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Protein Powder

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

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 4/24/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Eat Protein to Curb Binge Eating

If you struggle with after-dinner binge eating, which sabotages the great work you do at healthfully eating during the day, try eating a small amount of protein in the late afternoon. My secret: I eat a hard boiled egg or have a small amount of greek yogurt before I leave the office at the end of the day. This keeps me from nibbling during dinner prep, and keeps me fuller overall, which helps me control late night snacking.

- Submitted by HAPPYRUBIAGIRL 12/3/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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A richer, creamier cup of joe without fat or artificial flavoring

Next time you pour a morning cup, add calcium and protein by stirring in a couple of teaspoons of nonfat powdered milk instead of creamer. I love the way it creates a richer cup of coffee, brings out flavored coffee, adds a hint of sweetness, and gives me the nutritional benefits of milk without watering down my drink. At about 5 calories a teaspoon, it's one of my favorite weight loss secrets. It also works great in tea and cocoa!

- Submitted by KIES779 10/24/2013 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Want to add Greens to your protein shake?

Wash,dry, and freeze your greens (spinach/kale) in a bag and throw them in the blender with your protein shake. They get so small and don't over power the taste you wont even know they are in there!

- Submitted by RAINDROP16 10/13/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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What's healthy in the Junk Food You are craving after workout?

I've noticed that after a good workout, when I am suddenly "craving" some junk food like ice cream or something cheese-y etc, if I take a moment to think about what is in the food that might be soothed with a healthier substitute. For ice cream, I usually find a small container of Greek yogurt with fruits or some nuts satisfy my craving and give me good nutrients for my muscles after the workout.

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 7/31/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Sweet tooth fix

When I have a sweet tooth, and I know that a piece of fruit just won't get it (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't), my go-to snack is to melt 1 oz chocolate chips (30 chips) = 70 calories and stir in 1/3 oz (8) raw almonds = 49 calories. A total of 119 sweet, savory calories that always takes care of my sweet tooth or chocolate craving.

- Submitted by CAT-IN-CJ 6/9/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Clif Bars

These bars come in a variety of yummy flavors and help me get more protein in my diet. They are 240 calories each so they can be a little heavy for a snack, but I do eat one every morning for breakfast. It's fast, convenient, and gives me energy to start my day.

- Submitted by NELLBELLA26 12/13/2012 in Product Reviews | 2 Comments
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Protein Up Your Breakfast!

Eating a high protein breakfast keeps me fuller longer than the same number of calories would with a lower calorie meal. I don't have cravings, I am more alert and less likely to snack mindlessly because my blood sugar level is happy.

- Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 11/27/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Eat more protein

To keep myself feeling full and satisfied, and the sugar/carb cravings at bay, I make sure I'm getting plenty of lean protein. On days when that seems to be hard, I make myself a small smoothie of only 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 of a banana, a handful of salad greens, and one scoop of whey protein powder, and 5 oz. water. Very filling and nutritious without over doing the sugar. emoticon

- Submitted by GRANDMA0627 8/24/2012 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Eat Carbs, Protein and correct Calories

You have got to eat at least the minimum that is set by the Spark guidelines in order to be full. If you eat the calories, but not the protein or carbs you get too hungry too fast and then you eat bad.

- Submitted by RMARSH07 8/15/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Divvying up Protein throughout the day

Although the amount varies, generally a healthy individual gets around 70g of Protein daily, but we 'tend to eat the majority of it at dinner, and our body can use only 15g to 30g at a time to build and repair tissue' (Roberta Anding).The rest is burned for energy, or too often, stored as fat.

It's suggested that you should aim for about 20g at meals and 6g to 12g in two snacks,

- Submitted by LEMONADESLUGGER 6/2/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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My secrets for 30 lbs off!


Now: I can see that my calves have grown.
Now: Eat whole grains
Now: Drink at least 8-10 cups H20
Now: Eat about a 2300 cal diet high in protein (100g)
Now: 35-55 min of exercise 5-6 times/wk.
Now: 4+ veg/friut per day.
WHAT IS WORKING FOR ME:
Asking, when and how will I exercise, get my protein, water, veggies/fruit this week? Blogging: It keeps me thinking about it. 5 minute U-challenges with various spriends keeps me focused.
See Then &Now and U-challenge blogs for more info.

