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May 11, 2013 1:36 PM
I've started using ground chicken to hit my protein requirements- because protein powder does not fair well over an 16 hour shift, and I keep dusting up the break room.

It's easy to mix a little blue or feta cheese into ground chicken, add some chopped olives, or sun dried tomatos, and cook. You can bake them if you like, but I always overcook them into little hockey pucks, and have started pan frying them in a little olive oil.

I make a bunch on my off days, and then grab a couple from the fridge to take to work.
May 11, 2013 1:40 PM
Look at my diary if you want protein suggestions - for protein powder I'd recommend Myprotein.com - good prices, fast delivery (often next day even with standard postage in the UK) and tastes good too.
May 11, 2013 1:41 PM
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Howdy everyone,

This might sound like a silly question - but how can I eat more protein easily?

I calculated my own macros and was aiming for 158g of protein a day. Then I had my calories and macros calculated by www.macrofit.com.au. They've suggested upping my calories to 1800 a day and upping the protein to 180g a day - I think i'm going to struggle!!

-I already changed up my breakfast to make them a little more proteiny (peanut butter/eggs etc)
-I have sandwiches to take to work for the ease of it, have changed thin sliced ham for chunky chicken sandwiches.
-I can fairly easily have a high protein dinner regularly at home.

Even after those changes I wasn't really getting too near to the 158g target. Now the target is 180g of protein! I'm a teacher and don't have a lot of time to prepare food at school. I can prepare a little at home. Any suggestions for good proteiny snacks?

Would having a protein shake work? Do I need it? I started insanity on Monday this week and i'm enjoying it, should I have a protein shake/smoothie thing for breakfast instead?

Any suggestions/advice would be gratefully received!
xx


I eat about 7-10 egg whites and eggs for breakfast

I take about 2-3 whey shakes

I eat chicken, tuna, tilapia or turkey at a minimum of 4oz a serving

I eat greek yogurt
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May 11, 2013 1:43 PM
Ok....will do. I trust you! :)

Thank you for your help and patience. xx
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May 11, 2013 1:47 PM
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http://www.proteinpow.com/ <--- everything protein powder related you could ever want! :)

I like the Muscle Milk brand, or this:

http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Standard-Vanilla-Cream/dp/B000GISU1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1368135778&sr=1-1&keywords=whey+gold
thanks
May 13, 2013 7:32 AM
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- whole milk
- beans
- nuts, seeds, string cheese for snacks
- oatmeal


The question was how to eat more protein.
May 13, 2013 7:43 AM
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Thank you for all your help! How do you all eat your cottage cheese? I'll do a bit of googling. I've never even tried it!


Usually plain, but sometimes mixed with a bit of fruit. Or add seasoning, like pepper.
May 13, 2013 7:47 AM
I like to go with the following

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/987376-iifym
May 13, 2013 7:48 AM
I like Greek yogurt mixed with cottage cheese and black pepper and chopped bell peppers.
Also Greek yogurt with honey oatmeal and granola mixed in.
You can add a few tbs of skim milk powder to everything you make: cookies, mashed potatoes, lasagna, soups, you get the idea.

Chicken breasts, tuna, and cottage cheese are awesome!

I don't eat meat so I make seitan every week and eat scrambled tofu. I even rely on green veggies like kale and broccoli to boost protein.

Oh, cottage cheese in baked potato!
Quinoa salad with lentils and veggies.
Edited by mmddwechanged On May 13, 2013 7:54 AM
May 13, 2013 8:39 AM
I regularily hit around 300 g protein a day in the first 1800 calories of my meals. Primarily chicken breast and a protein shake. It can be done. Meat, cottage cheese, greek yogurt...
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