Everyone knows how important it is to get a daily allowance of the right fats, as well as proteins. Sometimes, the problem with this is that the proteins you need can also be high in fat. Thus begins the search for ways to get low fat protein. Proteins are considered to be the “building blocks” that your body uses to stay at top performance. Cutting them out is not an option. However, there ARE ways to get the amount of proteins your body needs without over doing it on the wrong kind of fat.
To begin with, there are many types of protein powders on the market. These can be mixed, stirred, blended or made into tasty shakes. Since they usually are available in flavors of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, they can be mixed in with ice, and different fruit juices or low fat milk. These are quite popular for their low caloric content and convenience. They make a great on the go lunch, or a snack, if you get hungry between meals.
Low fat protein also comes in the form of bars. They are available in many flavors and sizes. Since they resemble candy bars to a degree, and you actually bite into them to chew, they can also be quite satisfying. Because companies want these to sell, they go out of their way to make these bars as tasty as possible. You can even make your own bars at home right in your kitchen.
As far as actual foods that contain low fat protein, there is always chicken or turkey. These are usually skinned, which you can either buy that way or do it yourself. If you choose to do your own skinning, it will save you some money since the cuts of meat that are sold that have had the bones removed and skinned seem to cost a bit more. All fish and seafood are fine to eat, as they also provide protein in a low fat form.
Eating out can be a bit tricky because it seems that even something that says it is a lean cut and grilled still have ingredients added to it that are loaded with the wrong kind of fat. You will need to be quite clear with the person serving you as to what you want and do not want added to your meal. This is the only way to make sure that you are getting the type of low fat protein you want, and asked for.
Many special cuts of beef can be found that will offer low fat protein. This list even includes steak and roast. Certain types of pork are also fine to eat. It is really just a matter of doing your homework and finding a really good butcher who will meet your requirements regarding the type of cut you need. Making sure that you are getting your needed allotment of protein without the extra fat that you do not need can require some effort on your part. But in the end, the rewards will be worth it.