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What are the foods and beverages you depend on to make sure you're staying on plan, getting your fluids, getting your Proteins, keeping your calories down, etc>?

Two things I depend on:

Protein20 waters: these are flavored, 60-70 calorie waters/drinks that each contain 15 grams of Protein, Adding one to two of these a day has made it much easier for me to get my recommended daily protein in. Basically they take a lot like Propel waters, though you can pick up on the presence of something extra. Not all of the flavors are awesome, but I do really like the coconut Water one. I'm okay with the mixed berry and lemonade, too. The grape didn't agree with me and the wild cherry tastes good but has 4 carbs, which is more than I want to use on a beverage.

Starkist tuna Creations - these are those little pouches of tuna salad with seasoning. They're 70-100 calories, less than 1 gram of carbs, and have 15-18 grams of protein each. They're a good way to get some protein into your day without using anything beyond the minimum for carbs and calories. It saves me some wiggle room to eat something a bit more substantial for another meal that day.

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I love the Starkist tuna lunch to go. Just the right size for me and so convenient.

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Veggies and Premier Protein are my go-tos. Whenever I make salmon, I have to freeze most of it (I make a lot!). It will last me at least 8-10 meals spread out over at least 3 weeks. I don't eat any other meats that often, but I am always running out of spinach, onions, tomatoes, asparagus, etc. I don't get a lot at a time, because I want the freshest I can get without having to throw any away. Premier Protein has to be my go-to whenever I hit up a costco.

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There is also a company called Core Power that makes shakes. The regular ones they have in groceries have a bunch of carbs/sugar, so they're not ideal. But they have another line called Core Power Elite and sometimes I see those at convenience stores. Those have 42 grams of Protein and lower carbs. They're not bad and it's a great way to get a headstart on my protein for the day.

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