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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

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

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder

Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays...  Read more

Need to up my protein intake!
Updated 7/9/2014 3:31:03 PM

I'm having trouble getting enough protein during the day. I'd not a big meat eater. I eat mostly chicken and fish with a little bit of red meat every once in a while. Can anyone recommend some high protein foods/snacks I could try and incorporate int...  Read more

Why don't apples taste good anymore?
Updated 7/8/2014 2:14:08 PM

For several years I have found that apples are smaller and and do not taste as good as they use to. Is something happening to our apples? If anyone has any information about this, please share. Thank you....  Read more

Fruits and Protein Packed Snacks
Updated 7/7/2014 4:22:33 PM

Happy Monday! Me and my husband are going to West Africa for a mission trip in a few weeks. I went last year and took snacks since their is not much to eat their except for fish, chicken, french fries and rice. We aren't allowed to eat the vegetabl...  Read more

Pure Protein-Constant Popups
Updated 7/9/2014 11:45:52 AM

Can someone please tell me what I am doing here. Every time I try to enter a food in to the tracker in Internet Explorer 11, I get a full page popup for Pure Protein. I understand advertising keeps this site free, but this is way too much already....  Read more

Why is everyone so scared of fat?
Updated 7/8/2014 6:01:32 PM

I don't know, should I be? I've managed to gain and lose plenty of weight over my lifetime and I can honestly say, it's always been a combination of good and bad choices. It isn't always as simple as Taco Bell = Bad Choice = Gain Weight or Sala...  Read more

Motivational Quote

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can....  Read more

WEIGHT LOSS

WHY IS IT WHEN A PERSON GOES ON DIET,WHY IS IT THEY HAVE TO EAT 6 MEALS A DAY?...  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

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

Food on the Run: Taco Bell and Burger King

Last week, I listed several healthier menu options from two of the leading fast food restaurant chains for those times when you need or want to eat out with family or friends. Thanks to your positive responses, I am starting a new series entitled Foo...  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