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Protein Food Sources for Fat Loss

Some foods are better protein sources than others.

However, some higher-protein food sources may have higher carbohydrate and fat content.

Learn to make good choices by using the list below.

Good Sources of Protein


- Beef (lean cuts)
- Veal


- Salmon
- Sardines
- Tuna
- All other species of fish


- Chicken (skinless)


- Whey protein powder
-  Cottage cheese (low fat)

Vegetable: (less concentrated)

- Beans (lentils, adzuki beans & others)
- Nuts (peanuts, almonds, pistachios)
- Peas (split peas, chickpeas)
- Soybeans
- Grains & seeds (be aware of fat content)

Protein sources to Avoid or Limit

- Luncheon meats
- Whole milk
- Ground beef
- Cheese

The Simple Rule

If in doubt choose protein from foods that are unprocessed or minimally processed.

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