If you're struggling to get rid of annoying belly fat — and can't bear the thought of yet another smoothie — it might be time to tweak your diet to squeeze in some extra protein. A 2013 study found that those who regularly fit in the daily recommendation — 60 grams per day for a 160-pound woman — can lose more weight than those who don't. So fill your cart with the best sources of protein (besides turkey) to help finally say goodbye to those extra pounds.More
Asparagus is one of those vegetables that's easy to forget about, but with nearly 3 grams of protein per cup, it should be part of everyone's diet. And at only 27 calories per cup, that's pretty much a steal. Add it to everything — from pizzas to sushi — or just eat it on its own. There are plenty of ways you can cook it up, but roasting might be the most delicious.
Although white beans are packed with protein at around 16 grams per cup, they don't even stand a chance against black beans. Just a single cup of these beauties — which you can easily add into your favorite Mexican dishes or form into a veggie burger patty — contain nearly 40 grams of protein. That's more than double the amount of any white bean you'll come across.