non-fat greek yogurt, plain. fat-free shredded cheese (add to a salad), egg whites (mixed in a fruit smoothie) One thing to watch with protein is how much fat (fat gram is 9 calories, as opposed to 4 calories per gram of either carbohydrate or protein) sneaks in. You can hardly notice the fat is there, but it really jacks up the calories.
try your dark leafy greens. it may not show as much on your tracker and SP always is telling me that I am not getting enough, BUT the protein in dark leafy greens is something that your body can digest and convert easier than meat. i also get mine from nuts, seeds and nut butters as well.
Fitness Minutes: (1,325)
74 11/29/12 10:33 A
The #1 source of protein is meat. If you really want to up your protein, add two 3-4 oz servings a day. That way you don't get a bunch of carbs along with your protein.
Whole eggs, and cheese are okay too.
Fitness Minutes: (33,762)
5,088 11/28/12 11:33 P
My protein sources: greek yogurt, egg whites, protein bars, cheese, nuts, nut butters, 100% whole wheat bread, oatmeal, legumes and sometimes fish
Fitness Minutes: (3,563)
103 11/28/12 10:47 P
what about protein powder? I think thats my next step because my protein is always low.
Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 11/28/12 10:40 P
Greek yogurt is an easy snack idea to get protein. Anything dairy has a good amount of protein in it, so milk, cheese etc work too.
I get most of mine from meat, all my lunches and dinners have some kind of meat in them, usually chicken or pork, occasionally beef.
Fitness Minutes: (80)
3 11/28/12 10:35 P
Using the food charts has really opened my eyes.I didn't realize how many carbs I've been consuming.Now that I'm aware of it I'm reading labels.Unfortunately,my protein level is very low.Does anyone have any protein quickies they can share?Thanks so much!! Deb
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.