Dr Oz: What Protein Is Best For Weight Loss?
Now that you know your personal protein number, do you know specifically what types of protein you should eat if you want to lose weight? Dr Oz was back with nutritionist Maya Feller and together they wanted to narrow down which protein was best. First, they looked at animal protein to determine whether chicken, beef, or fish was better for weight loss. The winner is fish!
Dr Oz: How To Make Healthy Fish For Protein-Packed Dinner
Maya explained that fish is great because it’s actually loaded with protein. Studies have shown that people who eat fish stay fuller longer, compared to people who eat chicken or beef. It’s also low in fat and cholesterol, which makes it a “win-win” all around. Maya really enjoyed white fish like haddock, halibut, and cod.
To avoid overcooking the fish, try placing a fillet of the fish on aluminum foil then top with vegetables, lemon slices, and seasoning. then close the aluminum foil to make a pouch. Steam the pouch in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Next, Maya and Dr Oz looked at plant-based protein.
Dr Oz: Legumes, Pulses For Weight Loss
If you’re following the 21 Day Weight Loss Breakthrough, you have to eat plant-based protein. But which source of plant-based protein is the best: nuts and seeds, grains, or legumes? The answer is legumes!
Maya admitted that pigeon peas are “near and dear” to her heart. She grew up in Latin America and the Caribbean where pigeon peas are a diet staple. She has fond memories of her grandmother making peas and rice with pigeon peas. Other options include chickpeas and lentils. They’re also called pulses, which are the edible seed of the legume. A study found that found when people added one serving of pulses to their diet, without changing anything else, were able to lose a pound a week for six consecutive weeks.
Dr Oz: Chickpea Tofu Recipe
There’s a brand new way of using chickpeas making its way on social media: chickpea tofu. Dr Oz turned to Joslyn and Erin from “Clevver” to learn how it’s made.
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 C chickpea flour
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
- Add the mixture to about 5 cups of boiling water
- Stir for about 5-6 minutes until it turns slightly brown, as if it’s being caramelized
- Pour the liquid into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Store in the fridge for an hour
- Slice into tofu squares
- Deep-fry or saute the squares to use in your favorite dish
Next, what are the best protein powders for weight loss?
Dr Oz: Best Protein Powder For Weight Loss
Between soy, whey, and pea protein powders, Maya believes pea protein is the best way to go. Maya particularly likes that pea protein powder is plant-based and researchers have found that there are quite a few peptides in pea protein which may be involved in delayed gastric emptying. Essentially that means it helps you stay fuller longer. Fortunately it’s very mild in flavor in you can add it to just about anything. Even those with lactose intolerance can enjoy pea protein.