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Low Calorie High Protein Source?

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#1 Skynny23



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:44 PM

Hi guys I'm looking for suggestions of protein sources for the least calories. What do you guys eat for protein and how much protein and cals per 100g or per serving etc? Egg whites are obviously a nice choice but other suggestions would be much appreciated

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:47 PM

In 100g of nutritional yeast there's 328 calories and 45g of protein... Tofu & tempeh are also low calorie high protein sources.



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:48 PM


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:49 PM

Canned tuna is a go-to for me, just straight outta the can lol. One can is like 100-150 cals and ~20g protein if i recall correctly.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:54 PM

egg whites is my primary source but i use veggies as the bulk of my volume for meals white give additional protein depending on which you use (i love broccoli which happens to have a pretty good amount of protein!)
i also like canned tuna and canned salmon (i use the latter when too scared of mercury in tuna) and fish have omega 3s which i otherwise supplement

i also have whey protein powder, used to drink 100kcal protein shakes as a meal replacement when living in a dorm.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:02 PM

Plain low fat Greek yogurt. I sweeten it with stevia.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:03 PM

egg whites. sperm lol. 

beans if u are vegan

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:04 PM

I’ve been recommending this everywhere, I don’t know if it’s anywhere outside Australia but this protein powder has 35g protein per 135 calories!

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:17 PM

Prawns, cod, ham, chicken, lean gammon, lean meat in general
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:31 PM

Protein bars are obvious but I recently found Built Bars that some flavors are only 130 for 20g protein (or 17g idk something like that but def 130cals, some others are 160 though). Theyre actually good, chewy kinda like a caramel bar. 


Agree with tuna, or chicken is pretty good too just annoying to have to actually cook it.


Bean-based pastas are not low calorie but theyre so packed with fiber and protein that you won't even want to eat 100g. Most types are like 350cals/100g (I usually have 50g for 175) and like 40g protein and fiber or something like that. For real its filling beyond expectation (and I'm normally a volume eater so that's saying something). 

^^In that same respect, frozen edamame pods are good for protein


If you enjoy red meat, bison steaks are significantly lower in fat than beef, making the cal/g ratio somewhere around 1.2:1 depending on the cut you buy (luckily the packages i find in wegmans or shoprite both have a nutrition label so theres less guesswork, just gotta weigh it). Plus good source of iron which youll probably need if your looking for lowest possible protein sources. 


And greek yogurt is a great one, I forget about it b/c I never have it available.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:31 AM

Chicken breast - 100g is 165 calories and 31g protein

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:06 AM

Plant proteins will always offer fewest calories per protein compared to animal proteins. You can also try protein powders.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:45 AM

No cow protein bars are my lifesaver atm. Vegan and only 190cals for 21g of protein. Some of the flavors are a bit chalky but not horrible. Snack bars like that are always a safe food for me bc it’s low volume and I can eat it on the go but it is really filling.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:53 AM

Honestly quitting vegetarianism after 15+ years of it was the best decision ever for me.

Canned tuna and chicken have become lifesavers and I feel soooo much better eating them. My health has improved even though I'm in a major relapse.

Also egg whites, but they're not filling for me at all.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:20 AM

Plant protein for sure, tuna is a god send it’s like 70cal for a can, lentils
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:37 AM

My favorites are:
Turkey (very low calorie and high protein)
Chicken (not as low but really close)
Fish (cod is so high in protein and low calorie, 4oz is 93 cal and 20 grams of protein, so like 8oz (huge portion super satiating is less than 200 cal and 40grams of protein)
Protein bars
Collagen shakes/bone broth

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:44 AM

Tuna, eggs, protein *powder*
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:53 AM

Turkey, chicken, eggs, tuna...

I buy collagen protein and it's 70 kcal for 2 scoops.

I also like skyr; it's Icelandic yogurt, similar to Greek yogurt, but has less sugar and carbs and more protein. It's 110 kcal for the Aldi brand and has 15 g of protein per cup. My dad also grabbed a cup of the Icelandic Provisions brand, which is 130 kcal, 15 g of protein, same serving size as the Aldi brand.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:55 AM

Textured soy protein

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