The ideal “weight loss fridge’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on:  Protein shakes

Protein is something we most commonly relate to meat and eggs. We hear about protein in relation to its importance for muscle-growth and we see big, buff bodybuilder types drinking raw eggs and eating dry chicken breasts to bulk up.

But did you know that protein can be incredibly helpful when it comes to weight loss?

Protein is a macronutrient that is great for keeping you feeling full for a long time, and if you get it in the right format you can have a meal that’s almost completely pure protein, which is great for calorie saving.

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That right format is a protein shake. Why?

  • Protein shakes don’t have any of the fats that most other proteins (meat, fish, eggs) contain
  • They are drinks, so you avoid eating too much bread or extra carbs – you don’t need to make a beef sandwich to get your protein…
  • They are easy to consume in a hurry – great for quick work lunches between deadlines etc.
  • They make a great breakfast or time-saving snack
  • They come in a bunch of pretty tasty flavours too

Choose a protein that is from a trusted brand, and check the ingredients list to make sure there are no weird artificial ingredients. As a general rule, don’t buy the cheapest ones.

As to how many per day, stick with one or two. Remember, there’s no such thing as free calories, or calorie-free food.

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge” below: