Protein is not evil.
Matter of fact, consuming enough protein will help boost your metabolism. A common misconception about protein is “there are too many calories in high protein foods, so I don’t eat much protein.”
Wrong. Ladies, a good place to start is with around 150 grams of protein per day, Guys, start with around 200. Get your protein from lean meats, eggs and the like. Just make sure most (if not all) of the foods you consume do NOT come in a box or a bag.