Weight-loss-friendly high-protein foods

Dietitians recommend protein-rich diets for weight loss. Salmon & shrimp add protein, while black beans are good for vegetarians. 

Choose quinoa or whole-grain breads over white bread & low-fat dairy. 

Peanut butter has protein, "healthy" fats, & few carbohydrates. "Peanut butter is my favourite high-protein weight loss snack," registered dietitian nutritionist Rebecca Stib told Insider. 

"A serving (usually 2 tablespoons) contains 8 grammes of protein." Registered nutritionist Jenn Fillenworth told Insider that eggs help lose weight. 

Eggs have vitamins & minerals & 6 grammes of high-quality protein with all the essential amino acids. 

"Salmon is my favourite weight-loss food," Fillenworth told Insider. She said eating the appropriate kind of fat, like salmon, doesn't necessarily make you gain weight. 

Since humans can't make omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a good source. Fillenworth said black beans are her preferred weight-loss plant-based protein. 

Black beans are abundant in protein & fibre, which can reduce constipation and bloating, which can lead to weight gain, she told Insider. 

Registered nutritionist Sabrina Russo urged Insider to look for low-calorie, high-quality high-protein foods for weight loss. Lean meat, fowl, & fish are her first thoughts. 

These provide full protein with few carbohydrates & fat. Russo told Insider that high-protein nuts & whole-grain items are also good. 

Black beans are abundant in protein & fibre, which can reduce constipation and bloating, which can lead to weight gain, she told Insider. 

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