When you’re trying to lose weight, your grocery list is one of the first objects that gives you away — and not in a good way. Your weekly shopping list probably contains a few of the usual weight loss suspects — chicken for grilling, sweet potatoes for roasting, cauliflower for everything — you know the drill. But losing weight doesn’t have to mean sacrificing delicious foods that are nutritious and can be prepared in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for new ideas, start with these four proteins that should be on your grocery list for weight loss.
It’s a well-established fact that the more protein you consume, the fuller you feel and the more energy you’ll have to work out or just go for that hike or leisurely bike ride. While it’s true that meat is the food group a lot of us think of first when the word “protein” comes to mind, this list also features plant-based alternatives that you’ll love. Make satisfaction and fulfillment as much your goal as weight loss and you’ll find your results are even more impressive (and that you might actually enjoy food more).