You’ll fill your belly, but it’ll be good for you! Here’s our Friday Fit Tip from Dietitian, Nutritionist Melanie Jatsek.
Less is definitely more—especially when it comes to protein. We eat way too much of it in this country and it’s often too much of the salty, saturated, artery-clogging type. Keep in mind that most of us only need about 6 ounces of meat or meat substitutes a day (that’s the size of two decks of cards!) Yeah I know…that’s it? But don’t look at it as a negative thing—look at it as the opportunity to load your plate up with other good stuff—the non-artery clogging stuff like fruits, vegetables and natural unprocessed whole grains! The healthiest protein sources you can get your hands on are:
- Fish—especially the omega 3 fatty acid-rich type (salmon, tuna, trout, halibut, mackerel and herring)
- Beans and lentils
- Nuts, seeds and nut butters
- Skinless poultry
In the FUEL phase of The Healthy YOU Program, you will be given sample meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner—each providing the perfect amount of Power Protein to meet your needs. To take the guesswork out of grocery shopping, you will also get your hands on our Grade A Grocery Guide. It’s like shopping with your very own personal dietitian! Just toss the Power Foods in your cart and off you go! For more information click here.