Protein foods are not stored as fat cells. Normal cells throughout the body continually die and must be replaced. Protein foods make new cells in the body, and also contribute to muscle development. The more protein you eat, the more weight you will lose, because protein requires fat to metabolize; thus, protein prevents carbohydrate craving. Protein also gives you more energy. Examples of foods high in protein: all meats ( chicken, fish, beef, pork), dairy products ( cottage cheese, sliced cheese, cream cheese), eggs ( cooked any way you like),nuts whey protein products.