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On Protein Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for On Protein.

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder

Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

19 Portable Protein-Packed Snacks

When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a...  Read more

10 Perfect Protein Powder Recipes

Protein is an important component of any diet for satiety, muscle repair, and generating hormones and enzymes. Need a protein pick-me-up? These filling recipes are great for refueling after a workout--or anytime!    ...  Read more

To Feel Fuller, Fill Up on Protein

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone...  Read more

I need more protein and Vitamin D
Updated 4/24/2014 1:22:59 AM

I burned my esophagus the other day and it hurts SO bad. My doctor has me drinking viscous lidocaine with Maalox and children's antihistamine so that I can drink juices right now. Without it, it hurts to swallowed juiced carrot. Well, I have bee...  Read more

Carbs/Fat/Protein
Updated 4/23/2014 7:45:39 PM

So what do you guys do? Do you count calories? Do you low-carb it? Wing it? I am so confused - I've tried everything without much success. The one thing I do know, I have to really limit my dairy. I eat cottage cheese every mo...  Read more

Ideal Protein
Updated 4/22/2014 11:20:35 AM

I am new to Sparks and I am looking for others who are on Ideal Protein. I have been on for several months and I am 10 lbs from my goal. I did follow another forum setting but the folks on there are pretty nasty and not the most comfortable place t...  Read more

Too much protein?
Updated 4/18/2014 10:27:46 AM

Let me start this by saying that I recently had my blood sugar tested and the it came back really high. It scared me enough to make some drastic changes in my life in attempt to control my blood sugar through diet and exercise so that I'll never have...  Read more

Too few calories -- need protein!
Updated 4/15/2014 7:34:50 PM

Help! I'm trying to find ways to get up to at least 1200 calories a day and I'm really struggling. I think that is why my body is not budging. I work out every day and burn over 300 calories on one work out machine alone. I'm a student so I can't con...  Read more

don't be caught without a snack

Carry a protein bar to stave off hunger. Or if you can, a protein drink....  Read more

Protein Add Ons

Have found that putting protein mix in my coffee adds a little flavor and I get additional protein as well....  Read more

Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans)

We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together!...  Read more

3 'Pure Protein' Products Worth Trying

Protein is an important part of any healthy diet and has been shown to help you feel full longer. But some of the best sources of protein like eggs, chicken and milk aren't easy to carry with you on the go. And having a healthy, protein-pack...  Read more

Food On The Run: Subway

Subway provides many healthy options for a balanced meal when eating away from home. As part of a continuing series called Food On The Run, about how to find healthful options at popular chain restaurants, learn what to select the next time you are o...  Read more

Protein, protein, protein

Can you guess what is on my mind? It seems over the last few weeks I have gotten away from concentrating on eating my protein first. This resulted in the scale staying in the same spot for almost a month. NOT COOL! Yesterday I refocused and plann...  Read more

Protein, Protein, Protein and CleanER Eating!

Since I injured my quadriceps in my left leg, Iíve been really focused on loading up on protein. I know that protein helps to rebuild the muscles, so Iíve been aiming for 85-90 grams/day. Prior to this, I was feeling pretty good about my protein in...  Read more