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High Protein, Low Calorie Foods for Every Meal


By +Carolyn Richardson on Nov 09, 2011 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

Inadequate protein intake in America is rare, but balancing protein calories with a healthy amount of carbohydrate and fat calories daily can be a lot of guesswork without the help of nutritional analysis.  The Institute of Medicine suggests between 10 and 35% of calories come from protein, but according to a study by University of Colorado researchers, the average American only gets about 17%.  To be proactive in meal planning and on the fly decision making, consider high protein, low calorie foods to incorporate into your diet.

Breakfast
2 Large Eggs Protein 13 g
Calories: 192
Make it a Meal: ½ cup spinach cooked, 1 small potato, ½ cup honeydew melon

2 Slices of Turkey Deli Meat and 1 cup of Plain Kefir
Protein: 27 g
Calories: 228
Make it a Meal: 1 whole wheat tortilla, ¼ avocado, 1 cup romaine lettuce, 1 orange

1 cup cooked Oatmeal and 1 cup 1% Lowfat milk Protein: 14.1 g
Calories: 268
Make it a Meal: 1 cup strawberries , 10 almonds

Lunch
½ cup Lentils
Protein: 9 grams
Calories: 115
Make it a Meal: 1 cup Brown Rice, ½ cup pineapple chunks, 10 cashews, ½ cup radishes

½ cup Canned Tuna Protein: 19.7 grams
Calories: 89.5
Make it a Meal: 1 cup Grapes, 1 cup jicama spears, 1 oz. of low fat cheese

Buffalo Burger Protein: 20.7
Calories: 207
Make it a Meal: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1 cup of cucumber slices, 1 apple

Dinner
½ Chicken Breast Protein 26.7 g
Calories: 142
Make it a Meal: 6-8 Asparagus Spears, 1 medium sweet potato, 1 tbsp olive oil (toss with Asparagus Spears)

3 oz. Salmon Protein: 21.6 g
Calories: 155
Make it a Meal: ½ cup chopped hazelnuts, ½ cup red bell pepper, ½ cup quinoa, 1 cup butternut squash

1 Serving Tempeh Protein:18.2
Calories: 196
Make it a Meal: ½ cup basmati rice,1 cup broccoli, ½ cup carrots

Snack
8 oz. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt Protein 24 g
Calories: 140

1 Serving Whey, Pea, Rice, or Hemp Protein Powder Protein: Between 15 and 25 g
Calories: between 100 and 150

Soybeans (Edamame)
Protein: 16.6
Calories: 188


Your thoughts…

What high protein low calorie foods do you like to eat?

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Comments


I thought mixing carbs with protein… especially simple carbs are bad?  If you eat sweets (fruit included) after a meal by time the protein and complex carbs have digested the sweets are fermenting.  Is this not true?  



The World Health Organization only recommends 5% protein for adults. Countries with the highest protein intake especially animal proteins suffer from higher rates of certain types of cancers and also heart disease and diabetes. Even low fat animal products contain cholesterol.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/apr/dairy.htm

I see these types of articles that suggest Turkey Deli meat as a health food and wonder who paid for this? Deli meats including turkey are high in sodium, treated with nitrates and are cooked at high temperatures which is damaging to the protein cells themselves and is a known link to cancer.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/16361276/ns/today-food/t/thing s-you-need-know-about-deli-meats/

I will give some credit that non-animal products are listed here. But through my own research and reading I have come to the conclusion that we suffer healthwise from a myth that large amounts of protein is necessary to thrive. On a scientific basis I really have not found any evidence to support this conclusion. There is no lack of protein in Western diets. There is a pathetic lack of fiber and nutrients which are readily available in plant foods.  The opening paragraph of this article is misleading "average American only gets about 17%. " making it sound as if we are lacking. It's just not true.



Only 6% of the population benefit from not eating meat.  Just word around the campfire.  I know I need meat.  I just don't need the chem trails being sprayed on in our skys that land on our grass and our buffalo or cows eat.  If you go Vegan watch your thyroid!  

Doesn't answer my question.  Can we eat protein, carbs and simple carbs in the same sitting?

