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LUCIG12 SparkPoints: (14,646)
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4/17/13 12:37 P

I have had the same problems! I was worried that if I tried eating more protein I would be over in calories at the end of the day. But it turns out protein actually keeps you fuller and kicks those cravings throughout the day. Here are a few of my favorite protein options:
dry roasted edamame
lite string cheese
lite cottage cheese
dried salted seaweed
spinach (try it as a salad with some lite dressing- you can eat a ton and the only real calories are in the dressing!)
greek yogurt (yoplait's 100 cal version has less sugar than other brands)

and a little protein with every meal!
I hope this helps :)

4/16/13 11:57 P

thanks all of you for your input, I see I am not the only one surprised when logging in your intake. Hope this is the first and last seizure you ever had and Thanks for the good sources of protein. I have been doing better. I love Spark People

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (257,112)
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4/14/13 4:50 P

I'm sorry to hear that you had a seizure - not a nice experience!

Good sources of protein are:
Fish - fresh and canned
Lean Meat
Dairy Food
Beans - Red Kidney Beans, Baked Beans, Black Beans are VERY handy to have in the pantry
Pulses - Red Lentils are a quick cook and good source of protein and fibre
Soy (Milk, Tofu)
Chick Peas,
Bread - BUT check the Nutrition Labels - I get a very high fibre/Protein but low fat/sugar/sodium one - It has soy, linseed and chia seeds in it.

I hope that that seizure was a 'one off' and you aren't troubled by them again!

POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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4/14/13 2:56 P

I recently had a seizure, and my albumin level was low. A nutritionist in the hospital said I needed to ingest between 100-110 grams of protein per day. I haven't done it yet. It's so hard. Need suggestions for getting that protein up, if you would be so kind. Is quinoa actually good?


4/13/13 7:51 P

I love quinoa 27 G protein good carb and protein

RNSACHT1 SparkPoints: (563)
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4/13/13 7:13 P

I drink whey protein powder daily!!!! Great way to get your needed protein!!!!!

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
4/13/13 2:06 P

Eating protein with every meal has really helped my regulate my blood sugar and keep cravings in check. It takes longer to digest so you stay full longer and it also takes more calories to digest. I had problems with waking at night with hunger, but that stopped once I started eating a light snack with protein before bed.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
4/13/13 8:18 A

as others have said and agreed, tracking is beneficial in looking at how you're doing.

If you just eat mindlessly and then look at what you've done for the day - often you'll find it unbalanced (at least I often do).

Prior to this; I'm sure I would have been over the top on carbs; with protein way down there to an almost negligible amount, unfortunately.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (257,112)
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4/12/13 11:07 P

Previously to tracking, and altho' I knew I was eating a low fat diet, I didn't realize HOW low until SP came into my life. I had to work diligently to up it - I was often not even meeting 15g in a day.


BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
4/12/13 9:25 P


When left to my own devices, I am chronically short on protein. When i first started journalling back in January, I'd find most days I would be around 40-50 grams tops, even after trying really hard to choose good protein in my meals. But... on 1200-1550/day (and I stay at the low end most days), it's really challenging, especially if you aren't eating a lot of meat. Takes a lot of calories worth of beans grains and dairy to get 60 grams of protein! Anyways, over the last 3 months or so, having been so much more mindful of the protein thanks to the journalling, I'm finding that most of the time I'm getting my minimum 60 now without too much trouble.

4/12/13 8:26 P

I have found that when reviewing my program that I am not getting enough protein so it is very adventageous to track your food for weight loss and finding out your bad eating habits.

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