I also just printed this off as I have the same problem! Right now I'm having a ton of dental work done so chewing is difficult. Hence, I've backed off on dense meats and my daily protein has suffered. Thanks for the help!
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Here is some stuff on PROTEIN that I found on there. PROTEIN
What’s the deal with protein? You need it ladies, that’s the deal! It’s important to repair your body from your workouts and the daily stresses of your life. You body also uses protein to make hormones, enzymes, and other chemicals. Protein is an important building block of muscles, cartilage, bones, skin, and blood. Here are a few sources of protein that can be found on WebMD. While convenient, I would suggest that you don’t drink a protein shake every meal. While this provides wonderful protein, this may not satisfy your hunger due to how quickly the protein found in shakes will break down in your body. The same rule of thumb goes with protein from soy products. I suggest that every other meal your protein source comes from an animal product, peanut butter, or nuts.
Examples are as follows from WebMD:
Fish & Seafood Seafood is one of the best sources of protein because it's usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in fat but it is the heart-healthy kind: omega-3 fatty acids.
White-Meat Poultry Stick to the white meat of poultry for excellent, lean protein. Dark meat is higher in fat. The skin is loaded with saturated fat, so remove skin before cooking.
Milk, Cheese Yogurt Not only are dairy foods excellent sources of protein but they also contain valuable calcium. Choose skim or low fat dairy to keep bones and teeth strong, prevent osteoporosis and enhance weight loss.
Eggs and Egg Whites Eggs are one of the least expensive forms of protein. The American Heart Association says normal healthy adults can safely enjoy an egg a day.
Beans One-half cup of beans contains as much protein as 3 ounces of broiled steak. Plus, these nutritious nuggets are loaded with fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.
Pork Tenderloin This great and versatile white meat is 31% leaner than 20 years ago.
Soy Twenty five grams of soy protein daily can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Combine soy protein foods like tofu with a healthy low fat diet.
Lean Beef Lean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast. Lean beef is also an excellent source of zinc, iron and vitamin B12.
Protein on the Go Grab a meal replacement drink ( I drink EAS Advantage Shakes), cereal bar or energy bar. Check the label to be sure the product contains at least 6 grams of protein, and is low in sugar and fat
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Here are some tricks I have found useful for me. I put tofu in my smoothies. I have used protien powder as well but prefer tofu. I love having a snack of hummas and it goes well on veggies, pitas or on whole grain crackers. A handful of nuts once a day is a treat. Any nut butter on a banana is good, I consider nutella on a banana a yummy desert. Bbq a few extra chicken breasts up when you bbq and cube them or cut them in strips and through them on a salad. I've also torn apart some lunch meat and thrown them on salads and I love fat free feta and not only is it a good protien sorce but it is also very high in calcium. Swiss cheese is also the lowest fat cheese, I think because of all of its holes - lol. but you can also get it in lower fat versions and it is good.
Those are some of the protien tricks I like.
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I have been having a hard time getting enough protein in my diet...It seems like a tend to eat more carbs...They me be healthy and all but I am way off balance...Do any of you have suggestions with recipes etc. on how to add more protein in a yummy way?
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