April 20, 2013

A Protein Rich Diet

As I work in beauty PR, I get to talk about beauty while working. In the office we share our latest finds and struggles, and landed on the topic of my hair... again. My boss kindly reminded me that the reason  behind my hair loss and thinning might be because of my lack of protein, as hair is basically contains up to 90% protein. When thinking about it, back home my parents spoil me with all kinds of yummy, healthy protein rich food, and while I'm still cooking rather healthy I'd say, it's still no whereas protein rich as my diet back home.

So when I had the chance, I immediately started researching on foods that are protein rich. I'm a big lover for skincare, but a bigger believer in skin food. Slapping all kinds of products on your skin may be nice, but treating the core problem always starts from within. Having orientated myself, now I know which kinds of food I need to stock up on next time I do my groceries. Below you'll find a list with protein rich food I would see myself eating on a daily base and hopefully it'll help one of you if you are struggling with a similar problem.

  • Turkey (and chicken) breast
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Low-fat mozzarella
  • Lean beef
  • Tofu
  • Beans
  • Eggs (especially egg whites)
  • Yoghurt 
  • Raw nuts

Call me silly, but before I thought that protein rich equaled fatty and weight gain, which is not true at all. In fact, it's very healthy and very diet friendly. If you're a vegetarian and are looking for a higher intake of protein, raw nuts are a great source of protein in your case. Fingers crossed changing my diet will result in getting my thick and voluminous manes back again.

Is your diet protein rich and will you be more conscious of protein rich food?




  1. So interesting!

    I eat protein with every meal, even snacks because it was advised to me by a dietary consultant & it's been working really well!


    1. Ooh I'll try to look into protein rich snacks :-). x

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  3. I study beauty therapy at college and really believe what you said about treating skin problems with what you eat. I also get what you say about your hair and lack of protein - I was a vegetarian for a while last year and my hair literally fell out in strands of three or four at a time!

    Also, I followed you on bloglovin! I was wondering if you could check out my blog, and if you like it maybe follow me back? :)

    megabeauty.blogspot.com xo

    1. Oh that's such an interesting subject - I'd love to follow that! Have been really well the past few days with lots of protein rich meals, hopefully I'll see some results soon :-). Thanks for following me hun, I'll definitely check out your blog! x


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