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12/2/08 11:38 A

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I just wanted to jump in here and say emoticon emoticon to all of you. The topic was brought up and you have jumped in to make suggestions, offer support and discuss the subject. That is what the team is about, supporting each other. Keep it up!

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KAKE138's Photo KAKE138 Posts: 665
12/2/08 10:22 A

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Sounds painful, Sandi! I can't hardly drink milk either, not that I'm lactose intolerant or anything, but just the thought that it has pus in it....ick!! I just can't get that out of my head. LOL!

For other options, incorporate dark leafy greens into your diet which have calcium AND are good for you! Also, broccoli, fortified cereals and orange juice have a lot, as well as tofu and soy products.

Hope your hand is all better! :)

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5ANDIE's Photo 5ANDIE Posts: 42
12/2/08 4:08 A

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I broke my hand a couple years ago and had difficulty with it healing. At the time doctor told I needed much more calcium in my diet, drink several glasses of milk every day. I HATE milk! So I had to figure out another way.

I started to add dried skim milk to my coffee every morning instead of cream or artificial creamer. 1/3 of a cup is 30% of the daily requirement of calcium, 8 grams of protein, and only 80 calories. I found I could dissolve 2/3 a cup into a 12 oz cup of coffee. The bonus was that it tasted like cappuccino!

Coffee isnít the best choice of drinks; in fact Iím not even allowed to have it anymore, but I still get a lot of calcium in my diet using dried milk. If Iím using milk in a recipe Iíll add dried milk to the fresh milk. Iíll add some dried milk to my fresh milk in cereal, or add dried milk to hot cereals like oatmeal after cooking. My husband tells me that adding the dried milk to skimmed milk actually makes to taste richer, more like 2% or whole milk.

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WFUSINATO1 Posts: 902
11/25/08 8:16 A

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Thanks for the info. I noticed that almost every day I am lacking in protein when I do my nutrition page.

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KAKE138's Photo KAKE138 Posts: 665
11/24/08 11:54 P

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I posted a blog entry today about protein. It has a huge food list with how many grams of protein they contain.

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JENNYBC's Photo JENNYBC Posts: 33
11/24/08 5:06 P

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several people have mentioned the low fat cottage cheese. Another goal...transition to buying more of the foods I need to stay on track with my protein. It also might help as you say, for me to stay full between meals. thanks for the insight!

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11/24/08 4:25 P

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I struggle with the protein, too. The first week I was too low every day so I've been trying hard to get enough since then. (For me, lowfat cottage cheese has been really helpful). I definitely think getting enough protein helps me stay full between meals. It's been a lot easier to meet my calorie goals since I started concentrating on that. Good luck!

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JENNYBC's Photo JENNYBC Posts: 33
11/24/08 8:47 A

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thanks for the articles. the second one was particularly helpful in listing sources of protein. I am more and more aware that this journey will be about BALANCE...all the way around. I have tried several times to lose this weight but have never fully engaged in the process...blogging, journaling what I eat as well as exercise. I guess I felt I was "above" it intellectually and didn't need to be engaged with others through this. Well, in the words of Dr. Phil,"how's that been working for you?" Counting on full engagement to work this time and for you to see a new me by summer...if I can ever figure out how to get my photos to upload and not just pretty pictures! (ha!) Thanks again for the encouragement

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BABIE_JANE's Photo BABIE_JANE Posts: 19,723
11/22/08 9:51 P

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Here are some articles that might help with the protein question.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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JENNYBC's Photo JENNYBC Posts: 33
11/22/08 9:49 P

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not too much. it's all balance but i do not seem to be getting enough. if you look at your nutritional breakdoen as you track what you eat each day (it's below your list of what you eat and the initial fat/calories/etc) you can customize what you would like to see such as fiber, calcium, protein, etc. I am watching this t see if maybe my balanceis off and if that is why i cannot seem to drop weight even after tradking my calories and/or exercises. too much protein is like the atkins diet and whike it may work at first, there are health concerns in the long run. Your protein also has to be lean protein to balance your fat intake as these foods can be high fat to begin with. hope this helps some

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MAGA99's Photo MAGA99 Posts: 14,317
11/22/08 9:41 P

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So then we want to eat alot of meats (cooked healthy of course)?
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Edited by: MAGA99 at: 11/22/2008 (21:42)
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I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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JENNYBC's Photo JENNYBC Posts: 33
11/22/08 9:33 P

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generally, high protein foods are meat, fish, dairy and some beans. It's funny...I like those things, but I really find myself eating more fruits and vegetables that are not high in protein.

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MAGA99's Photo MAGA99 Posts: 14,317
11/22/08 9:20 P

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What r high protein foods.
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My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
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JENNYBC's Photo JENNYBC Posts: 33
11/22/08 4:54 P

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thank you for your post so far. I guess I was really surprised to see that I do not get enough of either thing in my diet. In a way, it is good t see this on many levels...for my weight loss but also because of the ramifications of later health. I have eaten protein shakes before and will try them again. If I make them with milk I would get both. I also added flax seed to get extra fiber. Actually, this can help me be conscience about changes instead of being in that stuck place that makes me so frustrated. Thanks again.

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11/22/08 4:30 P

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Calcium and protein are vital in this journey of weight loss and good health. In order to work more of both into my diet (I am not a huge meat eater), I add either a protein shake as a snack or a meal replacement product, such as meal replacement bars, or egg whites. The rule of thumb is roughly a replacement that consists of 15 to 26 grams of protein, 14 to 30 grams of carbohydrates, 140 calories or less and 2 to 8 grams of fat. For calcium, I take a supplement. Keep in mind that the body can only absorb a certain amount of a supplement so it is not always beneficial to find the "strongest" dosage as your body many not be able to use it.

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11/22/08 4:22 P

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Increasing your intake of veggies and decreasing grains, esp. processed ones will help. Try beans or a higher protein grain like Quinoa instead of rice or pasta, and then of course you can add low fat dairy to increase your protein AND calcium intake!

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11/22/08 8:47 A

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I have no idea. This same question has crossed my mind too (and concerning other nutrients). So glad you asked about it.

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11/22/08 8:20 A

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I am faithfully recoding calories, doing well with the challenges and even getting a little more exercise but the scale is not moving. I notice on the nutrition breakdown that I am lacking on protein and calcium almost everyday. Was wondering if anybody else has noticed this? What do you do for more calcium and protein in your diet? Did making these changes help? I do not want to go to the "no carb" or "all protein" route but was wondering if anybody had any advice. Thanks!

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