Not enough protein in our diet will slow your ability to lose weight. Proteins are used every single day to keep your body going. Because they are used to develop, grow and maintain just about every part of your body – from your skin and hair to digestive enzymes and immune system antibodies – they are constantly being broken down and must be replaced.
If you can’t eat two servings of either – meat, fish, chicken or egg per day, then take one tbsp. of whey powder in a smoothie.
HOWEVER you can get all of the protein you need from Fruits and Vegatables, you need protein but you dont need much. Eat a healthy diet and you WILL have enough protein.So you dont need to eat any meat, chicken or fish to have enough protein or to be totally healthy.
The big push (fad) about needing so much protein is marketing/media/advertising from companies who produce protein powders and the like – its a scam.
Be sensible people generally no one is deficient in protein if they eat vegetables and fruit everyday. Which of course on the hcg diet you do.