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02-16-2007, 10:36 PM
Hi guys...........I need some help:( .......how much is a good amount of protein to have in a day..........and on that note, who has some good suggestions forprotein at lunch, I bring my lunch to work everyday, and find that I am always lacking in the protein dept. suggestions???:^:

02-16-2007, 10:48 PM
Tuna and cottage cheese are working as high-protein sources for me. I think we're advised to not have more than 4 servings of tuna a week because of some mercury issue, though.

02-16-2007, 11:29 PM
I drink protein shakes, or eat protein bars to help get protein into my diet everyday. Pure Protein bars are about equal in carbs/protein, and they aren't that bad tasting. Actually tastes like a candy bar to me. I fix my protein shakes with vanilla soy milk, and they are rather good. :)

30g (a serving) of body fortress chocolate protein powder has 23 of protein...and the bars have 20 protein.

02-17-2007, 01:36 AM
over the past month I've had about 100 grams of protein per day. boneless skinless chicken breast has been the best source of protein for me at lunch. I get different flavors at the grocery store - yummy.


02-17-2007, 01:43 AM
How much protein to get in a day varies depending on your goals! People who lift weights, for example, often try to get in more protein because it helps repair and build muscle. A lot of people up the protein because they feel it keeps them full longer. Others may not worry about protein as much. So, it's a hard question for us to answer. I believe the general FDA guidelines are to get 10-20% of your calories from protein, 20-30% from fat and the remainder from carbs.

As for sources of protein: lean meats, fish, beans and low-fat dairy, cottage cheese and even yogurt. Protein powders really add a boost and can be mixed into a lot of other foods.

02-17-2007, 05:07 AM
Besides the tuna and chicken breast already mentioned and there's alot to do with chicken breast. Like grilled and cut up in a big salad. I eat variations of veggie burgers by Morning Star Farms, if you have access to a microwave. Their Spicy Bean Burger and Chick Patty are my favorites. Salmon, baked with spices the night before is quite good cold as well, served with a salad.

02-17-2007, 07:24 AM
The above article is about protein by professionals.

02-17-2007, 07:50 AM
If you love beans (like I do), they are a great source of protein. I make and freeze a big pot of Taco Soup at least once a month. I freeze individual 1 cup bowls so that I can pull them out each day that I want soup for lunch. No refrigerator needed - I leave it at my desk and by lunch time it has thawed and all I have to do is nuke it.

02-17-2007, 08:40 AM
Sharon ... that is a good article.

02-17-2007, 01:45 PM
That was a huge help and did answer some of my questions concerning the protein................The article was awesome!! I now have a better grasp on things........I guess I just need to sit down and look at protein as a whole, I do eat many of the things mentioned already, just not sure how much it comes up to for the day, and if I am getting enough, off to go thru my journal and see how I have been doing with it, thanks again!!