Points vs. Calories

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Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 04:58
I am trying to figure out how to meet my daily RDI of calories while staying within my points on Weight Watchers. I am not sure if I am getting enough protein and my carbs far outweigh my protein for the day. I cannot eat dairy/cheese products so how can I add more protein to my diet? Can someone take a look at my food and give me some suggestions?

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Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 10:31
Romaine lettuce actually has a lot of protein!!! Check out the book "Eat to Live" by Joel Furhman. It gives a breakdown of the nutrition content of vegetables. Eating greens built the cow, not cows eating cows!

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Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 10:27
Yes, i've just started up again and noticed how anything with carbs is really high in points, so I'm trying to eat more protein. It looks like the majority of your carbs are from fruits and vegetables, so that's good. I noticed your rice dream in very high in carbs. Perhaps use unsweetened almond milk instead? And maybe instead of a carb for breakfast have protien. This morning i had scrambled egg whites with some spinach and grape tomatoes tossed in. Or if you're in a rush, just have some hardboiled eggs.

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Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 10:59
romaine lettuce high in protein? where do people come up with this crap, come on...

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Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 11:56
Ummm right, romaine lettuce has zero protein in it, but could be used as a base for a great salad that you could add protein too, add grilled chicken breast, beans, nuts, hard boiled eggs etc.
Also, be careful of what you are adding to your food log, I noticed the cod you added has carbs and sodium in it. While cod on it's own does not (or very little) unless you add breading and salt to it.

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 19:41
Avoid or limit refined carbs like white flour, sugars. Choose complex carbs with fiber. And select low glycemic carby foods over the high glycemic ones.

For protein foods consult the ghg guidelines. You don't need to go over board on protein. Most americans eat a great deal of protein, in addition to eating too many refined carbs and fats.
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