High protein diet is a much sought after diet by bodybuilders - to lose fat and build muscles. High protein diet is not necessarily no-carb diet. Body builders and people associated with weight training benefit from high protein diet as high protein levels help build muscles and other body tissues. For people who are on a diet program mainly to lose weight, studies point out that a high protein diet resolves hunger faster when compared to fats and carbohydrate rich diet. But do check out the pitfalls of going on a diet that is predominantly high in proteins.
According to the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, an adult needs about 50-60 grams of protein. So ideally, proteins can form about 12 - 15 % of daily caloric intake. Consuming more than this level of protein can increase LDL cholesterol levels and clog arteries. A high protein diet combined with calculated levels of carbohydrates and fat can help maintain a balanced diet. The different types of high protein diets are:
High protein food
Proteins that are classified as lean proteins can be included in your diet in on a daily basis.
|Food item||Quantity||Protein in grams|
|Low fat cottage cheese||½ cup||14|
|Firm tofu||3 ounces||13|
|Peanut butter||2 tbsp||8|
|Meat, fish, poultry||1 ounce||7|
|Cooked kidney beans||½ cup||7|
|Egg (large)||1 no||6|
|Low-fat yogurt||4 ounces||6|