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More Protein: Middle Four, Take That!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In line with 4A-HEALTHY-BMI's prescription (break plateau by changing it up), plus her focus on getting 150 gm protein a day . . . I'm adopting these strategies to blast middle number 4 before it escalates upwards . .

So: I am moving more.

And: I added some lean turkey to this morning's Greek omelette (Omega 3 whole egg plus whites, low fat feta, spinach, Greek seasoning) and am already at 28 grams protein for today, but under 300 calories. And for added satiety, tossed in some mushrooms too, a whole cupful for just 15 calories. I'm thinking that this additional volume will increase the feeling of fullness. And there are low fat sugar free yogourts in the fridge at work for mid-morning/mid-afternoon snacks as may be necessary! Also protein rich.

OK then. It's a dark snowy morning, and I'm really appreciating my sunny light box! And happy that my snow tires have lots of tread.
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  • CRP1385
    great post, need to find more protein in my diet too.
    3109 days ago
    Oh, I wish I had a light box, too.
    3110 days ago
    Great strategies to shake it up and to add protein. More power to you!! Keep up the good thinking -- keep up the great activity and eating!! -Marsha
    3110 days ago
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    emoticon Ellen, I love your dedication. emoticon
    3110 days ago
    I'm betting this is going to pay off...kudos to trying something different!

    4A-HEALTHY-BMI's strategies have sure paid off for her! :-)

    3110 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you changing it up! I like to do that just to keep things interesting which was why I was taking a variety of fitness classes and wanting to try more. I always make sure I get at least 15g protein per meal. Once I did that, I no longer felt the need for snacks in between meals. At Mom's, I am getting chicken which is also lean (the breast part) and good protein. I am hoping she will throw a turkey in this weekend. We were supposed to get snow today, but it didn't happen. I wish it would to melt on the ice and make it safer.
    Good luck with it! That omelette sounds YUMMY!!!
    3110 days ago

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    Do be aware that nonfat plain yogurt does have lactose in it. My favorite is nonfat plain Greek yogurt because the lactose drains out with the water when they strain it. That way more of the calories are PROTEIN.

    (Eating my Greek yogurt plus soy cereal, right now!)
    3110 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2011 10:23:30 AM
    emoticon It sounds like you are on the right track! They say protein is what makes you feel fuller! I try to track my protein every day! I usually end up meeting that criteria, but not the fat or the calories! Go figure! I wish you the best with your eating and exercising! I love omelettes and I love low fat cottage cheese! Those are usually the two ways besides chicken and peanut butter that I get my protein! Keep up the emoticon job! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon
    3110 days ago
    It'll be very interesting to see how this goes - I hope it works for you. I tend to cut out starchy stuff to lose weight & this naturally increases the protein as I snack on yoghurt a lot - & those triangles of light cheese on rice cakes. Owen just can't believe I'm eating those as he tucks into his mature stilton - but needs must!
    3111 days ago
    Good luck with the change - and also with the snow!! Drive carefully out there.
    3111 days ago
    Just about to go sit in front of my sunny light box too! I love it as well. First winter with it and I'm already not dreading it as much.

    Great job on the protein. The omelette sounds delicious. Hope your day is awesome! CJ
    3111 days ago
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