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!
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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
Don't let summer parties and cookouts derail your plans to eat healthier! You can keep the flavor and cut the excess calories by trying one of SparkPeople's healthy summer recipes.
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Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
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Eating a vegetarian diet can be very healthful and rewarding. However, most vegetarians—including soon-to-be vegetarians and their meat-eating loved ones—are concerned about getting adequate protein. Most people are accustomed to getting... Read more
I am confused. The info on the Creamy Cinnamon Cups on pg 153 of Spark Solutions does not add up. Fat 5.1 g X 9 = 45. Carbs 23.1 g and Protein 6.7 g is 30 X 4 = 120. This 165 is not even close to the 199 calories. Could you help me understand?... Read more
I am not getting enough protein. According to SP I should be getting 60-159, but I'm only getting around 30 per day. I am vegan, and not willing to incorporate meat or dairy. I do eat beans frequently, but I can't have too much in a day because that... Read more
So, I've done fairly well using Spark's tools. One of the things I've noticed is that I tend to be low and sometimes under the "goal" Spark set for me for my protein intake. I've read all the articles about foods high in protein or whatever. I hav... Read more
Wondering if anyone has suggestions for upping protein levels. I tend to eat meat as more of a condiment than a main course. I am usually on the low end of the recommended protein levels, or even under. Even with eggs, beans, cottage cheese, Greek yo... Read more
This is my first post here outside of the Fitness board, so I hope I've come to the right place with this question.
I understand about the importance of eating protein following strength training, in order to help the muscles repair and rebuild.... Read more
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
Pizza is a favorite food for many of us. In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we take a look under the red roof for healthy options as we eat on the run. Remember that our series goals remain to select entrees that are around 250 calories and 10 gr... Read more
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
So I've been doing the research and the consensus seems to be that, for women, 75 - 90 g of protein a day is called for - depending on if one is exercising or not. THAT is a lot of protein! I really really tried to eat as much protein as possible wi... Read more
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