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DRAGONCHILDE
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3/28/13 10:40 P

Actually Becky, her page is private. :) She may have you friended.

Vanessa, if you'd like, you can share your page temporarily, get the feedback you need, and turn it private again. Unless you have your actual last name and other personally identifiable information, it's unlikely that someone could find you based on a first name search.



DIETITIANBECKY
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3/28/13 8:40 P

Maybe I am missing something....but your sparkpage is already public. Is there private information on your nutrition tracker???

SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becky



CO_VANESSA
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3/28/13 3:20 P

Well, I'm not going to make my page public - not because I don't like my fellow Sparkers but because I don't want someone randomly searching me on the internet and finding this page. I use my real name in my handle. emoticon

I'm going over about 7-12g a day. I'm limited to meat, nuts, fruits (some), veggies and eggs. I've been eating a lot of eggs and meats. I TRY to stick to lean meats - chicken and turkey but it gets really old, really fast so I will have bone in pork chops and steak about once a week to change things up. I suppose with the Paleo diet, I'll have to either stick to lean meats or go over my desired fat grams.

I can have limited amounts of yogurt so I'll try the Greek yogurt - thanks for the tip.



KKKAREN
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3/28/13 10:57 A

I would go for fat free milk



ALGEBRAGIRL
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3/28/13 9:35 A

Look at a list of the meats you commonly eat. They will likely be well-fortified with fat. That's the thing about meat! I have recently been eating the leanest meat (probably once a week) that I could find: skinless, boneless chicken breast. It's lean, very lean. A cup of poached chicken breast meat, no skin, has 4 grams of fat and 1 of those grams is saturated fat. And that's the leanest I could come up with!



DIETITIANBECKY
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3/27/13 8:09 P

I too encourage you to make your nutrition tracker public so we can give more helpful suggestions. Paleo usually scratches beans and dairy. This leaves meat, fish, poultry, nuts/seeds and eggs. You would want to use lean meat options. What are your current higher fat food selections.

SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becky



KYLAR_STERN
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3/27/13 7:17 P

Spark reccomend 30% of total intake come from fats. I actually fall short of that number most days and I eat a minumum of 150g protein which is more than the 20% spark says. Carbs are what I personally have to limit. Unless you're only idea of protein is a T-bone steak I don't see much of a problem. Chicken breast is cirtually all protein. Dark meat chicken and pork chops are about 7g fat with 20g protein per 4 oz. Modest cuts of steak are 10g fat and 16g protein. Why are you going over on fats? Its normally not because of meats (unless like I mentioned its the very nice cuts of steak or something)



LOVEMOUSE82
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3/27/13 6:44 P

Chobani nonfat plain yogurt. My favorite!!!!!!

Egg whites maybe? Not a fan so I don't know much about how much protein you would get from them.

1 can of starkest tuna in water is 100 calories 2 grams of fat, and 20 grams protein.

I also like life choice protein bars. 20 grams of protein 190 calories (and oh shoot I just ate the last one today so I don't have the box in front of me, but I don't think it has any unreasonable amount of fat)



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/27/13 5:53 P

It would be difficult to provide specifics on how to tweak your diet without knowing what you're eating. :) Since your Sparkpage is private, we can't see your trackers.





CO_VANESSA
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3/27/13 5:50 P

How does one keep the fat content down when they are trying to increase their protein intake? I'm just curious because I'm trying a bit of a modified "Paleo" diet and it just seems that I consume more fat grams than necessary. With the Paleo, legumes are not allowed so that was one idea I had that was thrown out. Thoughts? Ideas?



 
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