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: Coffee, Egg, Dole Asian Blend Chopped Salad, Bolthouse Farms Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing, Pistachio Nuts, Grapefruit (Pink and Red), Egg White. Lunch: Guacamole, Boiled Egg, Dole Asian Blend Chopped Salad, Bolthouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano Creamy Yogurt Dressing, Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Deli Ham, Hormel Natural Choice Oven Roasted Deli Turkey, Egg White. Dinner: Beef Steak, Butter, Fresh & Easy Stir-Fry Vegetable Blend, Asparagus, Sweet Potato, Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. 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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