Add protein to every meal. Successfully committing to a reduced calorie diet can be difficult when you are bombarded by cravings and hunger pangs. Ravenous hunger will only encourage overeating and weight regain. Research has shown that diets that are higher in quality lean protein causes a feeling of fullness, leading to lower calorie intake. Sustaining weight loss over the long term is challenging but not impossible. A higher protein diet offers numerous metabolic advantages that will not only help a person lose weight, but may also prevent regaining pounds, or worse, surpassing your starting weight. Need some protein ideas? Shoot me an email and I’ll send you a list of lean protein sources.