 



Original Post by: gijacklin

Only 6% of the population benefit from not eating meat.  Just word around the campfire.  I know I need meat.  I just don't need the chem trails being sprayed on in our skys that land on our grass and our buffalo or cows eat.  If you go Vegan watch your thyroid!  

Doesn't answer my question.  Can we eat protein, carbs and simple carbs in the same sitting?

 


There are a lot of words around many campfires that you shouldn't be eating simple carbs at all, and that complex starch carbs (whole grains) aren't much better.  If you're eating veggies with your meat, then you are already eating carbs with your protein.  Personally, I think food combinations are overemphasized.



Mothers milk is about 5% protein.  We actually do not need more than 5-10% daily.  The whole idea that 10% is the minimum is based on education and brain washing from the meat and dairy industries.

Digesting ANY animal proteins is very hard on the body.  What a title for an article.  It should go on the explain that all fruit has the perfect amount of protein.  If you truly believe you need higher protein then eat leafy greens and vegetables.  If your still not believing the scam then you can eat beans which are TOO high in protein.

All of these items are good for the body and are much lower in calories and FULL of fiber which the above mentioned items are not.

Wake up America - we have not always had easy access to huge calorie, low fiber animal products.  We actually used to healthy back then.



Original Post by: gijacklin

Only 6% of the population benefit from not eating meat.  Just word around the campfire.  I know I need meat.  I just don't need the chem trails being sprayed on in our skys that land on our grass and our buffalo or cows eat.  If you go Vegan watch your thyroid!  

Doesn't answer my question.  Can we eat protein, carbs and simple carbs in the same sitting?

 


I think if you read a few mind opening books, you will finally understand you don't "need" meat.  You don't even "need" dairy.

Go on youtube and search for blood tests or vegan blood tests.  Those eating mainly fruit and a lot of vegetables have some of the most perfect blood tests a person can have.  So perfect their doctors at times begin to follow the diet.

Please post the source of the book or study that claims that a vegan diet causes a thyroid issue.

In the meantime, remove yourself from the matrix by reading a few books this month:

Diet for a New America

The China Study

How Much Protein

Healthy Eating Healthy World

 

 



The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 



Original Post by: ninav

The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 


I do love it when I find another american who has awakened.



Already know all about the biased and incomplete china study.  Don't have time to debate this issue but I will say this if you are really interested. Read "eat for your body type"  or what ever it's called?  

I just know from being in the health area for so long that most vegetarians/vegans usually end up with health problems.  Especially thyroid.  Not to mention never really look that healthy.  And every alternative health practitioner I interview pretty much says the same thing.  

Woman can handle being vegan a little better but still will have problems.  But this is sort of like the issue of should I be Christian?  Muslim?  Buddhist?  You will figure it out soon enough.  I love red meat and will always eat Bison, raw fish and cooked chicken!  Plus tons of veggies cause I love them too!  

FYI I'm just a film maker who made "icurecancer.com"  A film on how people are curing themselves of cancer using holistic methods.  So know a lot of people in this area.  And for the record the "i" in icurecancer.com is you.  Or whom ever has the cancer.  One has to take responsibility for oneself.



I do have fangs and knives and guns.  So sorry.  I'm a carnivore and love it.

 



Actually I don't have knives and guns.  Sorry.  Just a great organic grocery store.  lol.



remember about us vegan eaters, who don't eat any meats or animal products like milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. when compiling these meals for a day!



Who was it that prayed, 'Give us this day our daily BREAD...' ?!?

While I realize that the junk bread we buy in most stores today is not nearly the same, chemically, as what He ate...  but if bread (carbs) was such a big no-no and protein (think about the loaves and fishes) why would He have set such an example? Animal protein and carbs are not detrimental... just the amounts that we consume them in...

Make the best food choices you can... bless your food and give thanks... and live a lifestyle that does not adversely effect your digestion...



