Yoghurt? Whey protein shakes? HIGH PROTEIN COOKIES??
None of this is what Tim Ferriss was talking about I'm afraid.
He means high quality protein, i.e. animal protein. If you're a vegetarian, then I guess you've got to do
the best you can with a restrictive system of eating.
I have a similar issue, in that I find it difficult to eat so much in the morning (which is how I landed here, looking for tips!) So, why do I have an issue with the above foods?
Fine if you can tolerate it, but dairy is a problem for most humans because of the milk
proteins which cause all manner of issues. We're not kids. We no longer need milk.
Exceptions to the rule seem to be hard cheeses, ghee etc. (grass-fed if you can get it). Cottage cheese has a lot of protein and is low carb, so if you're wanting to lose weight
and MUST consume dairy, it's not the worst thing you could eat. (and it's yum).
(2) Whey Protein Shakes.
Most are just clever ways of sucking money out of chumps. Why not just eat 'food'?
If you have to use them, then go for whey protein isolate, which is far superior.
(3) High Protein Cookies
Dumbest. Idea. Ever.
You may get your 30gm of protein for a handful of these stupid things, but it'll come
bundled with massive amounts of carbs and gluten. Not only totally undoing your weight-loss efforts, but you'll GAIN weight. Again, if you're following Ferriss' protocol and you want to lose weight, you need to avoid grains (inc. fake grains such as quinoa), sugars (inc. fruit initially) and most dairy.
Robb Wolf would suggest steering clear of legumes too.
Anyway, best of luck and keep going. I've done the Slow-Carb thing for 3mths and lost 20kg - and I did it in the most haphazard way possible (mainly because I couldn't afford all the food I had to eat - esp. the grass-fed stuff) and with no other exercise than walking (quickly) for an hour most days.