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Why Protein Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Why Protein.

Why Calories Are King

1. What is the most common misconception about calories? I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But...  Read more

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body...  Read more

Divine Desserts for One

It’s happened to all of us: The 13 x 9 pan filled with brownies calls to you. ''Eat me!'' it pleads. You comply and take a sliver. And then another. Then another. Suddenly, half the pan has disappeared and even the dog is judgin...  Read more

Can Meal Replacements Save You From Bad Decision Making?

In a 2007 study, Dr. Brian Wansink, professor and Director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, discovered that making healthy food decisions isn't just a one-and-done deal. In fact, according to his report, the average person makes more...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

Why does walking on a treadmill burn less calories
Updated 7/29/2016 10:15:03 PM

Why does walking on a treadmill burn less calories than an actual walk? It's too dang hot outside for a walk...  Read more

Why does drinking water give me a sore throat
Updated 7/29/2016 7:52:52 PM

Why does drinking water give me a sore throat...  Read more

Why are there points here on chat but not on frien
Updated 7/29/2016 8:57:42 AM

Why are there points here on chat but not on friends feed. Being friends and adding that support is huge. Thanks to all that leave me comments there and on my profile. You are all my Heros!!...  Read more

Need a good list of protein options to add to my d
Updated 7/28/2016 8:52:01 PM

Need a good list of protein options to add to my day! Often find I am not eating nearly enough protein!! Thanks in advance for your thoughts! #protein...  Read more

Why can't I get my food cravings to go away
Updated 7/28/2016 8:05:06 PM

Why can't I get my food cravings to go away...  Read more

Skip the salad dressing....add some flavor!

Instead of using calorie laden (in the form of fat for creamy dressings or sugar for all the others), use hummus as your salad dressing. You will increase the flavor of your salad (that is why you use dressing anyway), and at the same time, bump up...  Read more

Eat some peanut butter!

Research has shown that people who eat nut butters often weigh less than those who shun them. It's likely that the combination of protein, fat, and fiber keeps you full, so you'll eat less overall. Whole nuts are effective, too: Purdue University res...  Read more

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  Read more

For a Good Night's Sleep, Try Steak

Out of all the nutrients, protein arguably gets the most attention—and for good reason. It's pretty powerful stuff. Its most important job is building and repairing muscles, which is why athletes and bodybuilders are so adamant about g...  Read more

Heavy Metal Protein Drinks?

A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of...  Read more

Why Protein & Casein Facts

Whey is produced after an edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or complex enzymes called rennet is added to milk for purposes of making cheese. During this process, the proteins in the milk, called casein, coagulate, resulting in a product bet...  Read more

Why Protein is Key for me.....

If there was a group called Carb-o-holics anonymous....I would probably be President! I love my carbs...I could eat pasta and bread for every meal. Of course this is probably how I got myself into this position in the first place! Oh well, you got...  Read more