I love this blog and I follow it avidly, but there is a large misconception about protein intake in the US. Protein is very widespread in the diet and we really don't need as much as society tells us...it's just a scam to sell protein shakes, powders, etc...and it works!!! Protein intake is a problem if there is not enough fruit, veggie, and legume intake, which is the issue at large here in the US. Although, for the majority of the population who are meat-eaters, the daily amount of protein is probably consumed in just one sitting because the meat portions are larger than needed. 

Check out labels and read about the fruits and veggies you are eating. I just learned that sweet potatoes/yams are a good source of protein! I'm sure you get enough if you don't eat well, and if you don't eat well and don't get enough protein, than protein intake is only part of the problem.



Horses are more powerful and larger, but they have a COMPLETELY different digestive system than we do.  They are hind-gut fermenters that get more out of poor quality forage than we ever can.  We cannot eat grass and survive, they are designed to eat grass and survive.  Please don't compare humans to horses or cows or any other "vegetarian" animal because we are physiologically VERY different. We are more similar to predators such as cats and dogs in our physiology and they are definitely NOT vegetarian in nature.



imo everything has to be balanced. lots of animals that you believe are strict vegetarians do occasionally eat meat. if you eat meat you don't have to have it everyday for every meal. too much of anything in a diet is a bad thing. (evidenced by the thyroid problems)



35% of calories come from protein? That's too high. Show me where IOM says that.  All of that protein won't leave room for fiber or healthy fats and the nutrients that they carry.  20% of calories from protein is enough for someone who is cutting calories to lose weight, and non-dieters are fine with 10-15% of calories from protein.



I am interested in how the writer arrived at some of the numbers quoted for cals and protein content, since the numbers seem to bevery presice, and yet we dont really know how much of the given food it all relates to. For example, the last item, soybeans - how many? Does every soybean have 16.6g of protein?



This is the most unappealing list of menu options I have ever seen! No wonder weight loss is such a struggle.



Original Post by: gijacklin

Actually I don't have knives and guns.  Sorry.  Just a great organic grocery store.  lol.


Haha. This made me laugh. Thanks. :)

I believe that a well rounded diet is the best way to go, but you need to find what works for YOUR body! I personally know that I cannot digest dairy, gluten, and sugar very well. Therefore I stick to a mainly Paleo lifestyle of basically eating meat, veggies, leafy greans, fruit, and nuts (AKA Caveman diet) and avoiding grains, sugars, soy, dairy, and anything overly processed. 

Also, the reason some people eat more protein than the "recommended" amount is because protein is known as a way to build muscle. People who do large amounts of exercise and weight lifting are able to have a higher intake of protein. 

Thank you all for sharing your opinions on vegetarian/vegan, etc. We all lead different lifestyles and have different bodies. Please don't try to tell us carnivores that we are eating unhealthily. God made us meat-eaters for a reason. If not, animals would be running amuck and taking over the world. ;)



I think you are all over-thinking this article. Everything list is high and protein and low in calories, I don't think that the author was telling everybody that they can't be vegetarian. Yes, processed meats have high salt, but it doesn't mean they don't have protein. This is not about the singular best foods to eat ever, its only about protein and low cal. Everyone is different, and foods effect our body differently. One article alone is not going to be able to sum single handedlya perfect menu for everyone.

Lighten up :)



Original Post by: micheleward

Horses are more powerful and larger, but they have a COMPLETELY different digestive system than we do.  They are hind-gut fermenters that get more out of poor quality forage than we ever can.  We cannot eat grass and survive, they are designed to eat grass and survive.  Please don't compare humans to horses or cows or any other "vegetarian" animal because we are physiologically VERY different. We are more similar to predators such as cats and dogs in our physiology and they are definitely NOT vegetarian in nature.


Yes, we do not have digestive systems like cows and horses, I agree.  We are not hind-gut fermenters.  We are NOT designed to eat GRASS.  We are designed to eat vegetables and fruits which are nothing like grass.  I even contend that health nuts (like me) drinking wheat grass is a mistake.



Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: ninav

The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 


I do love it when I find another american who has awakened.


