Another reason to eat protein at every meal is that I want you to be eating quite a lot of it every day. How much? Here’s a rule of thumb: take your weight and divide it by two – that’s more or less how much protein you should be eating in grams every day. If you’re, say, 200 pounds, that’s 100 grams and you’re not going to do that in one meal. Spread it out over three meals – you’ll be able to get to your total grams without any trouble.
When you read The Skinny Rules, you’ll see that I don’t love all proteins equally. Not at all. I like fish best. Fish is the King of Weight Loss Proteins and the book explains why and it offers a whole lot of fish recipes to bolster your cooking repertoire. I know that a lot of people didn’t grow up eating a lot of fish and/or that you might be intimidated to cook it. But let me tell you: I grew up in Tennessee and we didn’t exactly have a grasp of the fundamentals of healthy fish preparation. But it’s really not complicated. And I’ve got recipes for you, people! You want to lose weight? Eat more fish. Don’t let not having been raised in a house where fish was part of the weekly lineup be an excuse to carry on that insane tradition!