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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

9 Real-Food High-Protein Snacks

Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,...  Read more

I'm having trouble eating enough protein in a day
Updated 7/17/2016 9:33:57 PM

I'm having trouble eating enough protein in a day but staying within the calories. I have high cholesterol so I stay away from red meat and I'm not crazy about fish. Besides the obvious "eat more chicken" any suggestions??...  Read more

My pie chart suggests 50% carbs, 20% protein and 3
Updated 7/17/2016 9:16:55 PM

My pie chart suggests 50% carbs, 20% protein and 30% fats. I find I lose weight if they are all about 30-35%. What does everyone else notice?...  Read more

Ok ppl. Back biceps abs destroyed, protein shake d
Updated 7/17/2016 5:17:25 PM

Ok ppl. Back biceps abs destroyed, protein shake done, grilled salmon, cod, and chicken for food prep for week. What have you done today....your day your body, only you can change you...be amazing ppl...start this week off right. I believe in you......  Read more

Anyone ever feel obsessed? I've lost 19 pounds in 4 weeks. I recently decided to do a 3 day protein
Updated 7/16/2016 9:19:51 PM

Anyone ever feel obsessed? I've lost 19 pounds in 4 weeks. I recently decided to do a 3 day protein shake and fiber "cleanse". Today I caved and had a small hard boiled egg. I've been beating myself up over it, 60 cal... It's ridiculous. #firstpost...  Read more

Ok ppl workout complete protein shake down, time t
Updated 7/16/2016 7:19:27 PM

Ok ppl workout complete protein shake down, time to chill. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend, eat smart, train like your worst enemy is watching, and the results will come. Tip of the day. DON'T DIET, CHANGE YOUR EATING HABIT'S. I believe in you.....  Read more

Protein is used in every single cell in our body

We need to eat plenty of protein foods every single day to keep our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable. You might be eating enough protein overall, but are you eating the right kinds?Protein is used in every single ce...  Read more

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I start out with at least 20grams of protein in the morning about a half hour after wakeing up. Throughout the day I eat lots of protein in fish, chicken, and nectar sweets protein drink along with my vegetables. I try to get at least 100grams of pro...  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: Chipotle Mexican Grill

"Food with Integrity" is the holistic philosophy that guides the Chipotle restaurant chain. Some of the key words that are used in their "food with integrity" motto include words like unprocessed, sustainable, naturally raised, ad...  Read more

Protein, Protein, Protein!

Yesterday, my protein intake was 90 grams, which was a new record! Protein has been a challenge, because I'm not much of ameat eater. I've done my homework and have a list of veggies and othe sources to achieve my goal. Today, along with my water int...  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