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Protein, protein, whose got the protein?

Friday, September 14, 2012

So I've been doing the research and the consensus seems to be that, for women, 75 - 90 g of protein a day is called for - depending on if one is exercising or not. THAT is a lot of protein! I really really tried to eat as much protein as possible within my calorie budget, etc. and only got to 53 g! I suspect I've spent most of my life eating about 20-25 g per day. So.....this leads me to the conclusion that protein drinks/shakes are definitely in my future. One interesting side note is that the body can only use 30 g of protein in a sitting - so that 50 g protein bar? According to my research 20 g of that protein will be stored as........you guessed it.........FAT. Of course, I also found that if you look long and hard enough you can find research to support anything you want to. But for me......I guess I'll go buy a blender.
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ELAYNE39 9/14/2012 8:31AM

    Getting enough protein is important. If I don't get at least 90 to 100 grams a day I start to get what I call the beast. It's an unstoppable urge to eat. If I get the proein, I don't get that. I drink a protein drink every morning. I get it at Costco. It has 30 grams of protein and only 160 calories. Some protein drinks have a lot of sugar, so you really have to read the labels.

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