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4/28/13 6:41 P

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Trying to eat protein sometimes over carbohydrates.

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4/27/13 10:41 A

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have a handful of nuts every day (watch the fat though).


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4/24/13 1:09 P

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Is there no nutritional guidance for this group? I'm a little disturbed by some of what I'm reading here.

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4/8/13 11:16 P

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www.rawforbeauty.com/blog/89-high-pr
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I hope this link works. :)

yay, it did. :)
I'm planning on getting chia, & hemp seeds to add to my smoothies and dehydrated recipes, also want to get spirulina and maca powder for the same things. I could eat spinach, broccoli, romaine, kale and avocados every day! Especially avocados!!! :)

as for the specific amount of protein in each, I don't know. I did do a comparison of chicken and broccoli. for the same number of calories (197) chicken had 29.8 g and broccoli 16.33 That's pretty good. :)

and this is a good article to read: www.nutrientrich.com/eat-for-health/
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3/26/13 9:30 P

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I typically do pretty well in getting my proteins in. I eat an omelet in the morning with 2 egg whites and 3 Tbsp of egg substitute. The cheese I use has 4 grams of protein to add to the mix. Then I will have greek yogurt or soy milk smoothies as a snack, packing in more protein. I then will have a a stir fry or salad packed with high protein vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, spinach, kale, and cauliflower. Sometimes I add a glass of soy milk or flax milk to my lunch. For an afternoon snack I may have some nuts or veggies with greek yogurt dip, hummus (made with greek yogurt) or guacamole. Finally for dinner I will have something like a veggie dog or burger, tofu noodles with fresh pasta sauce and veggie pepperonis, or any other tofu or soy alternative. I also like to snack on tofu jerkey, kale chips, seaweed snacks, and Luna protein bars when I'm on the go.

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3/25/13 4:53 P

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This is the same problem that I am having.

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3/25/13 4:41 P

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I am still short on protein most days. I have started making hard boiled eggs, add one for a snack, also have added a cup of low fat milk extra and Greek yogurt. I too am eating smaller meals and snacking - eating 4-5 times a day. Oh, I also try to eat a tablespoon of nuts (almonds) daily. But still short on protein, according to food tracker.

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3/25/13 4:32 P

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I continually fall short in the protein category. What are good protein sources?

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3/24/13 12:25 A

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I like to drink Kefir shakes which contains a decent amount of protein. I mix 1 cup of Kefir, 1 or 2 Tbs. Wheat Germ, 1 or 2 Tbs. Ground Flax seed, 1/2 banana, 1/2 Tbs. either honey or pure maple syrup - both natural sugars and prebiotics, and 1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries. That mixture together has a grand total of 25 grams of protein which is pretty good.

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3/23/13 9:42 P

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tuna

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3/23/13 12:36 A

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I have a lot of trouble getting enough protein too. I try to eat a balanced diet but I have a tendency to fall short in the protein category. I eat a lot of nuts and yogurt. I also love tuna steaks and eat a lot of chicken. I don't want to drink protein shakes and I hate eggs and milk.

What can I do?

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3/22/13 10:28 P

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I'm not a huge honey fan, but mixed in greek yogurt I don't notice it and like the taste it adds. I do like boiled egg on 12 grain wheat bread for breakfast and I do not add butter to the bread even if I toast it which allows a little extra fat to spare for the yogurt with honey or fruit added.

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3/22/13 8:32 P

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My protein breakfast, most of the time is 1 cup Trader Joe's Non fat cottage cheese, 2 large TB. non fat yogurt & 1 TB Trader Joe's Strawberry fruit spread (no sugar etc. delicious!) It reminds me of cheese blintzes. I love it! It IS a little high in sodium, so I watch it, later in the day! emoticon

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3/22/13 4:57 P

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I agree with SeeingClearly about the Greek yogurt, but instead of Stevia you could use a little Honey or Pure Maple Syrup because both are more natural types of sugars and are prebiotics which help you process the yogurt - probiotic even better. Bananas, also a prebiotic, is a good addition in the yogurt also (1/2 banana cut up).

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3/22/13 3:51 P

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I have found beans are a good source of protein, without a lot of calories or fat.

