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GOODYTUSHUUS's Photo GOODYTUSHUUS Posts: 39
8/12/10 9:30 A

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If your having trouble getting your protein met take a look at the shared meal trackers located on the Sparkpages of other members. Then pop in any potential foods into your tracker before you eat it. If eating that meal will not put you over your other goals then you've got a good solution. You're welcome to look at my tracker. I only need to shoot for 60 g, so two shakes throughout my day helps me meet my goal.

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8/12/10 8:22 A

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Thanks for the tip, I've been researching protein drinks/powders and my head has been spinning!

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8/11/10 6:48 A

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Thanks for sharing! I have been coming under my protein since I started so this might be a good idea for me!

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8/9/10 5:38 A

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Thanks for the heads up on the greek yogurt! I saw they make vanilla - I usually mix nf van yogurt with diced apple and pecans -- a great breakfast!

Most basic protein powders will give you 20 grams of protein per serving. I buy the Spiru-Tein at GNC. I am going to google it today to see if I can buy it online somewhere cheaper.

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PINKLIBRALADY's Photo PINKLIBRALADY Posts: 37
8/8/10 6:34 P

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I ordered sample packets of Spiru-Tein on www.luckyvitamin.com. That way you can try out different flavors without committing to buying a large can. Each packet is about $1.40 plus shipping, so very affordable.

As far as getting more protein in, yes, I eat meat as well. Also try Greek yogurt. I eat Chobani. It's relatively inexpensive, especially if you go to a place like Costco. It has organic ingredients, real fruit, zero fat and 14 grams of protein per 6oz of yogurt. Be careful when buying Greek yogurt though. Always check the nutrition facts because many varieties are extremely high in fat. Chobani or Yoplait have non-fat varieties that are pretty yummy.

"Only mediocrity escapes criticism."-John Steinbeck

"Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."-Abraham Lincoln

Eat, drink and be merry!


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HEALTHYWITHWW Posts: 94
8/8/10 8:34 A

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How much protien is in each serving and where do you find it? Sounds like a great fit for me!

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8/8/10 3:09 A

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I had discovered Spiru-tein recently as well! It is the best protien powder I have EVER had...I like to make fruit smoothies..any frozen fruit, some OJ and vanilla powder makes a great one. Also, put your leftover coffee in the fridge...then use it to make a mocha shake with ice and chocolate powder (sometimes I will add a little bit of milk). Good Stuff!

Even with the protien powder I'm finding myself under goal with my protien...and I eat meat! Does anyone have any tips to sneak more protien in?

youravon.com/kathylangan


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GOODYTUSHUUS's Photo GOODYTUSHUUS Posts: 39
8/7/10 5:14 P

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I understand completely about your breakfast plan. I tend to have a banana or an english muffin with a tbsp of honey on the muffin. As honey is an excellent low cal/fat source of carbs, I'll stir in another tbsp in my shake with 4 ounces of skim milk and 12 ounces of water. In the end, I have a breakfast with 322 cals, 48 carbs, 3 g of fat and 31 g of protein.

I've been using Gold Standard Whey protein for the same reasons. I'm already invested in four different flavors so I won't really need to buy more for a little bit, but I'll prolly jaunt along to the website you mentioned anyway. Thanks!

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PINKLIBRALADY's Photo PINKLIBRALADY Posts: 37
8/6/10 12:54 P

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Some of you may already know this, but I just wanted to share. I was at a local natural foods store last weekend and started browsing their supplement/meal replacement powders, and I found Spiru-Tein. It is a high protein "meal replacement" powder, but I use it to make a protein shake that I eat along with a little fruit or a piece of toast.

I got sample packets of the vanilla and strawberry flavors (both of which I mixed with 1 cup of light vanilla soy milk). I haven't checked fully, but I believe the kinds I tried were made from soy, rice, and other vegan protein sources. While I am not vegan (or vegetarian for that matter), I have been limiting my intake of dairy products, and these were just awesome. They have so many good ingredients including spirulina.

I thought these tasted great and didn't have that noticeable protein powder taste. I've also discovered they have TONS of flavors. Great way to add protein during breakfast if you don't want (or don't have time)to eat meat/eggs.

Just had to share this product! Here's their website so you guys can check out all of their products and see if you think they're a fit for your healthy lifestyle.

http://www.spiru-tein.com/index.asp

Lots of love,

Jody

"Only mediocrity escapes criticism."-John Steinbeck

"Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."-Abraham Lincoln

Eat, drink and be merry!


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