Horses and other herbivores thrive off of vegetation because of special digestive systems that allow them to break down the nutrients FAR more efficiently than humans (although not as well as cows haha!). Check your anatomy and physiology before you start basing your diet off of a horse's. Humans do have the remnants of fangs and claws. Compare your teeth to those of a horse, ours are built for tearing and grinding (omnivorous) their are built for chopping and grinding, or a cow who only has teeth on the bottom row! We are more similar in our development to omnivorous animals. Have you ever noticed that herbivores are able to walk and run within hours after their birth, whereas omnivores and carnivores (think cats and dogs) take weeks and are defenseless, similar to human babies.

I’m not advocating for people to eat more animal based proteins, I agree that there is an overabundance of them in our diet, especially in high fat sources like red meat. But you cannot tell me that humans are not meant to consume animal products. Also, while you do not need animal sources to consume a “complete protein” you need to have them in your diet for cell maintenance and repair. You form a complete protein from complimentary proteins (aka peanut butter on bread).



Original Post by: roachedezign

I think you are all over-thinking this article. Everything list is high and protein and low in calories, I don't think that the author was telling everybody that they can't be vegetarian. Yes, processed meats have high salt, but it doesn't mean they don't have protein. This is not about the singular best foods to eat ever, its only about protein and low cal. Everyone is different, and foods effect our body differently. One article alone is not going to be able to sum single handedlya perfect menu for everyone.

Lighten up :)


"everyone is different" is really a statement that needs to stop being used.  Do you really think there is a great variance in what 99% of us will thrive on?  Those who may have a disease or digestion issues potentially would need a different diet.  But the other 99% of us can thrive to new levels of health if they ate what they were designed for.  Fruits and vegetables.

Yes, we can eat meat, dairy and even dirt.  We will eat tree bark if its a matter of survival.  But what digest's easiest is whole ripe fruit and leafy green vegetables.  Just try it, flip your life and eat 90% pure instead of 90% processed grains, meat and dairy.  Just see what happens.  It will change your entire life.



Original Post by: roachedezign

I think you are all over-thinking this article. Everything list is high and protein and low in calories, I don't think that the author was telling everybody that they can't be vegetarian. Yes, processed meats have high salt, but it doesn't mean they don't have protein. This is not about the singular best foods to eat ever, its only about protein and low cal. Everyone is different, and foods effect our body differently. One article alone is not going to be able to sum single handedlya perfect menu for everyone.

Lighten up :)


I agree.. also, Beans. Solved.. there you go.. high protein, low calorie, vegan/vegetarian safety food. 



Lol!  What I wouldn't do for some sushi right now!  y'all are making me hungry!



Original Post by: neeron00

Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: ninav

The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 


I do love it when I find another american who has awakened.


Horses and other herbivores thrive off of vegetation because of special digestive systems that allow them to break down the nutrients FAR more efficiently than humans (although not as well as cows haha!). Check your anatomy and physiology before you start basing your diet off of a horse's. Humans do have the remnants of fangs and claws. Compare your teeth to those of a horse, ours are built for tearing and grinding (omnivorous) their are built for chopping and grinding, or a cow who only has teeth on the bottom row! We are more similar in our development to omnivorous animals. Have you ever noticed that herbivores are able to walk and run within hours after their birth, whereas omnivores and carnivores (think cats and dogs) take weeks and are defenseless, similar to human babies.

I’m not advocating for people to eat more animal based proteins, I agree that there is an overabundance of them in our diet, especially in high fat sources like red meat. But you cannot tell me that humans are not meant to consume animal products. Also, while you do not need animal sources to consume a “complete protein” you need to have them in your diet for cell maintenance and repair. You form a complete protein from complimentary proteins (aka peanut butter on bread).


Let's stop talking about evolution.  Let's talk common sense.  Meat, dairy and all animal product consumption has been and continues to be linked to cancer, heart disease, auto immune disorders and diabetes.  People, please take the time to read The China Study.  The largest, most complete and most peer reviewed study ever done.

Dairy, specifically casein the protein in milk, is cancer promoting at levels that are shocking and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

There is no such thing as lean meat.  Calorie for calorie meat is always exponentially higher in fat than whole plant foods.

