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6/15/19 11:30 A

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Greek yogurt is my go too if I’m short on protein.



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6/15/19 2:16 A

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One of my "Go To"s is the old standby: cottage cheese!! Love it; low carb, and you can choose the fat content. Peanut Butter is also a good protein boost, and check out hemp seed: healthy Omega 3's and protein. With the hemp seed, I also add some flax seed to my breakfast cereal for some extra fiber to better balance the carbs.

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6/14/19 9:17 P



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@FLORADITA There are loads of other good sources of protein:
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It may just need a little tweaking as in reducing a less nutritional food which has now or very little protein and adding a good protein source in it's place.

I also use Savoury Yeast (Nutritional Yeast) to some dishes which have cheese in it - it is loaded with essential nutrients and is strongly recommended for vegans (I'm not vegan or even vegetarian)

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6/14/19 3:00 P

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I love my carbs and struggle to eat enough protein. Not really a big fan of meat.

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5/26/19 12:45 P

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At times I do.



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,364
5/26/19 11:48 A

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" Anyone else having trouble getting all the protein in and not going over on fat & carbs?"
Nope.
Lean meats get in the protein with little fat and zero carbs.

What are you eating for protein that takes your fats and carbs (carbs? really?) over the limits?

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5/24/19 4:05 P

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Not at all. Chicken, shrimp, tuna, pork sirloin, egg whites... all proteins with little to no fat and carns

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5/24/19 3:44 P



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One simple thing you can do to get in more protein without over doing any carbs or fat is to eat more dark leafy greens. Think spinach, kale, swiss chard, artichokes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc.

Most people don't realize that veggies are loaded with protein.

As Popeye would say,"eats yer spinach".

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5/24/19 2:16 P

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Not usually.

Typically, if I'm too heavy on the carb side of life it's either because I've been eating out or just eating too much sugar or starch sides (like rice, mashed potatoes, etc.). I've found that the easiest thing for me to do is simple swaps - eating hummus with fresh broccoli instead of pita chips, eating cheese and carrots instead of cheese and crackers, pairing roast chicken with cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, using one slice of bread for a sandwich instead of two or even turning the sandwich into a salad, using Aldi flatbreads for a pizza crust, etc.

I don't worry too much about the fats, since the majority of fat in my diet is from plant sources (nuts, seeds, oils, avocado, etc.).

One thing that can help is to reliably choose lower-fat protein sources:
- Egg whites
- Grilled chicken breast (I grill mine without any oil on it, and it turns out great! The key is to let it rest in a covered pot for at least 15 minutes after grilling)
- Tuna (canned or pouch)
- Ground beef: Cook it fully, then add hot water, then drain and rinse the beef (catch the fat/water in a bowl, or the fat will clog up your drain! Dispose of the solidified fat in the trash). This will take 80% down to about 94% lean. It's a big lesson in how fatty that beef can be when you see all that solidified fat in the bowl!

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I don't.

If you enter meals into your Nutrition Tracker as you go you will see where you can tweak your food. It might be if you are needing more protein/less carbs you could eat some Greek Yoghurt with a piece of lower carb fruit (as an example, think berries) and forgo a slice of bread with butter/marg.

Or you could have some extra lean meat. If you eat potato, you can buy lower carb potatoes (also lower calorie) or reduce potato/pasta/rice and increase meat a little as well as veges like broccoli/carrots/tomatoes.

In time a tweak here and a tweak there and you will find that you are able to meet a healthy balance in no time. As far as the fat is concerned, I wouldn't be too worried if it is from healthy sources, such as Olive Oil, Avocado and nuts.

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5/23/19 9:52 P

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Hello all. I'm back on track with spark people. Anyone else having trouble getting all the protein in and not going over on fat & carbs?



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