What foods maximize protein intake?

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Posted: 03 Oct 2011, 20:10
Just starting this...need to eat more protein and less fat. What kinds of foods, any ideas welcome. I am clueless...I know of Greek Yogurt, Peanut butter, Eggs, cheese...what else? Thank you!Cool

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Posted: 03 Oct 2011, 20:49
I'm a big fan of Unjury protein powder. I find that when I get enough protein... and I start there with every food choice...I'm not hungry.
But I don't rely solely on protein powder. we do lots of beans, white chicken chili is a fav!
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Posted: 03 Oct 2011, 21:03
Nuts in general, cottage cheese, tuna, chicken breast,fish, quinoa, lentils, milk
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Posted: 03 Oct 2011, 22:44
Tofu, tempeh, hummus, edamame, beans, seeds...

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 00:17
are you doing atkins or just looking to incease protein?

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 09:47

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Posted: 05 Oct 2011, 16:03
Turkey sausage... if you're pressed for time you can buy the precooked and crumbles too... make an omelette quick.

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Posted: 05 Oct 2011, 16:26
Are you vegetarian? If not, ideally, meat/fish/eggs should be your primary sources of protein, not dairy, nuts or legumes.

What protein sources you'll want to eat will of course depend on what you're willing to eat. From your list, it looks like you might be thinking in terms of snacks? I like hard boiled eggs, smoked salmon, and jerky for high protein snacks.

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 14:55
Thanks, all. Great ideas. No I am not doing Atkins, just realized by looking at my pie chart how protein is always low.

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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 15:33
I just realized that myself on my chart a couple days ago. I am trying to increase my protein intake too. I bought some almonds to add to my diet and now am looking for a protein shake to add too.
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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 19:11
I do a lot of protein shakes, hummus, the protein Special K cereal and meat.
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Posted: 10 Oct 2011, 22:13
Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal (and Harris Teeter's version, for a dollar less per box!) is high in protein and fiber, and is very satisfying. Also love beans and grilled chicken breasts. I use the frozen ones quite a lot- not ideal, but convenient, high protein, low cal, and they taste good, so I know I'll eat them!

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 08:44
In may I also realized that my protein intake was really low. I was getting about 50-60 grams a day when I really need about 200 to sustain weight loss. I started drinking protein shakes, specifically Herbalife shakes with skim milk and added whey protein powder. It has made all the difference in the world! If you do start taking protein powder or shakes, mix up the protein typse as whey powder sometimes doesn't agree with everyone's stomachs. Look for soy, whey, rice, etc and then also mix up your other proteins that you eat such as eggs, cottage cheese, skim milk, meats, beans, etc. Good luck!

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 19:21
ISOPURE is a CLEAR ready-to-drink protien in many flavors. The taste is only ok (a milk aftertaste) but I think it is so much easier to drink than thick shakes. There are 40 grams of protien in one bottle and ZERO carbs! It is my absolute fave!!

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Posted: 12 Oct 2011, 23:25
Tuna. Yogurt. Gelatin powder is a good source of protein and nearly tasteless.

The obvious: meat.

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