If you have low fat in your blood (on one in america - they eat oils) you can eat 100% fruit and vegetables and have no blood sugar or weight gain issues.  In fact you will feel better than you ever have.  You will want to move your body and you will eventually in time become very fit with very low bodyfat levels.



Thyroid issues (I know because I had Hashimoto's Syndrome, which is when your thyroid antibodies attack your thyroid and cause a goiter) are on the rise in our society not because of a lack of protein or fruits, it's because of the lack of salt which transports iodine. Iodine is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid to convert T4 into the active form T3, which is what goes into the cells and makes them properly metabolize the foods we ingest. The iodine binds to the T4 receptors and makes the conversion possible, without iodine, the conversion doesn't happen, and T3 doesn't activate the mitochondria and you end up with a sluggish metabolism. TSH tests won't show this. Only a complete thyroid profile will show this problem exists, but most doctors haven't been trained to spot thyroid issues before they become major problems. BTW, thyroid problems eventually become other problems (i.e., cancer, gout, arthritis, IBS, etc., etc.)

This one key element is crucial to proper food synthesis and because we're told we use too much salt, we cut it out in our diets and don't receive enough of it in the foods we eat (because they're grown to be nutritionally deficient). It's a vicious cycle. We don't realize these things when we're young because we don't have the symptoms yet. It's not until you have problems that you look for the reasons why. Our Government (FDA) and even doctors who are many being subsidized by drug companies, don't want us to know the truth, so you have to figure it out yourself but you usually won't until it's too late; you're suffering from something.

Many people who have posted here have said accurate things because they've searched for answers. I had to find the truth about Iodine and HRT after I became perimenopausal. I never had health issues (that I was aware of) when I was younger, but now realize that I was iodine deficient most of my life. My hormonal problems were bound to happen due to the lack of iodine (and now because I have half a thyroid after thyroid surgery.) I highly recommend natural HRT, but you have to find good doctors who know about it, many endocrinologists will just push insulin resistence and pre-diabetes on you because that's all they know...it's what they were taught. 

I'm eating healthier than ever before now. I like meat, chicken, and dairy and buy organics because I'm doing what I can to limit the amount of crap that is put into our foods, but of course, organics do come at a much higher price. But it's worth it to stay healthy. I also love vegetables and fruits, and am now eating more fruits for the fiber. Another important thing I do is take supplements because we don't eat nutritious food...and it's difficult to do so unless you grow it yourself. Don't forget the probiotics too, because it staves off inflamation, which has been proven to be a leading cause of cancer.

Best you can do is find out what works best for you. Do your research and keep looking for answers. Don't believe what your doctors tell you until you research it yourself. And don't believe that diet foods are good for you, they're not! Fat is not the enemy, nor is carbohydrates. And yes, I do believe it makes a difference in how you combine the foods (chemistry 101 tells you that you get different outcomes when you combine different ingredients) and your body type makes a difference. We're all not clones of each other.  Good luck on your search for answers!



Original Post by: gijacklin

Lol!  What I wouldn't do for some sushi right now!  y'all are making me hungry!


Sorry, even fish is high in fat and cholesterol relative to whole foods.

Just do me a personal favor.  Go to your local library and get The China Study.

If you read and comprehend that and you still feel the same way about animal products, natural selection will take care of the rest.

Check out this movie "Fat sick and nearly dead"  your reminding me of the truck drivers brother.



I think this article was giving people options for there protien intake that does not always have to be from meat.  It can from other sources.  Through a varied diet you can get 35% of protien.  I think if I follow the food guide and eat a well balances measured diet I will get everything I need for my body.  I know the vegan's will condem the meat eaters, there is more to this artical than that.  I would listen to a train nutrisionalist and not some one deciding to be a vegan by suring articles on the net.  They could be one sided and not show all research.  It has been said the the Meat and Dairy producers slant the data.  Would vegitable framers do the same organic or not?

