Getting Enough Protein

Protein is an essential part in losing weight. With trying to lose weight I talked to the Doctor about things I should eat and things I shouldn't eat. I was told to get at least 145g of protein a day in. This is proven to be a difficult task. I am using MyFitnessPal, and scanning/measuring everything I eat, and still coming up about 30grams short a day. I am slowly learning what foods will give me more protein, and what foods have no protein at all. When I eat I try to make sure everything I intake that has calories, also has protein. The Doctor suggested I get some Whey Protein to supplement and to help me with my goal protein amount. However, after checking the prices in the store, this maynot be an option. I am searching for foods that are high in protein but low in calories. I have discovered fish is high protein and low calories, however, I am not a fish person. I can eat it once in awhile, but yea. Any suggestions? … [Read more...]

It’s All About The Protein

With battling my weight most of my life, I decided to go talk to the Doctor about putting a plan into action. The struggles I have are not an overnight struggle, but a struggle that has been going on for as long as I can remember. I remember as soon as I hit about 13, the weight started coming on. I was very active as a child, we were always riding our bikes, and running around the neighborhood. When I hit 8th grade I was 180 pounds and wearing a size 18, after I got into high school things got worse, I jumped to 280. How this happened is really beyond me, we were walkers, we walked to and from school which was about 3/4 mile there and 3/4 mile back, we road bikes for miles a day, and we were always doing something. At a young age, I was never tested for a medical condition to see what the reasoning was for my weight gain. When I was 16 I was put on a pill to help aid me in my weight loss, shortly after the pill was pulled from the market. I did manage to get down to 205, but … [Read more...]