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I am having a hard time getting my daily 80 gram of protein



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Protein Powder. Added to smoothies, Soups, Beans, yoghurt, anything I can. Most people use a whey Protein. It must be whey isolate. The stuff I use is from grass fed cows with no artificial flavors, and 99% lactose free. 90 calories and 20 gm protein per scoop. Once in a while - like rushing to work or just wanting to give my pouch a rest, I will drink a Premier Protein shake - 160 calories, 30 gms protein.

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Embrace this stage. It's there for a purpose. It's there to help you break the old ties to eating for any other reason other than fueling your body. Relax into it. Cuz all too soon, you will have the opposite problem.

You are going through a very normal reaction. Embrace! Reframe. Be positive. Do not grieve. BE AMBIVALENT!

So how do you get your Protein in? Treat it like a prescription. You have 1 job. And that job is that you need 60-80g of protein per day.

For now at 3 weeks. Here's what you do. You split it into meals. Your job is to have 6 mini meals divided roughly 2-3 hours apart.

Meal 1 - 5oz Protein Shake (15g protein)

Meal 2 - 1 egg + 14g turkey sausage crumbles (by weight) + 1/2oz part skim mozzarella or a light cheese wedge (11g prot)

Meal 3 - 5oz protein shake (15g protein)

Meal 4 - 1/4 c ricotta bake (15g protein)

Meal 5 - 2oz foil wrapped swai + 1/2oz well cooked broccol + 1/2oz grape tomatoes (15g protein)

Meal 6 - 1/4c Greek yogurt thinned with Protein Drink + canned peaches (no sugar added) (9g protein)

Here's the meal plan sample. This was a typical day for me at your stage. So something like this. Click to enlarge image:

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And don't worry if you can't eat it all! Don't worry if you can meet your protein goals here or there. The average over time will be fine! Try to get your 60g minimum in as a dude and for now, you'll be fine. Too soon, you will be able to get it all in and will try not to get too much protein. LOL. Your food desire WILL return.

Learn new things...

Edited by FluffyChix

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I still drink a Protein Shake for Breakfast each morning because it's easy and it's 25 or 30 g of Protein depending on which shake I drink (GNC Lean Shake 25 g protein; Atkins Plus shake 30 g protein) so that's already have my daily goal right there. Then I eat ham and cheese wraps (no bread) for lunch, and I sometimes make "fudge" out of protein powder and Peanut Butter, so there's more protein. Your body needs it.

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Me also, I worry about being low or deficient in Protein, especially since my Pouch refuses to consider a lot of the Easy Ones. My new one to try is Butter Pecan Glucerna, I'm told that Abbot Laboratories also .makes Ensure in that taste but the only place I ever saw that was LTF facilities. Do you suppose Amazon or Wal-Mart might have it online?

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I’ve been drinking carbmaster milk in between meals since I developed lactose intolerance and can’t drink the Protein Shakes or eat Greek yogurt anymore (which were my go to meals to increase protein). This was my nutritionists recommendation and I’ve found it really ads up. I have 2-3 1/2 cup meals (soft food until next week) but without the milk I can’t get more than 25-30 grams with just food. Sometimes I steep tea bags directly in the milk to mix it up.

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Average grams of Protein per ounce of weight of a complete and dense protein ranges between 5-7g. That IS high protein. Sorry that doesn't fit with your definition. I'm thinking you should take it up with God. Cuz somehow, the rest of us figure out how to make this all work.

I get that it feels overwhelming to you right now. But you are going to exhaust yourself and everyone around you if you don't look positively at this blessing you have for a new life. Take a breath. Sit back. Chill. Break your day down into utilizable chunks and meals. Geterdone. If we can do it. You can do it.

No stress.

Edited by FluffyChix

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