Question for the fitness buffs

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Eat chicken twice a day

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Protein seems to be the one thing i have a hard time getting enough of. I do eat Power Crunch protein bars, their the wafer kind, so they arent too dense. I eat a lot of turkey jerky and greek yogurt for protein as well. I dont know anything about using amino acids in place of protein bars though, sorry!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Salmon is great source of protein. 

Whey protein shakes right after exercising are great, they don’t taste great but if you just drink it quickly you don’t really notice the taste.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Don’t forget about eggs. When I work out on the weekends (morning yoga classes), I come home and fry up 2-3 eggs with gluten free toast. Eggs have about 6g of protein each. Some people worry about the fat, but it’s good fat to be consuming.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

First of all, you probably don’t need as much protein as you think. Just shoot for getting a good serving of protein at each meal. I’m a vegetarian and I get plenty of protein. Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are good, as are eggs, beans, nuts. Even things like brussels sprouts and broccoli have protein in them. Protein shakes are nasty, but if you get a good tasting protein powder, you can add small amounts to things without the taste being too bad.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

After a long hard run, I would always have a glass of chocolate milk.  The carbs replace glycogen stores and the protein helps muscle recovery.  

I have always HATED non-food sources of protein as well- they always give me gas and/or bloating.  No thanks.

I just try to make sure I have some protein with every meal and every snack.  You’re on the right track with the lean meats!  I have an egg with breakfast.  Hummus with veggies.  Cheese with fruit.  Yogurt.  Nuts.  Beans have high fiber and protein as well.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

greek yogurt has a TON of protein. Mix it with some fruit and granola and it tastes like dessert but is actually a really healthy breakfast or snack.

I’m not a fan of supplements.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pappy8:  eat real protein.  i used to drink a protein shake every morning for breakfast.  then i decided i didn’t want the chemicals in me that didn’t need to be there.

i eat a peanut butter and honey sandwich on flax seed bread for breakfast or have kashi (the one with 13g protein) with almond milk

morning snack depends

lunch – usually chicken with veggies and starch veggies are greens, statches are brown rice or some kind of potatoes

afternoon snack – greek yogurt

dinner  – chicken, veggies, starch.  lunch is really always left overs of dinner. 

we are sunday cookers and prep for the week.  healthy food is always there to take.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Pappy8:  Are you talking about BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids) which is a supplement? Or just amino acids? Proteins are made up of amino acids (they are the building blocks of protein), so they act exactly the same. So… I’m not really sure how to answer that question. 

I’d recommend protein that comes from whole foods. I highly recommend greek yogurt, hemp seeds, nuts, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy products, poultry and grass-fed beef/lamb. 

 

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