“If you’re going to cut [kilojoules], protein shouldld be represented at each meal,” explains Leslie.
Indeed, protein is needed to repair, maintain and build muscles, strengthen and structure various tissues, produce enzymes and regulate your metabolism!
So think of proteins as absolute essentials for every main meal and snack. Aim for a plate of 40 per cent healthy protein – such as lean meats and fish, tofu, eggs, tempeh and Greek yoghurt – and 40 per cent nutritious vegies like asparagus and broccoli. The other 20 per cent? Go for wholesome grains and starches like quinoa, sweet potato or wholegrain pasta.
20% Grains & starches 40% Vegetables 40% Lean protein Protein + produce = dream diet!