Stay Satisfied With Protein

For the month of June we are counting down 30 Days to Summer with registered dietitian Stefanie Senior. Each day she will reveal a new tip to help you reach your summer health goals. Join the conversation through Live Right Now's Facebook Event, "30 Days to Summer" and share your own tips and successes or post questions and feedback. We will enter your name into a draw for a free Skype nutrition consultation with Stefanie.

June 17th ... 14 days to summer...

Stay satisfied with protein. Including a protein source at every meal and snack will help you stay satisfied for longer and control hunger and calorie intake later in the day. When paired with carbohydrates, protein helps to slow down and reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal leading to longer lasting energy. Include at least 1 serving of protein at each meal. 1 serving = 3 oz. of beef, poultry, fish, or seafood; 2 medium eggs or 4 egg whites; ¾ cup of cottage cheese, yogurt, beans, legumes, or tofu; 1 cup of milk; or ¼ cup of nuts or seeds.

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