You might have breakfast and lunch covered when it comes to a weight-loss plan, but dinner can prove to be a little more difficult. Stress and temptation can sneak in after a long day at work, and building that perfect plate to satisfy your body and support your goals can feel like a guessing game.
According to registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski, dinner should be "delicious, satisfying, and loaded with repair-oriented nutrients." Lucky for us, she's offered a straightforward, four-part dinner plan you can follow every night. Even better, she's included the perfect portions of the foods she recommends to clients on a weight-loss journey.
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While people may associate protein with increased muscle mass and weight gain, Lenchewski says that adequate protein is necessary for weight loss because it helps you feel full for longer. High-protein foods also take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them.
Lenchewski's Top Picks
- 4 ounces grass-fed bison burger (made without bread crumbs)
- 5 ounces wild Atlantic salmon seasoned with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and dill
- 4 ounces chicken kebabs seasoned with Greek yogurt, garlic, and lemon zest
- 5 ounces sautéed prawns with garlic and sesame oil