4 protein-rich foods if your jeans are a tiny bit tight this January
New year, new you?
Well, kinda/sorta. While we're all for changing things up and giving ourselves goals at the beginning of the year, we're not going to absolutely kill ourselves dieting.
Life is too short, so enjoy the chocolate.
However, if you want to take a healthier approach this January and banish those extra pounds you put on from eating all the Quality Street, then a protein-rich diet is the way to go.
If you don't know where to start though, we've picked out our top 4 protein-rich foods that will fit perfectly into your day-to-day diet.
Great! News! People!! You don't have to ditch the cheese if you're on a protein-rich diet because cheddar cheese carries a lot of it. In most half-fat cheddar, it carries around 10g more protein than full-fat versions so you can stay on track with your weight loss goals.
Salmon is a great source of protein and is also packed with omega 3s. It has roughly 24.2g protein per 100g portion and is also fab if you want to shift any weight as it reduces hunger pangs. Win win.
While eggs come in with a lower rate of protein - 13g per 100g, don't write them off just yet. They also contain 18 amino acids, including 9 of the essential ones. Plus, they're yummy and you can basically add them into most meals. Handy.
It might not seem like it, but a lean, grilled pork chop is a wonder product. It comes with 31.6g of protein per 100g AND it has thiamine in it - a vitamin known to help you recover from exercise more quickly. Can't get better than that.