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141 6/14/12 12:40 P
There are lots of foods out there with lots of protein. I love peanut butter on 100% whole wheat bread. Fish is also a great way to get your protein in. You can also try protein shakes that you can find at the vitamin store. They are also know what are the good ones to buy. They get a lot of feedback on what works for most people. Green veggies also have a lot of protein in them. Hope this helps. Good Luck
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9,691 6/14/12 11:59 A
If you'll consider sharing your nutrition tracker, we can take a look at what you're eating and provide specific recommendations based on what you're missing.
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6/14/12 11:03 A
also, protein is not just found in meat/dairy/eggs. it's available in all whole, unprocessed foods. veggies can often be a great source of protein. and they're low fat, filling, full of fiber and vitamins/minerals. leafy greens and cruciferous veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, etc) contain quite a bit of protein. calorie for calorie they are right up there with meat.
one easy way is to look at the full nutrition report at the bottom of the page. look for the biggest protein numbers you have, and eat more of that food. and if you're at the upper limits of fat or carbs, you can also use that feature to see where your big numbers there are coming from. then you can eat less of those foods so that you have room for more protein. for example, eating 7/8 cup or 3/4 cup of something instead of a full cup. it's a little change, but if you do it with all your big numbers that should free up the room you need for the things you are missing without too much fuss or bother. beans and lentils are great sources of protein. lentils have, in 1/4 cup dry, 70 cals, 9 g fiber and 9 g protein. they're easy to add to soups, salads, stews, pasta or rise dishes and sauces. and i should note that except for soups, you want to cook them before just tossing in.
feel free to look @ my food tracker for the last little while.... ive recently upped my calories so i get between 150-200g per day
6/14/12 1:19 A
Try greek yogurt. It has at least twice the protein of regular yogurt and has a thick creamy texture. I buy the unsweetened plain variety and add berries.
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6/14/12 12:23 A
I eat edamame for occasional snacks. It's Japanese food but now widely available in US market. You can even find it in walmart. It has rich protein, very tasty. You can eat it alone or add it to your salad to get extra flavor and nutrition.
Side note. It's soybeans, naturally contains oil. protein ratio should be better than fish and other foods, but you may check your nutrition needs first.
Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 6/14/2012 (00:26)
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4,107 6/14/12 12:01 A
Any kind of lean meat or fish ... not just chicken. Tuna, for example. Salmon.
Low fat dairy products -- e.g. cottage cheese, string cheese
Egg whites -- Practically pure protein with no fat or carbs. Add them to smoothies. Make egg dishes with fewer whole eggs and add egg whites instead -- or skip the whole eggs and use only whites. (I use the dried, powdered egg whites so that I don't have problems with storage, spoilage, etc.)
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