Need more protein

  • I'm finding it hard to get enough protein in my diet. I eat fairly healthy - lots of veggies, some whole grains, lean meats, etc. I try to put protein in every meal - quinoa, cottage cheese, fish, turkey, chicken, but need more to balance out the carbs. I try to put protein in every meal - quinoa, cottage cheese, fish, turkey, chicken, eggs, and so on and it just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions - should I start doing a protein supplement in the mornings?

    shannon   by: shannon
  • 2 votes
    KateHough  over 1 year ago by: KateHough

    Great question! A morning protein shake is a great way to get around 20 - 25 grams more protein per day. What is your goal? Are you looking to gain muscle and lose fat? If so, you might want to add the morning protein shake and stop eating grains for a few weeks to see how your body adjusts.

    • shannon
      shannon over 1 year ago

      Thanks! Trying to lose those last few pounds & build muscle. I think I'll add a morning shake and cut back on the grains (my weakness). Also, many of my carbs come from fruits/veggies - will that make a difference in my goal or are those "safe" carbs?

  • 1 vote
    phormalitize  over 1 year ago by: phormalitize

    I eat egg whites every day - not delicious, but they do the trick. When I'm lifting a lot and trying to build, I also usually have a protein shake after each workout.

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    scamp07  over 1 year ago by: scamp07

    How do you know you are not getting enough protein? Sounds like you are getting a good amount. What are you using to determine your protein needs?

    • shannon
      shannon over 1 year ago

      I'm using the goals I set up on the daily burn tracker and trying to get to a 50/30/20 (protein/carbs/fat) ratio.

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