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12/19/13 3:30 P

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Tofu dogs are my favorite way of getting in protein. 50 cal a dog, but 7 grams of protein each. Plus they are only about 4$ for a pack of 6 (a big deal for me since I'm a college student).

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12/19/13 3:02 P

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As other users have stated, protein won't necessarily help you lose weight faster, but it can in some cases help control hunger, and for others with specific dietary concerns that involve blood sugar, keeping a type of balance between macronutrients can be essential.

As for what has protein, I would add soy here, if there's no allergy or intolerance to it. It has become a lot more creative than simply tofu and there are a lot of faux meat products, such as from Boca and Morningstar Farms that sell it. As noted, yogurt and cottage cheese, eggs, and other dairy products can be great sources of protein if you're a vegetarian and not a vegan.

Also Tempeh is high in protein and versatile. And while I'd rather encourage people to eat fresh sources, there is protein powder available in both whey and soy sources.



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12/19/13 2:10 P

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Cottage cheese and Greek yogurt are good non-meat sources of protein. Look for low-fat versions if you have trouble staying within your dietary fat goal.

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12/19/13 12:39 P

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Some ways to add vegetarian (not vegan) protein:

garbanzo beans (chick peas): roast 'em with some spices for a snack, make a soup, add them to your salad at lunch, or cook 'em up in the skillet with some veggies or fire roasted tomatoes.

goat cheese (my pref over regular)- add one ounce to your soups, salads, on a cracker, or just on the side

Nuts-add 'em to your salad, have 'em as a snack with some fruit

Most beans, really, to varying degrees. Make some bean chili or soup or just cook them in the skillet with veggies or tomatoes as mentioned with chick peas.

Nut butters are always a possibility too if you do nuts. I like raw almond butter.

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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (7,133)
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12/18/13 7:27 P

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Do you eat eggs and dairy?

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12/17/13 8:15 A

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protein is 4 calories per gram, so you cannot add protein without cutting calories somewhere else.

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12/17/13 6:28 A

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hey jen thank u soo much



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12/17/13 6:24 A

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Protein is a key nutrient and it's important to make sure you're getting enough, but it's not going to help you lose weight any faster than anything else. So as long as you're within the range that SparkPeople suggests on your Nutrition Tracker, you should be fine. Here's an article that gives ideas for how to meet your protein goals without meat:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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12/17/13 6:19 A

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hello freinds i m vegitarian please suggest how do i fulfill my protine intake without adding calories .as i m reading dat protine helps in faster weight loss



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