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Congrats on the twins! I'm an Army wife so I know some of what you are going thru in other aspects! As far as protein, have you tried some protein powder? You can make smoothies for a fast snack or even mix it in with other things you bake or cook to get more protein that way. Also, as far as grains I only use whole wheat grain now. Although I have tried Bulgar Wheat (cook it like rice) and its pretty good, also you could try Quoina? I havent tried it but I heard its very good!
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Hi I am slow in the process of eating clean but want to learn more, i am cooking a lot more and reading labels all the time.. my weakness is fast stuff from trader joes.. my goal is 50 lbs gone by x-mas 2010. thanks, zozo
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As for getting extra protein, you might look into chia seed and hemp seed. They are both very protein rich and can be eaten on their own or added to things like yogurt or oatmeal.
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I like to do most of my cooking on the weekend and stock my fridge and freeze with the foods we need for our lunch boxes and for our dinners after work. For instance, I will bake 12 chicken breast, put half in the fridge for us to chop up into salads, have on a sandwich or to have with a side dish for dinner. We have tilapia about three nights a week, so I do buy the already marinated individually wrapped ones, so we can just pull out what we want when we want it. I bake whole wheat scones and bran muffins on the weekend and have them as our grab and go to be paired with some yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Congratulations on the twins!!! What a blessing!
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i am big on menu planning (so much that i started my own team on spark called Menu Planners)....if you plan out your meals a week ahead of time, it really helps you sit and think those processed foods and meals out of the way....
also, gives you a macro (weekly view) vs a micro (daily view), which is critical in making sure you don't over do your calories and that your food are from a wide variety of sources....
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I am getting back on the weight loss road after giving birth to twins 3 weeks ago
I have been trying to count calories and lose weight the way I did before the twins were conceived but it just isn't working for me now. I have 4 children under 6yrs old and seem to be in perpetual motion these days.
I am hoping that I can cut out all the processed junk and then not need to calorie count in the future. I mean I didn't get into this position by binging on fruit :)
I am breastfeeding and need lots of protein but hate red meat so any ideas on that front are appreciated. Right now I mainly have chicken, ground turkey, dairy, beans and eggs. Also all the grain options are confusing for me. What are your favorites and how do you use them??
Thanks in advance for any help! :)
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