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Not Enough Protein - Help!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I seem to be having a hard time getting enough protein each day based on the recommended amounts. I seem to always be falling short or coming in on the low end. What are some good ways to add more protein without adding a huge amount of calories? I don't really care much for beans and nuts and overall I am a picky eater. I am not a big fish eater either. Does anyone have any suggestions? What has worked for you? What are some foods high in protein that I can add to my meals? emoticon
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  • ALYFITN
    First, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee problem (2/16/10). You can still do upper body and abdominal/core exercises, though, and I hope you do. The stability ball workouts on SP are very good.
    Second, I tend to be low on protein. My solution was to buy soy or whey protein powder at the health food store and add it to my grains. I especially use it in oatmeal and cannot even taste it is there.
    Good luck and God bless you!! emoticon
    3696 days ago
  • no profile photo CHERYL1105
    If I'm low on protein, I'll do a half a cup of low fat cottage cheese.
    3772 days ago
  • GOZEKIGRL
    I personally don't like protein shake mix, i prefer to buy pre-made shakes. there are some good brands out there, most stores have them. I use Myoplex by EAS. they have several varieties, the one i buy has 20g of protein and only 170 calories. I drink it for breakfast with a banana =D it's really helped me up my protein intake!
    3772 days ago
  • MYLIDDLEDALLAS
    Protein shakes & milk do it for me if I need to add last minute protein. I like the shakes from Trajer Joe's, not a lot of fat or carbs.
    3772 days ago
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