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Increase Protein



When I hit a plateau, I try to increase my protein intake and limit carbs...just for a day or two. It's always worked so far!

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  • Yes, up the protein and lower the carbs for 2 to 3 days, and eat foods with high a concentration of water. Sample:
    Breakfast - 1/2 Cup: "All Whites" egg whites with green pepper or mushrooms about 100 calories
    Snack 1 cup of Watermelon ( Lowest in carbs )
    Lunch: Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread at 35 Calories a slice with 2 slices of Borden's Fat Free American Cheese (50 Calories)with mustard and Lettuce, cucumber slices and 10 grape tomatoes
    Snack: 1 cup of Nestle's Fat Free Hot Cocoa
    Dinner: 1 Pork Chop, 1/4 head of steamed cabbage, 1 cup of green beans steamed, 1 Mott's no sugar added applesauce.
    - by SUNSHINE6442
    I just used this and broke out of the plateau I was in for months, lost 8 pounds and 4 inches in under two months...isn't it great having a plan to fall back on, this is great and thank you for sharing it.

    Linda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - by LADYMOONWILLOW
  • I have noticed that i don't have as many cravings when i plan some good protein (lean meat, beans) - by IMREITE
  • I have heard about this from the folks at my gym. I have been trying to drink a protein shake within 30 minutes of my last rep during workouts, or go home and cook up 3 egg whites. I do believe this works, I just need to be more committed to doing so. - by DSADOWSKI2
  • Absolutely right Protein helps stabilze my overnight blood sugar also. I have small night time snack of protein before bed and the dawn phenonemon is reduced. If I do not it will be higher at 4am. If hunger strikes I reach for meat or refigerated Garbanzo beans I love them, never ate them till this year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - by NORASPAT
  • It works for me, too. Nice to find another Sparker feeling the same!
    Andreas, Greece
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  • Works for me, too! After beginning to count carbs and increase protein, I've been amazed at just how many carb grams I was I feel much better, much less hunger, and went from a fasting glucose of 101 to a fasting glucose of 74. I did this to lose weight. Interesting side effect: The joint and muscle stiffness and aching I've battled for 10 years...took mountains of ibuprophen, celebrex, and aleve... all gone. Just gone. I haven't changed anything except my diet. - by GRANDMA0627
  • I have really noticed a difference in my hunger level when i switched to nuts as a snack - by CRAIG1030
  • Yes, protein provides more satiety for me than just focusing on fiber. I've been trying this a few days and notice I'm less hungry. - by JUSFOLK
  • My nutrition page always tells me I don't get enough protein so I'm going to give this a try

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  • I've found this works like a treat. My scales refused to budge for a few weeks so I tried the low carb /high protein diet for three days. Sure enough the weight is shifting again. I've found this is a great way to overcome my Friday night eat out meal too. Low cabs on Saturday. - by ROXYW62
    I'll give it a try, I have been stuck at the same two numbers on the scale for 4 months. thanks - by STARHUSKY
  • I'm going to try this. I have been on a plateau for about two months now and I really need to see some progress! Thanks for the idea. - by FRENCHTOSD
  • BEARBOY921
    Thankyou for the advice. Today at Target I was starving so I opened a thing od Turkey and at have of the container about 4 oz. Filled me up and I was good to go. I try to eat Turkey everyday no bread just turkey I love it. Smoked is great. - by BEARBOY921
  • interesting, I'll give it a shot! - by DMGODDESS
  • That's interesting. I have never thought of that but I am going to have to try it.

    emoticon - by ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE

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