If you live an active lifestyle, you know just how important having an adequate amount of protein in your diet is. Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition, says to aim for “no more than 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal.” Langevin’s recommendation falls within the CDC’s for women ages 19 to 70 of an average of 46 grams of protein per day. Some women might even need double that amount if they’re trying to build muscle.
But how are you getting that protein? We all want to take care of our health and reach our goals, but there are some sources of protein you’re going to want to avoid along the way. Not all proteins are created equally, so we’ve rounded up the worst six that you should stay far away from or practice moderation with to stay on track with your weight loss goals.