I have a hard time meeting the minimum requirement for protein intake...until I discovered lightly sea-salted edamame. 13g of protein per 1/4 cup!! Now it's part of my morning snack and I can pass on the nuts which are so high on fat. I can a slightly nutty taste from the edamame.
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For women, increase your protein intake to 75 - 100 grams a day to break thru a plateau. I was eating in the low 60's and had been at a plateau for 2 months. I increased my protein intake to this level and started losing again.
I'm an ex-vegetarian, and it is still hard for me to think of meat as an option. That meant my protein intake was usually a good 20 grams below the recommended amount. I decided to up my intake to 80-100g a day, and the awesome side effect has been almost completely eliminating my between meal hunger! Protein is your friend on this journey!
If you have trouble keeping your protein intake high enough and in the right proportion to your carb intake, try greek yogurt. It's much higher in protein than regular yogurt, has a smooth tangy taste, an be used as a substitute for sour cream and is available in flavors, too.
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