For anyone who hopes to build a LEAN body with a killer set of abs, eating 5-6 small, protein-packed meals every day is a phenomenal way to do it. Here are 30 delicious, low-calorie meal ideas that rev metabolism (they’re thermogenic), build muscle mass, and keep the body fueled all day long — each of which comes loaded with 15+ grams of protein, sub 250 calories.
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