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Jasonhomey Pro 236 posts since
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Jul 3, 2009 9:12 PM

Trying to get more protein

I am training for a marathon in the fall (October) and I read on several different sites that because of my activity level, I need to be consuming around 100g of protein a day. I am not at all a fan of the protein shakes and stuff like that, and I am an extremely picky eater. Any suggestions of bars/gels any other way to get protein. Naturally, even without training for the marathon, I probably need a lot of protein. I teach tennis and i am busy/active and on my feet most of the day. I do eat a lot of dairy/yogurt and meats for dinner almost every night. Any help is appreciated.





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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    1. Jul 4, 2009 9:20 AM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

     

    blend 4  egg white + 1/4 cup oatmeal pour into  a non stick  frying pan + cook for a few mins each side

     

     

     

     

     

    make it savoury by adding muchrooms , onions, sliced ham

     

     

    sweet you can add 1/2 tup yougurt + fruit

     

     






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    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    2. Jul 4, 2009 12:32 PM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

     

    Also - you don`y have to take protien powder as a shake - you can get textured protien and bake it into granola or you can drip just enough water into the powder to turn it into a chocolate ( or whatever ) paste and spread it on a bagel ot toast - or make i slightly thicker and freeze it .. pudding ! - or make a non flavored powder into your yougurt

     

     

     

     

     

    These guys also make a protien bar mix https://secure.web-sitedesign.com/revolutionarynutrition_com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=12 - I also recommend their protien powder if you feel inclined to try it !

     

     






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

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  • JohnMTX Amateur 8 posts since
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    3. Jul 8, 2009 6:37 AM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

     

    Egg whites are good.  Boiled eggs are easy to fix and keep in the frig.  Liquid egg whites are also easy to add to anything.  I like some of the Clif bars and Powerbars.  Both have protein specific varieties that have about 20 grams in them.  Beef jerky and almonds are protein heavy snacks that I keep handy.   Chicken breasts are also pretty easy to grill and keep in th frig for a day or two to add to salads, sandwiches, etc.

     

     

    I do like shakes and fix one almost every morning to drink before during and after my workout.  I found a flavor that I like and mix with ice, water, egg whites, yogurt, banana, strawberries, and blueberries in my blender. 

     

     

  • dg12 Amateur 76 posts since
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    4. Jul 18, 2009 7:49 PM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

    Do yourself a favor with the egg thing. Eat the whole thing! I know liberals want you to throw the good part away, the yellow stuff because it has CHOLESTOROL. Oooh bad for them, you eat the stuff because it's the right cholesterol. That's like saying avocados are oh so fattening. It's the right kinda fat.

  • KBT_Folly Pro 173 posts since
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    5. Jul 18, 2009 7:55 PM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

    Do you like edemame? I throw a bag in the microwave, salt it up, suck out the beans and it serves the double-duty of giving me a lot of hand-to-mouth action (I like to eat) as well as a lot of nutrition. About 1 cup of pods has 8g protein and 4g fiber. My favorite snack now.





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  • dfitz* Legend 612 posts since
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    6. Jul 19, 2009 11:20 AM (in response to dg12)
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    "Liberals" want you to avoid cholesterol? Um, okay...! LOL

     

     

  • taureanbuddhist Rookie 5 posts since
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    7. Jul 27, 2009 5:38 PM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

    also, don't forget non-meat options for protein...a lot of soy products will give you 10 to 17 grams of protein for under 200 calories...the trader joe's soy nuggets and tofurky turkey slices are my faves:)





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  • jayazusa Legend 337 posts since
    Jul 13, 2009
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    8. Jul 29, 2009 10:54 AM (in response to Jasonhomey)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

     

    Has anyone tried or currently using Ostrim Meat Sticks?  The are aproximatly 90 calories and contain 14 grams of Protein.  I have heard of them but have not tried them Just wanted to see if anyone had purchased thema and get feedback. 

     

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    Jay

     

     





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  • JasonFitz1 Legend 572 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    9. Aug 11, 2009 6:32 PM (in response to jayazusa)
    Re: Trying to get more protein

     

    Hi Jason,

     

     

    You're probably getting nearly 100g of protein through your diet anyways, so you won't need that much tinkering to get 100g+.  Threee servings of dairy (5-8g per serving) plus a serving of meat at dinner (20-30g) will get you about 50g, so you're already halfway there.  Add in a serving of nuts (5-8g), a few servings of whole grains (about 4g/serving), 6 servings of fruit and vegetables (about 3g/serving), and you're at 80-90g.

     

     

    If you'd like to supplement and don't like shakes, you could look into a protein bar that you can buy at any health food or normal grocery store.  Other great sources of protein include eggs (the good stuff is in the yolks), beans - I really can't say enough good things about beans, almond or sunbutter (sunflower seeds), and lentils/quinoa.

     

     

    Cheers,

     

     

    - Jason.

     

     





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