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Old 05-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
fletch8502
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Welcome to FitDay and congrats on logging everything for a week! Keep up the good work!

I don't eat meat so I struggled with getting enough protein at first as well, but now I consistently get 30% or more of my calories from protein, and the weight is practically falling off!

Here are some ways I get protein:
- Hard-boiled egg whites
- Morningstar or Boca veggie products
- Low fat string cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Edamame (cooked from frozen or dry roasted)
- Cottage cheese
- Almonds
- PB2 (powdered peanut butter that you mix with water...way less sugar and fat than regular peanut butter!)
- Fish
- Milk and/or soy milk
- Tofu
- Beans (garbanzo beans are great in salads)

I'm sure there are more, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I try to keep my carbs below 50% and the rest is healthy fats (from almonds, salmon, olive oil, etc.).

Hope that helps. Best of luck to you!
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