- Submitted by BIGBROTHER323 4/27/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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Shakeology Health Benefits

Shakeology has over 70 whole ingredients in it include super foods, phyto nutrients, enzymes, amino acids, fruits, veggies, vitamins and minerals. It has been proven to reduce cravings, lower cholesterol and actually REVERSE heart disease. On top of that is great for weight loss and skin care!

- Submitted by MKBEACHBODY 3/19/2012 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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GNC Pro Performance® AMP AMP 100% Whey Protein- Chocolate

After Gastric bypass, I had to figure out ways to get protein other than meat, being I really don't like meat. LOL I have tried so many protein powders, its not even funny! Most I can handle, but don't love, this one I LOVE! With only 130 calories, 2 grams of fat, 8 carbs, 3 fiber, only 2 grams of sugar, and 20 grams of protein, its a wonderful way to get that extra protein boost so many need. I love how little sugar it has, and the taste is very good. emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by POSERMAGIC 2/26/2012 in Product Reviews | 1 Comment
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Wean Yourself Off of Bad Habits!

The NEW key to my success (66 pounds!) is to wean myself of bad habits. Number one on the list (it really isn't me, but it's important) - smoking and alcohol.Give it two or three weeks, then tackle the next one--candy and gum. This is a complete lifestyle change, so it doesn't happen overnight. Once you think you've got a handle on those, take off carbonated beverages, then sugar, then caffeine, then pasta and bread. Yes, it sounds hard, and for the first months it IS hard.

- Submitted by RROWAN55 12/8/2011 in Getting Started | 1 Comment
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Flatout WRAP with Flax! Great Balanced Bread thing -- Vegetarian's Dream

When I'm having problems balancing my Carbs/Fat/Protein I go to my fave new discovery, Flatout Flat Bread Wraps. 100 Calories for a good sized wrap that tastes sorta neutral so works well for a nut butter, tofu wrap, or any kind of sandwich and can also be used with some ricotta cheese and a nice strawberry topping (homemade from Chef Meg's recipi) to make a kind of crepe/blintz. Buy One Get One=Freeze Well!

- Submitted by DDESERTDDAWN 7/29/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Real food for traveling

If you are going on a trip and need some healthy food to keep you going, sometimes trail mix and fruit won't cut it. I found a company called Go Picnic (they are online too) which makes organic (even vegan) lunchables for adults!
You can get all your macronutrients (over 20g protein in some meals) plus a little game like soduku. And it is all recyclable, reusable and doesn't need to be refrigerated! For $3-5 a meal, it is totally worth it.

- Submitted by AUBRAZILLA 7/19/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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Protein & Fat Keep you Satisfied

Try to include a bit of protein with every meal, and don't forget the healthy fat! They keep you full for longer! My favorite? A slice of bread with peanut butter keeps me satisfied for ages!

- Submitted by FLOWINGWATER 6/26/2011 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Get a Healthier Frothier Smoothie with this Secret!

Add a quarter cup of store-bought egg whites to any smoothie. You'll gain extra protein without many calories and it adds a great frothiness to any shake!

- Submitted by ELLE1955 6/19/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Hummus!

Make a change for the better: Instead of greasy fried chips and dip, switch to baked chips / crackers and hummus! You'll save on fat and calories and add protein to your plan!

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 6/18/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Use greek yogurt to make dips with

Veggie dips are a big calorie bomb, but I found a solution. MIx your dry dip mix with non-fat plain greek yogurt. Not only do you end up with a fat-free dip, but you get extra protein since greek yogurt is high in protein.

- Submitted by SAXYSAI 6/12/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Drink a Protein Smoothie For Breakfast

If you are like me and don't eat breakfast, a protein smoothie can be very helpful.

- Submitted by RUBENSMUSE81 5/2/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Reduced guilt yogurt

Love fruit yogurt (greek natural) but avoid it due to the sugar content? Can't quite hack straight plain yogurt? Blend them together in equal portions! Not only do you reduce your sugar intake, but you now have another serving to enjoy the next day.

- Submitted by MS_GOLIGHTLY 4/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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feeling satisfied

Eating Protein at each meal is important for the Hypoglycemic!

- Submitted by JPR-ARTIST 2/20/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Hidden protein and eating on a budget!

I sometimes have trouble getting in all my protein on a daily basis so I came up with this handy trick!

- Submitted by BIGOLEDIVA 2/4/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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