Many people find it easier to lose weight with a higher protein diet. Having more protein can help you feel fuller for longer, making it easier to eat less.
The following higher protein eating plans are based on scientific studies conducted in young women and middle aged men and women.
Studies demonstrated that those participants who have followed a higher protein diet, successfully lost weight and improved their risk factors, including blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol.
How much Beef and Lamb should you eat
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend increasing intake of vegetables and having 65g a day of red meat or 130g every second day because it is one of best sources of iron and zinc in the Australian diet. So eating beef and lamb 3 to 4 times a week with plenty of vegetables is not only consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, it’s already what most Australian families have for dinner.
What foods would help reduce hunger
Protein-rich foods and lower glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates are satisfying foods, as are meals with plenty of vegetables because of their bulk. Beef, lamb, eggs, milk and yoghurt are protein-rich foods to include at meal times. Low GI carbohydrate-rich foods include oats (e.g. porridge), pasta, dense-grainy bread, legumes (e.g. chick peas, kidney beans, lentils) and most fruits (e.g. apples, pears, oranges, bananas, stone fruit). A higher protein, low GI diet is more filling and will help to fill you up, so you are less likely to feel hungry.