As to non-meat proteins:
- Good non-animal protein sources include legumes—beans, peas, and lentils—all of which
have virtually no fat.
- Use dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese sparingly, favoring low-fat varieties.
- Eggs are excellent (and economical) sources of protein but the yolks bring added
fat and cholesterol. People with cholesterol issues should consume at most two egg
yolks a week, others a maximum of five or six a week. No limit on egg whites.
- Fish and seafood are usually good choices, if prepared without too many added fats.