sliced turkey = 20g protein

1 scoop of whey protein = ~20g protein
1 cup of almond milk = 1g protein
1 tbsp peanut butter = 4g protein

3 ounces light chicken or tuna salad = 21g protein
1.5 ounce whole grain crackers = 4g protein

Source: Women’s Health

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