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Protein Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 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

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

protein?
Updated 4/9/2014 10:44:37 AM

What foods do you find have the most protein but the least calories? I am new here but found myself short on protein at the end of my first two days....  Read more

Elderly mom needs protein
Updated 4/10/2014 4:12:01 PM

My mother, who lives in another state, is 79 years old and lives alone. She has been widowed for about 2 years and lives in a very nice assisted living facility. She has lots of friends and social support and loves where she lives. The facility gi...  Read more

Low Sugar/High Protein Carrot Muffins
Updated 4/1/2014 11:29:37 AM

As a breakfast lover I have been looking for a way to make a muffin that has natural ingredients, is somewhat high in protein, has flavor and is still yummy. Not super sweet but, still good. After tweaking the Whole Foods Carrot Muffin Recipe here is...  Read more

Help with protein ideas with new food allergies!
Updated 3/27/2014 11:13:35 PM

I finally went to the doctor for not losing weight and feeling sick and tired all the time. I was doing everything right. Eating right, trying to exercise even if I felt like crap (which was everyday), and tried to go to bed at the same time every ni...  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