Protein-Rich Dishes For Weight Loss Diet

Cutting weight can come with a lot of overbearing internal thoughts and ideas on how to go about it. The weight loss journey is a time-intensive and fruitful one but the journey itself can come with its set of challenges. The most apparent and seemingly obvious hurdle comes from changing our eating habits and the foods which we've come to enjoy the most. But that doesn't always have to be the case. One doesn't need to compromise on taste by choosing proper nutrition. Cutting down on simple carbohydrates, saturated and trans fats, and refined sugar can massively change how your mind and body feels. There are workarounds to everything and alternative products in the market to choose from. 

Eating a protein-rich diet can help people lose weight because it can help them avoid overeating. Protein keeps you satiated for longer and it is made up of amino acids that our body needs for building and repairing muscles and bones. Protein is also required for the making of hormones and enzymes and it is imperative for healthy skin, hair, and nails. According to Dietary Reference Index (DRI) for a sedentary adult, it is recommended to consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilo of body weight. That translates close to 56 grams of protein for an average adult male and 46 grams of protein for an average adult female. This might vary from person to person but protein is a necessary part of our daily diet and that is why we should include it in our every meal in the little ways we can. These are some of the low-carb, protein-rich dishes that'll surely make your weight loss journey worth it! 

1. Boiled Chana Salad

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Nuts are a portable snack that supplies the healthy fats and essential micronutrients that the body needs. High in fiber and flavourful all the same, from walnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, to many more, this satiates your craving in between meals and gives you energy. 

Yoghurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream and a rich source of essential amino acids. Yoghurt based drinks in India are known and loved by everyone. Yoghurt can be set at home and can be had whenever and it's soothing and refreshing every time you have it. 

Refined and processed sugar can be swapped for jaggery and organic honey, but for sugary treats there are no workarounds. Fresh fruits are a more sustainable alternative that curbs sugary cravings, owing to some fruits and berries having a high fructose count. Moreover, the nutrients and vitamins that come packed in fresh fruits are essential for the functioning of the body. Do not buy juice from the supermarket because of added sweeteners and preservatives. Buy the fruits whole and juice them yourself if you're keen to do so, but have seasonal fruits of different varieties because your body needs them.