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KRISSYW33
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3/11/13 5:26 P

Wow, thanks for all the help!! I guess by bad I meant because it contains saturated fat. I love red meat!! But the fat content means that I have to limit my portions and sometimes that's difficult for me emoticon . I love avocados, so I will try mixing in some greek yogurt and Will try cottage cheese. Thanks again!! emoticon

Edited by: KRISSYW33 at: 3/12/2013 (00:25)


LUCKYNUMBER23
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3/11/13 1:18 P

What about eating nuts to get your protein in? Do you not eat meat? I also agree greek yogart and cottege cheese are good sources of protein.



IRISHFANUH87
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3/11/13 12:55 P

If you like milk I would add that your meals, that is a pretty good amount of my daily protein.



JENNILACEY
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3/11/13 12:52 P

I use it.

You can also try low fat, plain Greek yogurt. It's packed full of protein. It's multi purpose too, it works as a sour cream, salad dressing, in baking, dips (it's great mashed up with avocado), you can add it to oatmeal to make it creamier.

Cottage cheese is high in protein, low in fat. A bodybuilder/fitness model's protein of choice. You can put in oat pancakes, use in egg salad sandwiches in place of mayo, mix it with peanut butter, fruit, dark chocolate chips, use it in smoothies, in pasta.

Whole grains also contain more protein.

Some veggies are higher in protein than others: http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles
/vegetables-high-in-protein.php

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/11/2013 (12:56)


KFWOHLFORD
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3/11/13 12:49 P

As far as dairy products go, cream cheese doesn't contain a significant amount of protein. Better off having greek yogurt or cottage cheese, or reduced fat cheddar cheese. Or even hummus.




Edited by: KFWOHLFORD at: 3/11/2013 (12:55)


CLARK971
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3/11/13 12:47 P

i am going to agree with dragonchilde. if it fits in your range and you like it, what is so bad?

i eat things that others would probably consider "bad" but they fit in my ranges and it works for me.



MICHELLEXXXX
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3/11/13 12:42 P

Are you vegan/vegetarian?



VEG_GIRL04
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3/11/13 12:39 P

I agree with dragonchild that if it fits in your calorie/fat range - what would be bad about it?

My recent love is for Laughing Cow cream cheese.....Mmmmmm!



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/11/13 12:30 P

What do you mean, "bad choice"? Anything is find as long as you're counting it and it fits in your ranges.

I like neufchatel cheese; I used to eat it before I knew it was reduced fat.



KRISSYW33
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3/11/13 12:27 P

I have been falling short almost everyday with my protein quota. I have a Tbs of organic peanut butter every morning with breakfast. I also incorporate one to two servings of beans or chickpeas everyday. I have read that reduced fat dairy is a good way to get more protein. I like reduced fat cream cheese but is that a bad choice?

Edited by: KRISSYW33 at: 3/12/2013 (00:23)


 
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