Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
ROSA2K11 SparkPoints: (8,845)
Fitness Minutes: (21,710)
Posts: 318
6/22/12 11:03 A

I agree with Anarie's advice, but I like adding in a flavored shake (especially if I can mix it in with some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese) as an occasional treat. GNC makes a nice French Vanilla protein powder that blends well for me.

ANARIE Posts: 12,547
6/22/12 10:32 A

The protein requirement isn't just about protein. If you're coming in low on protein, you're probably also a little low on the vitamins and minerals that are found in high-protein foods. A powder isn't going to provide those things, so it's much better to add a glass of milk, some yogurt, an ounce or two of tuna or some garbanzo beans in your salad, etc. Even something like a cappuccino in the afternoon will give you that little extra protein, PLUS calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin D, B vitamins, and so on. Using a powder or shake because you're low on protein is kind of like eating a tablespoon of sugar because you're low on carbs-- it does technically put you in compliance with that one number, but it kind of misses the point of *why*.

MAGTASTIC103 Posts: 424
6/22/12 10:10 A

I like low-fat cottage cheese for a protein-rich snack or accompaniment to a meal. I know some people don't care for it though.

Edited by: MAGTASTIC103 at: 6/22/2012 (10:10)
KAREN_S642 Posts: 34
6/22/12 10:07 A

Hi everyone,

Lately I've been noticing that I'm coming in a little low on my protein requirements. Some days I'm struggling to hit even my minimum amount for the day (60g), but even when I do it's almost always on the lower end of the range. I've been considering supplementing with protein shakes and I thought I'd see what the general opinion on those is. I've had a couple before that I thought were completely disgusting, but tasted one recently that actually wasn't bad! I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on protein shakes - which ones are the best, and the best tasting, or if anyone has any suggestions for some lower fat/calories but high protein snacks, that would be great too!


Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Vitmans & Supplements - Knowing What To Take?? 4/20/2014 12:12:49 PM
Sleep deprivation and no hunger 1/19/2014 10:48:39 PM
can't seem to lose 4/25/2014 1:00:29 PM
Women should eat more than 1200 calories 2/23/2014 10:42:22 PM
Blood Pressure 2/19/2014 4:55:37 PM

Diet Resources: hang clean lift | hang power clean technique | hang clean max calculator