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Protein Resources

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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

Does anyone know anything about protein shake mix?
Updated 10/21/2014 10:41:42 AM

Does anyone know anything about protein shake mix? What is it suppose to help with? Also do you know if they usually have caffeine in them?...  Read more

protein powders
Updated 10/16/2014 7:21:54 AM

Quick question about protein powders. My 14 year old wants to start using them to help build muscle for basketball. He is 6' 1" and 130 lbs. He realizes he isn't ever going to have a LeBron James build (genetics are against him) but would like to...  Read more

Too much protein?
Updated 10/20/2014 10:43:24 AM

I am following the suggestions for a pre-diabetic diet and I always stay within or under the suggested ranges for calories, carbs, and fat. However, I always seem to go over in the protein category by 10 or sometimes more. Is this bad?...  Read more

Carb, fat and protein percentages
Updated 10/8/2014 5:53:56 PM

Has anyone changed the default percentages? More protein, less fat and carbs? If so, what have you come up with that seems to work for you? I'm thinking 50% carbs is a bit too high and 20% protein too low…your thoughts and comments appreciated!...  Read more

Protein deficiency
Updated 10/9/2014 12:04:08 AM

What are some suggestions for increasing my protein intake. I am not fond of much meat. I eat yogurt and drink milk....  Read more

Protein Powder

Adding Protein Powder to water, milk, or juice can really aid your protein intake, give you energy, and jump start your day....  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

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: Quiznos

Thank you for your continued interest in the Food on the Run series.Because of your suggestions, this week we take a look at Quiznos.Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories and less than 10 grams of fat per ser...  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, I’ve been really focused on loading up on protein. I know that protein helps to rebuild the muscles, so I’ve been aiming for 85-90 grams/day. Prior to this, I was feeling pretty good about my protein in...  Read more