How to Lose Eight Pounds This Month (Page 5)

Include Lean Protein in Every Snack and Meal

Research suggests that, gram for gram, protein tends to be more satisfying than carbs or fat. Including a little in every meal or snack will help you feel full longer. If you’re having just a salad for lunch, it should have a protein-supplying food on top. Think: grilled chicken or salmon, baked tofu or beans. Stack your snacks with protein, too—have some peanut butter on your apple or a little cottage cheese with your fruit or serve yourself some yummy hummus with your crudités. Or go for a low-fat yogurt or skinny latte: dairy is a magically satisfying combo of carbs and protein.

Recipes: A Month of High-Protein, Low-Cal Lunch Ideas

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