BuffyBear's Journal, 10 March 2014

In my quest to add more protein to my diet, here is today's experiment: I separated some eggs (plopped whites into egg poacher and yolks into garbage) and shredded the poached whites so they look like mozzarella.

By adding 4 egg whites to my salad I get 14 extra grams of protein for only 68 calories. On many days this 14 grams is about what I am lacking!


Diet Calendar Entry for 10 March 2014:
1249 kcal Fat: 69.64g | Prot: 99.62g | Carb: 54.98g.   Breakfast: Egg, Coffee, Egg White, Grapefruit (Pink and Red), Pistachio Nuts, Bolthouse Farms Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing, Dole Asian Blend Chopped Salad. Lunch: Dole Asian Blend Chopped Salad, Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Deli Ham, Hormel Natural Choice Oven Roasted Deli Turkey, Bolthouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano Creamy Yogurt Dressing, Egg White, Boiled Egg, Guacamole. Dinner: Butter, Asparagus, Sweet Potato, Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Fresh & Easy Stir-Fry Vegetable Blend, Beef Steak. Snacks/Other: Coffee. more...
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That is always a big quest..to find ways to add extra protein. I eat eggs, yolk and all. The added fat calories aren't that important to me. I don't restrict my fat intake. I just try to limit my starchy carbs and try to keep my calories under 1800 and above 1200. Keep up the great work!!  
10 Mar 14 by member: pumakitten
Pumakitten - I should have clarified that this egg white is in addition to the whole boiled egg. The yolk has good fat, vitamins, etc. so I am not giving up eating the yolks. I average 2 whole eggs/day. The added whites are for an increase of protein for just a few calories. Kind of like adding Whey but and not drinking the cream.  
10 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Keep working on what fits for you and it will all pay off. Have a great evening. 
10 Mar 14 by member: LadyBea40
Sounds like a good plan! Hope you're keeping good notes for your book! 
11 Mar 14 by member: Sandy701
lol, well smack my forehead!! I had purchased a good protein supplement, and I sometimes add it to my second cup of coffee in the morning, sometimes to a bowl of oatmeal, instead of mixing it with milk, or water. I have a fondness for eggs too. I have to watch out and keep my consumption to one or two a day. I am going to be making some pickled eggs for easter soon, and I'll have to watch out there too!! lol!! I would eat them like candy if I let myself!!  
11 Mar 14 by member: pumakitten
LadyBea40 - "what works" for me is still in question. I am a carnivore. Who know getting enough protein would ever be a problem?  
11 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Pumakitten - as much as I hate to I may have to resort to protein powder.  
11 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Sandy - Plan backfired. Turns out I don't enjoy mountains of shredded egg white in my salad! I am frustrated trying to get my protein intake over 100 grams/day. I may resort to carrying jerky around in my back pocket - LOL.  
11 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Keep experimenting, my sweet friend! I like egg whites in my salad, but also eat protein bars & drink protein shakes to get enough protein. We're each a study of one... So keep your lab open! Xoxox 
11 Mar 14 by member: Ruhu
Yeh, I know how you feel, Buffy. I ended up just going with the protein powder... it is *really* hard to keep everything else in check and raise protein without it. If you're not anti- artificial-sweeteners, check out Syntrax Nectar. It is really good, but has sucralose in it. On the flipside, it has no carbs at all... 
11 Mar 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
Ruth - Love that - Thanks! 
12 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Rob - Glad I am not the only one who is finding this out. Thanks for the tip! 
12 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear

     
 

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