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BRENNA84
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12/17/12 2:53 P

thanx. I appreciate it.



MICHELLEXXXX
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12/17/12 12:54 P

I think you're doing great Brenna.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 12/17/2012 (12:54)


BRENNA84
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12/16/12 6:27 P

thanx all. I know my eating records aren't the best at all. I am DEFINITELY a work in progress. thanx.



MICHELLEXXXX
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12/16/12 11:18 A

I would replace the cocoa and bread in your diet with whole, unprocessed foods such as fish, eggs, olive oil, non-starchy veggies, and low-sugar fruits.



RUSSELL_40
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12/16/12 9:58 A

Why not just eat the 3rd egg you were eating. I eat 6 XL eggs a day, and I am losing weight. Eggs are nature's perfect food. Egg whites/ substitute are nasty ( imo ).

I would suggest cutting the extra calories from some other food source. You need a certain amount of protein, and then you get your fuel from fat, or carbs. Whichever one you are using primarily, cut out the 70 calories from that ( in your case .. carbs ). It should be simple.

Your trackers show you had 300 calories of ice cream. If you had 1/2 of that, you could add 2 extra eggs, and not have any more calories, so you could still lose. That fixes 2 days, and with other similar cuts a few days a week, you could add back in an egg a day, and get enough protein.



Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 12/16/2012 (10:05)


ROMEOSMOM27
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12/16/12 9:17 A

I put protein powder in my breakfast shake and my carbmaster yogurt for lunch.

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DIANAS
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12/16/12 8:56 A

I make egg-white omelet out of 4-5 egg-white for protein boost, it's about 70 calories per portion and about 20 g of protein. For sure it doesn't get in the way of weight loss, I sometimes prepare it several times a day.



RUNNING-TURTLE
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12/16/12 8:21 A

I struggle daily with not getting enough protein. Egg's are an easy way to add to it. But also nuts or seeds, even beans as well are good for that. Good luck.



SUNSHINE6442
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12/16/12 7:38 A

Pumpkin seeds are especially high in protein, unsalted

Pepitas
They have a nutty flavor and a touch of pumpkin's sweetness. They are high in phosphorous and are a good source of magnesium and zinc, iron and copper. 1 Ounce has 8 Grams of protein making them a smart snack or salad addition. Pepitas are already shelled.
Find them in the Spanish section of the grocery store or at Walmart near the produce.

Parm and Romano cheeses are also a source of protein. Barley has good protein...not bad at breakfast.
Flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds. Seasame Seeds have high fiber & protein



LOTUS737
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12/15/12 9:32 P

i need a higher protein percentage to feel satiated than the site recommends- my personal split targets 50% carbs, 20% fat, and 30% protein- I get where you're coming from! We do 1 egg + 1 egg white as our standard ratio in our house- why not try adding in other sources of protein as well? Greek yogurt, low fat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheese sticks/string cheese, lean meats if you eat those, lentils/beans, nut butters, etc! There are so many great options for additional protein!



KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/15/12 5:52 P

Maybe try some liquid egg whites? I scramble up one egg and 3 egg whites. Lots of protein and I still get the vitamins and minerals from the egg yolk.

Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 12/15/2012 (17:52)


MPLANE37
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12/15/12 5:25 P

If you are eating within your daily range of protein, you should be OK.

I find that when I am losing fat, a little bit of "manageable" hunger is inevitable. In the past, I survived on much less calories than I am consuming now, but even though I was eating much less, I was not getting hungry then, and my weight remained the same for a long time. The problem was that I could not exercise well, and my strength training was totally in vain because of eating too little, and my metabolism was too low (cold hands, unwillingness to get up and move etc). Now I eat much more, at about maintenance, but I can get hungry from time to time with a manageable hunger, not like hunger out of control (which sometimes happens anyway).



BRENNA84
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12/15/12 4:51 P

I recently went from 3 to 2 eggs whenever I eat eggs with a meal. that along with some extra exercise, I have broken my plateau (yay).

but on the downside - I'm sorta afraid that maybe my decreased protein is also making me crave things and I'm not feeling "satisfied".

I am feeling full but not satisfied.

like somethings missing and feelin still a bit hungry.

should I add in the extra ounce of protein?



 
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