Get the facts on this popular eating plan.
As part of our Great Diet Showdown, we are taking a closer look at some of today’s most popular eating plans with the help of Maya Feller, RD. If you have heard about the protein shake diet and are wondering what it entails, what you can eat, and what you can expect, consider this your ultimate starter guide.
How to Build a Dinner
For dinner on the protein shake diet, you can try twelve ounces of non-starchy vegetables, five ounces of lean protein, and two ounces of complex carbohydrates. Some non-starchy veggies you can choose from include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, eggplant, radish, and spinach. For lean protein, you can try wild-caught fish that is low in mercury, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds. In terms of complex carbs, try wild, brown, or black rice, quinoa, yams, peas, or whole wheat couscous.