based on what you are eating i would say an accounting error is more likely the cause of your low protein than actual lack of protein. double check the info for each item that you are entering to make sure the info on the computer or paper matches the container you have in hand. if you are picking items that other users have entered, well, sometimes other users only enter calories or carbs or one or two other things, which sets all your info out of whack if you use that entry. beyond that, check around on other brands of yogurt to see if there is a higher protein one you could buy. have two eggs at your morning snack. have nuts, nut butter or cheese with your afternoon fruit.
Based on what you've indicated you eat typically, you're only about 10 g short. A glass of skim milk would put you at the recommended amount. If you switched from eating Chobani yogurt to a bowl of Kashi Go Lean with half cup of milk, you'd get 10 more g of protein. Depending on what veggies you're eating, you're getting protein there, maybe you could eat more high-protein veggies.
I've been tracking my food lately, and I'm not quite getting the minimum protein I need. I've tried figuring out substitutes and such, but feel like I've hit a brick wall.
I usually have a Chobani yogurt for breakfast. I eat nuts or a hard boiled egg for a morning snack. I have a sandwich, mostly, for lunch with two or three slices of turkey, or pastrami, or ham and some cheese (maybe american, swiss, cheddar). I usually eat some sort of fruit for an afternoon snack. Dinner usully consists of something with chicken and veggies. I've started adding one meal of fish during the week instead of chicken.
Sometimes I'll make chili, or a bean stew. Or if we do a mexican meal I'll have beans instead of meat.
I've just never been a meat person and could use some new ideas to spice up my eating life a little. What are your ideas? What are some of your favorite meals.
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