I have been MIA a lot lately, and this is because I have been attempting this weight loss thing again. I am not sure who the person is who figured out all these numbers that come with weight loss, but they annoy me. First off, I have been counting calories, I have been counting my intake of fiber and protein.
I have found it to be a challenge to get in all the protein I need, but with all the counting I am learning proper portions and since I need to get in about 145grams of protein a day, YES a day, I have making sure I eat foods high in protein but low in calories. I have found this task to be a pain in my ass! I was told to get whey protein to help with getting the protein in, however, whey protein is pricey, specially when both my husband and I are working to lose weight.
I have learned low fat cottage cheese rocks for giving me a large amount of protein, makes for a great snack 14 grams of protein and only 90 calories per 1/2 cup. I have learned one 5 ounce can of tuna fish is only 100 calories and will give me 26 grams of protein. I know when I am smaller, I will dislike tuna!
I have learned sugar is everywhere! One glass of milk has 11grams of sugar, that’s totally insane. I am trying to keep my sugar grams below 50 that’s not working out so well for me. However, I am staying under 100grams, and I am not adding sugar to anything, I am staying away from the sweets, and sugary drinks. I treat myself to a little sweets each day, today I had 1 cup plain yogurt (there was no greek at the store I went too…) 1 tbsp all-natural Smuckers peanut butter, and 1 tbsp of honey, mix it together and toda I have a sweet, but not so bad treat. This treat equals about 300 calories and had 14.5 grams of protein.
I have also added a lot of weights and exercise into my day. I try to get 10 to 20 miles on the stationary bike, along with a lot of weights. I sleep so much better at night, and the scales is coming way down. I cannot give the total I have lost yet, I am keeping that secret for the time being. I am still trying to find new foods that are not so high in price and have a huge protein amount in them.
What foods do you eat that are loaded with protein?