It has been suggested that proteins are the "king" nutrient as it is responsible for building and repairing. While protein is an essential nutrient, you can still eat too much of it and it can cause you to gain weight, even the clean sources. However, be advised that you don't necessarily have to eat protein only in order to lose weight.
Please keep in mind that none of these lists are all inclusive.
Select from these lean proteins most often (about 80% of the time):
Select from these proteins moderately (about 15% of the time):
Select from these choices least often (about 5% of the time):
Vegetarian choice selections:
.....Just a quick note from Velma:
If you choose to refrain from eating high quality animal foods and products and would rather incorporate a lifestyle of meatless eating, no worries! You can still live a healthy, educated lifestyle just the same!
Just start with the links below with this excellent source of information whether you are a beginner or a seasoned vegetarian/vegan pro:
As always a rule of thumb; remember to start with high quality food first for the most desirable results: If it falls from a tree, grows out of the ground, roams or flies the earth it's yours. If it does not, put it back.