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Help me with protein

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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I've been working out hard and been lifting weights.  I keep reading that I should eat 1 gram of protein per pound of goal weight.  For me that's about 150.  I'm noticing my appetite getting smaller and smaller, especially as I drink more water.  And even though all my meals contain protein, I'm not even getting close to that goal of 150.

How do I add more protein?

by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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mybratsmom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM
My appetite gets bigger AND BIGGER!!

I eat things specifically with protein - I have a protein shake, protein bars (Quest cookie dough is any absolute favorite), eggs, grilled chicken, chili (ground turkey, kidney beans and veggies), almonds, edamame, peanut butter slathered on just about everything...

Cheese and yogurt have a little protein, too.

I'd check your protein requirements again, bodybuilding.com gives a range - which I like. I
lulalacroix
by Lula on Mar. 18, 2014 at 12:18 AM

My regular diet includes chicken breast, eggs, nuts, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cheese, milk (although not too much dairy in one day), and a protein bar.  I finally bought protein powder today, so that will help.

I'm on bodybuilding.com right now to double check my requirements.  Thanks for the info. :)

Quoting mybratsmom: My appetite gets bigger AND BIGGER!! I eat things specifically with protein - I have a protein shake, protein bars (Quest cookie dough is any absolute favorite), eggs, grilled chicken, chili (ground turkey, kidney beans and veggies), almonds, edamame, peanut butter slathered on just about everything... Cheese and yogurt have a little protein, too. I'd check your protein requirements again, bodybuilding.com gives a range - which I like. I


AiW
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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Avocado, quinoa, nuts, hummus
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 18, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Sounds like you're on the right track mama...I love boiled eggs!

lulalacroix
by Lula on Mar. 18, 2014 at 6:45 AM
Thanks. I love boiled eggs too. I should always keep some as a snack.

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Sounds like you're on the right track mama...I love boiled eggs!

cherlygirlie
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Leafy greens!

Saphira1207
by on Mar. 18, 2014 at 6:53 AM

beans, legumes, and other non-meat based sources are usually very high in protein.  

lulalacroix
by Lula on Mar. 18, 2014 at 6:59 AM
I usually eat some greens daily. Which ones are high in protein?

Quoting cherlygirlie:

Leafy greens!

lulalacroix
by Lula on Mar. 18, 2014 at 7:02 AM
Thanks. I do usually eat beans almost daily. Also nuts, seeds, eggs, and lean meat like chicken, small amounts of fish, some dairy.

Quoting Saphira1207:

beans, legumes, and other non-meat based sources are usually very high in protein.  

cherlygirlie
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM

 The darker the better - kale, swiss chard, broccoli, mustard greens. Most people think you have to consume animal products to get enough protein, but that isn't the case! ALL veggies have protein

Quoting lulalacroix: I usually eat some greens daily. Which ones are high in protein?
Quoting cherlygirlie:

Leafy greens!

 

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