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5/7/13 1:47 P

There are alot of great suggestions made. Do you eat chicken or fish? In the beginning of my journey I would have a protein shake every day. Now I have a better knowledge of healthy nutritious foods so I only have a protein shake when I have not met my daily protein intake.

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5/7/13 1:40 P

try muscle milk, they make a RTD shake and sell the powder as well

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5/7/13 10:33 A

I like to do salads with a little grilled chicken. Keeps the carbs down and the protein up.

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5/7/13 7:11 A

Lots of great answers.

I'd dispute the Oikos yogurt with the junk on the bottom; but that's personal.
I wonder when it says 'fruit preparation' not real fruit - and then when I look at the ingredients . . . eek!! Mostly sugar.

Anyway; that's an aside. I stick with the basic Greek yogurt (with as few ingredients as possible) and add it to whatever I'm eating, or add real fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds, or whatever I wish to it. The possibilities are endless as your imagination.

What about egg whites (if you don't want the whole egg, which is abundantly healthy).
You could cook them up like a tortilla, and use them to wrap a sandwich - extra protein all in a handful.

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5/7/13 6:55 A

All good answers. I am not a huge smoothie fan, but I did find some protein powder that is not objectionable to me, Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder by Omega Nutrition. I only made one smoothie but I usually eat it in my morning oatmeal or in yogurt. It's seems to fill me up for a while; probably because of the protein. Good luck to you.

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5/7/13 6:05 A

I am a vegetarian that does not consume soy for health reasons. I have been getting my protein in by eating greek yogurt, legumes, quinoa & drinking protein powder in smoothies. There are many choices out there that are vegetarian friendly, but I prefer to stick with the vegan ones (hemp, brown rice & pea proteins). If you go to whole foods they have sample packs of several different varieties that you can try. Trader Joe's also has inexpensive options.

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5/7/13 3:38 A

Kashi GoLean cereal is a good source of protein and fiber. I also enjoy greek yogurt now, but it took a little getting used to. The best tasting brand I have found that has a smooth texture is Dannon Oikos, which comes in a bazillion flavors and is a good source of calcium and protein. Occasionally, when I don't meet my protein goal, I'll add a protein shake in after a workout, using soy milk and Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein powder. That also comes in a variety of flavors. Hope that helps!

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5/6/13 11:42 P

Are you a vegetarian?

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5/6/13 9:23 P

If you open your Nutrition Tracker it will be easier to provide you with some tips to hep you. What sort of carbs do you eat? Some have a good amount of protein added with them - like Yoghurt. Milk is another.

Other protein sources:
* Turkey
* Skinless Chicken
* Lean Red Meat
* Fish
* Hummus (my daughter turns beans into hummus too, because my little g/son doesn't like the texture of beans in their normal state
* Lentils (try adding them to casseroles
* Eggs
* Smoothies - use your favourite fruits and add milk, yoghurt and milk powder to the mix.
* Cheese
* Tempeh
* Tofu
* Wholewheat Pasta

* Avocado
* Olive Oil
* Rice Bran Oil
* Fish - dark fish is more oily and richer in Omega-3's

I am sure that with some experimentation you will find what works best for you.

Good luck

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 5/6/2013 (21:26)

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5/6/13 9:17 P

Could you do greek yogart?

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5/6/13 9:16 P

i found a protein powder i love - its Diesel Whey from New Zealand. usually i get more than enough protein daily from greek yogurt, kashi go lean cereal, poultry and my new fave edamame

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5/6/13 9:04 P

Since tracking my calories for the past 3 weeks I have been a little high on the carbs and a little low on the fats and proteins. Although I am doing significantly better on the protein and fiber than the beginning it seems tough to get this in each day. I need some suggestions that are easy. I don't eat nuts, except peanut butter and rarely eat beans, unless it's mixed in a soup or something. I don't really care for them. Should I use protein powder? If so, which is best?

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