Topic: RE: Protein
I am now down 98 pounds. I am instructed to keep my proteins at 70 grams range and limit other foods to keep calories down which I do. I dont exercise as much as I should and weight loss wise I have no complaints. I am wondering what you others have done for proteins. I eat cottage cheese, string cheese, yogurts, small amounts of eggs and small pieces of meats, some chili, lunchmeats I hate greek yogurt it flat out sucks. I have no problem eating unless I try and get 70 grams of protein in by eating meats and cheeses. I cant nor do I want to eat that much. My struggle is in my dieticians advice she does not like protein shakes or protein bars, she feels they are expensive, too much sugar and do not promote healthy eating. I add 200 calories and 25 gr protein for my bar or choice and 250 and 25gr for my shake (6 ice cubes 1 cup frozen fruit, 1 scoop protein powder, sweetn low, and sugar free drink with water to make liquid for about 24 oz. I usually have one or the other each day. My calorie count stays around 650-850 give or take 100. Quite honestly eating is a pain in the ass and a proteinbar or shake is just easier and I like the taste but I suppose long term the goal is to eat normal. Normal for me seems to not be normal for any nonsurgery person as everyone aroung me is eatinbg brats and beer. I also have not stuck to the 3 meals no snacks routine I again am not able to eat enough in my opinion in 3 meals so I rely on calories and protein amounts and eat 4-6 times a day smaller amounts. Everything I eat is under 10gr of fat 10 gr of sugar except the 2 beers I have had this summer. So can you offer and criticisms or comments, flaws etc short and long term. I know all about the alcohol dangers so dont need input on that mainly foods, proteins, ,meal times, any snacking what ever you do that gets you through the day. I have been much more active but I have not been hitting the pavement like I should, working on that. I am very happy with 100 pounds in 4 months just want to not relapse, stay true and honest with myself and be healthy and happy. drinkin plenty of liquids no issues there and eat some form of veggies each day in small amounts. All my labs and a1c are excellent and I am no longer diabetic.