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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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9/6/12 6:50 P

You shouldn't be worried about all fats, healthy fats are essential to our diet and can actually aid in weightloss as well as complete a balanced diet. Fats such as monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3s. You want to avoid trans fats and saturated fats, they're the bad ones.

That said; if you're looking for high protein... fish, (tuna), chicken, eggs, yogurt (particularly greek), legumes, nuts, cottage cheese, soy beans, shellfish and lentils.

I get my healthy fats from olive oil, salmon and almonds mostly. Looking to start introducing some flaxseed into my diet.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/6/2012 (18:56)

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JENMC14 Posts: 2,766
9/6/12 3:02 P

I agree with DanielleMarie to look at what you're eating and what does it lack. Some vegetables are higher in protein than others, so perhaps switch out lower protein veggies for higher ones. Are your protein sources now higher in fat? Switch to lower fat options. Although, as someone previously said, some fat is good.

My typical protein sources are yogurt (Greek or regular), lowfat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheese, eggs/egg whites, chicken, lunch meat, shrimp, ground turkey, beans.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
9/6/12 2:42 P

As you include more whole foods and less processed foods in your diet you will find that getting the protein you need is not difficult at all.

The question isn't really, "which foods have more protein?". Rather, the question is, "what are you eating that lacks nutrition?". Those foods are crowding out your macro- an micro- nutrients.

Most foods are not "a protein" or "a carb". Most foods are a combination of carbs, protein, and fat. Processed foods, however, are stripped of both macro- and micro- nutrients and often offer much more sugar or fat than is needed.

Veggie love in action:

"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."

SOCAL_LEE SparkPoints: (43,325)
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9/6/12 2:11 P

Dairy: Nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurt; part-skim mozzarella or other reduced fat cheese (but I find eating full-fat cheese is much more satisfying!); lowfat cottage cheese.


Chicken or turkey (white meat).

You do need some fat in your diet and it will help keep you satisfied longer, so I'd say nuts, too, in reasonable portions.

LKOLECI1 SparkPoints: (4,679)
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9/6/12 1:30 P

Can anyone give me some examples of protein that are low in fat please? I don't seem to be getting enough in my daily diet.

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