Balancing Protein and Calories

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sunshinetrug...

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Posted: 08 Feb 2016, 23:17
I am trying to increase my protein intake and am having a hard time doing so. Any advice? Mainly on how to incorporate more vegetables that have high protein levels. I need help in any way possible.
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Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 10:41
Hi Sunshinetrug,

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TeresaS88

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Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 11:45
Hello. I try to gain musclus and I started to follow the protein diet, however I have been on it only for 3 weeks but I don't see a result. I know that protein is good if you do exercises, so maybe my diet only will not help me
sunshinetrug...

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Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 12:04
Thanks all. I have begun working in an aerobic exercise and yoga as well so I am hoping this will make the protein increase more noticeable as I get stronger.
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ieGod

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Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 15:50
sunshinetrugillo wrote:
Mainly on how to incorporate more vegetables that have high protein levels..


There is no vegetable on earth which is a substantial source of protein compared to other sources. I wouldn't look to veggies for this at all. If you're a vegetarian there are far better sources:

Egg whites, plain fat free greek yogurt, cottage cheese. The protein density in these is really good.
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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 01:08
Lentils, black beans, quinoa, green peas, edamame beans, amaranth, artichokes, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, chia, spinach, broccoli, black eyed peas, asparagus, green beans, almonds, tahini, chick peas,
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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 01:14
You should also have vit b-6 to help absorbtion and acidic fruits, mediteranians have lemon on nearly all their meals to help break down of enzymes, from ravithia which is chickpes, to vegetables, fish meat and cheese
sunshinetrug...

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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 09:40
star_tazzy_taz wrote:
Lentils, black beans, quinoa, green peas, edamame beans, amaranth, artichokes, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, chia, spinach, broccoli, black eyed peas, asparagus, green beans, almonds, tahini, chick peas,


I do a LOT of almonds, black beans, and spinach already. I have been thinking about looking into the hemp seeds and I LOVE sunflower seeds. Thanks for the tips. I will add these to my shopping list.
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warrenwinter

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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 09:47
Sounds good, you're on the right track! Those make great snacks too.
Kedrake18

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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 13:46
Greek yogurt is one of my favorite for high protein. I get the 0% plain, and mix sweetener into in, usually add some fruit, old fashioned oats, and/or almonds too. I also have a 100 calorie protein shake that I drink some days EAS AdvantEdge, it's already mixed and ready to go, comes in a 4 pack. Tuna in water (drained) with a serving of whole grain tortilla is also good. ^.^
Jackie Finch

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Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 16:21
In the morning, I make a protein shake using a powder with 20g per scoop, 1 cup Greek yogurt with 23 g per cup, one banana, 1/4 th cup milk and honey to sweeten it. I eat a builder protein bar from clif another 20 grams and then one cup of cottage cheese, another 26g. By lunch time, I've had about 90 grams. It's the only way I can do it.
meskew28

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Posted: 20 Feb 2016, 13:59
I went vegetarian 2 months ago and I'm also having issues getting enough protein. I have to constantly reconsider snack/meal options to up my protein intake..... this chart helps me out!

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