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3/22/13 2:27 P

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I completely despise non-fat cheeses, but I actually prefer most reduced-fat cheeses over their full-fat counterparts, as it's too rich for me now to be used as more than a garnish. I do like non-fat Greek yogurt and skim milk though. The funny thing is that when I joined Sparky (already in maintenance) the first thing I discovered was that I wasn't eating enough fat! By eating a single whole eggs most mornings and some almonds in my afternoon fruit and yogurt snack, I hit my 25% fat target most of the time (I aim for a 50 carb/25 protein/25 fat nutrient split)

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3/22/13 2:19 P

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I have the opposite problem, too much protein,,,,,,turkey burger,,,,buy the 95/5,,,160 cals/30 protein,,,,,,plain greek yogurt with pkg of stevia,,,,,100 cals/18 protein!......there you go!....

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3/22/13 1:35 P

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I agree, low fat cheese is plastic. Cheese requires fat to be - well - cheese. Stating that, you can get lower fat cheese that is tasty, like Laughing Cow Light or Babybel Light. In terms of yogurt, I always hated no fat yogurt, however, if you read your labels, you can find plain no fat yogurt that is very filling and tasty. Keep an eye on the number of protein, as not all is the same. Source Yogurt has very low protein levels. Some folks in my diet group, they take 1/2 Source Yogurt and mix it with 1/2 Greek Yogurt, it elevates the protein while keeping the fat and carb load down. I eat Co-op brand No Fat Plain ogurt that doesn't have any additives. As for meat, it's a matter of being picky on the cuts, purchasing only the leanest cuts and if you have meat with fat, trim it all off. Tuna is not that high in fat, it's what you use to mix with it, if having from the can. Fish tend to be low in fat, it's all in how it's processed. Almonds are a bit higher in fat, it's a "good fat" and you just have to be strict on your portions. Beans and legumes are also high in protein and lower in fat. Good luck with it all.



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3/22/13 11:59 A

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I eat breakfast before I do anything else in the morning. I don't know how people go without it! Interesting that the timing of your meals seems to help. I'll have to keep an eye on that. I'm trying to eat mini-meals/snacks at regular intervals which seems to help. Thanks!

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3/22/13 11:57 A

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That sounds like a great breakfast, especially if you can cook the eggs ahead of time. Never thought of that! Thanks!

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3/22/13 11:49 A

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My nutrient breakdown has been much better since I started eating an egg sandwich for breakfast instead of oatmeal. I cook the egg into a flat patty in one of those tiny frying pans. That goes onto a whole wheat sandwich thin with a slice of reduced fat cheese. A quarter cup of skim milk in my tea and half an apple complete my breakfast. I prepare ahead by cooking 5 egg patties on the weekend and nuking for 30 seconds while the bread is in the toaster.

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3/22/13 11:25 A

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emoticon IT's hard but somehow you will work it out!

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I find eggs to be very filling and relatively low in calories. Chicken breast and white fish also. Shrimp can be filling and not too high in calories. Add lots of veggies with your protein so smaller amounts fill you up. At least that's what works for me. Best wishes for your success!

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I feel your pain and am in the same boat. I met with a dietician last summer to talk about just that - how to manage eating less while managing symptoms of hypoglycemia. Two of the take a ways that I have found to be the most helpful were: 1) eat breakfast within 45 minutes of waking up (this has helped my blood sugar and my temperament in miraculous ways); and 2) combine foods to get your biggest bang, which includes eating a protein with every meal or snack. I eat eggs and veggies most days for breakfast, which keeps me filled until about 11am, and then I will eat my lunch (which is normally leftovers from the night before), and have a snack in the afternoon, and dinner when I get home. The change in what time I eat has made a tremendous difference and making sure I eat some form of protein (nuts, cheese, plain greek yogurt, beans or legumes, etc.) combined with a fruit or vegetable with every meal or snack. Hope you find this helpful!

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Hi, everyone! New to the Team and Spark in general.

One of my biggest problems is that I have trouble with low blood sugar and so I need a lot of protein throughout the day. All the protein sources I eath (meats, cheeses, tuna, yogurt) contain lots of calories and fat. I can't stand low-fat cheese, etc. and don't want all the junk they put in 'low fat' products either. What other options are out there?

Krista

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