Thursday, November 20, 2008

the continual protein battle

I am supposed to be eating 80-100 grams of protein a day, which I am finding pretty much impossible. I don't really eat much meat, which is really the problem with being a "flexitarian" as I have been coined. I'm REALLY going to try hard today though, and I started my day with a 2 egg, cheddar cheese and bacon sandwich on whole wheat. The problem is that I am trying to be healthy and not gain much more weight, and that my friends is NOT a healthy breakfast. I am going to buy a protein shake later which has about 30g of protein in it, but it's like drinking chalk. For dinner I will buy some soy, but I read somewhere that too much soy isn't good, so it's a catch 22 all the time. I need to research other sources of protein. I eat salmon once a week, and 4X a week I eat Fage yogurt, which has 17g of protein, I have pumpkin seeds often, and I suppose I could eat cottage cheese, but eh....what to do!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonya,

Kate and I are so excited for your impending parenthood. Also, Rachel is pregnant with twins so expect a visit in 2009.

I recommend hemp seeds and quinoa. I mix raw hemp seeds into everything - pasta sauce, peanut butter, yogurt. Also, I mix in some quinoa in when cooking rice. Just don't forget to rinse the dry quinoa seeds before cooking.

Both are great sources of protein.