I really like gijaklin comments. very fun



Original Post by: minabird42

Thyroid issues (I know because I had Hashimoto's Syndrome, which is when your thyroid antibodies attack your thyroid and cause a goiter) are on the rise in our society not because of a lack of protein or fruits, it's because of the lack of salt which transports iodine. Iodine is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid to convert T4 into the active form T3, which is what goes into the cells and makes them properly metabolize the foods we ingest. The iodine binds to the T4 receptors and makes the conversion possible, without iodine, the conversion doesn't happen, and T3 doesn't activate the mitochondria and you end up with a sluggish metabolism. TSH tests won't show this. Only a complete thyroid profile will show this problem exists, but most doctors haven't been trained to spot thyroid issues before they become major problems. BTW, thyroid problems eventually become other problems (i.e., cancer, gout, arthritis, IBS, etc., etc.)

This one key element is crucial to proper food synthesis and because we're told we use too much salt, we cut it out in our diets and don't receive enough of it in the foods we eat (because they're grown to be nutritionally deficient). It's a vicious cycle. We don't realize these things when we're young because we don't have the symptoms yet. It's not until you have problems that you look for the reasons why. Our Government (FDA) and even doctors who are many being subsidized by drug companies, don't want us to know the truth, so you have to figure it out yourself but you usually won't until it's too late; you're suffering from something.

Many people who have posted here have said accurate things because they've searched for answers. I had to find the truth about Iodine and HRT after I became perimenopausal. I never had health issues (that I was aware of) when I was younger, but now realize that I was iodine deficient most of my life. My hormonal problems were bound to happen due to the lack of iodine (and now because I have half a thyroid after thyroid surgery.) I highly recommend natural HRT, but you have to find good doctors who know about it, many endocrinologists will just push insulin resistence and pre-diabetes on you because that's all they know...it's what they were taught. 

I'm eating healthier than ever before now. I like meat, chicken, and dairy and buy organics because I'm doing what I can to limit the amount of crap that is put into our foods, but of course, organics do come at a much higher price. But it's worth it to stay healthy. I also love vegetables and fruits, and am now eating more fruits for the fiber. Another important thing I do is take supplements because we don't eat nutritious food...and it's difficult to do so unless you grow it yourself. Don't forget the probiotics too, because it staves off inflamation, which has been proven to be a leading cause of cancer.

Best you can do is find out what works best for you. Do your research and keep looking for answers. Don't believe what your doctors tell you until you research it yourself. And don't believe that diet foods are good for you, they're not! Fat is not the enemy, nor is carbohydrates. And yes, I do believe it makes a difference in how you combine the foods (chemistry 101 tells you that you get different outcomes when you combine different ingredients) and your body type makes a difference. We're all not clones of each other.  Good luck on your search for answers!


Your completely right.  Iodine has been added to salt in the US.  When we wake up and begin eating nothing but whole plant based foods, we do not consume salt and in turn become deficient in iodine.  This is a legit concern for vegans who eat extremely clean and many have not done the research or know about it.

I do have a question for you.  What do you think you are getting from meat that you cannot get from plants?  To be honest, aside from B12, and that's up for debate, there is nothing in meat you need.  Nothing.

Think about it for a few weeks.  There are many thing we "like" that are harmful.  Liking meat for the sake of it, is something you may rethink. 

Don't become a V word like me, just increase your consumption of raw fruits and vegetables and greens to %90 and have the meat too.  The meat will ruin your digestion, but you will reach new levels of health.



It amazes me how these blogs erupt into food politics.  The main problem in the USA is over-consumption of junk foods, not a lack of protein.

The only reason I could see the author making it is because of some starvation or imbalanced diets that are out there but are not meant to be engaged in long-term.

I agree that lunch meat is not the healthiest choice, but everything in moderation is fine. 

I've switched from whole eggs to egg beaters for breakfast for the most part, but I do have real eggs once or twice a week.

My main protein comes from meats and beans.  I make a bean stew several times a week, consisting of either pintos or garbanzos with spinach or broccoli and a medium potato.  It is very filling and reasonable in calories.

On the days I want something different, I will half-half the beans with diced chicken or beef or pork.  Sometimes I will have sardines or salmon.

I've been mixing proteins and starches(potatoes, pasta, and rice) and have lost 77 pounds in 7 months with little modification to my diet : just no fried foods, almost no soda, and little bread.



Original Post by: tammyspies

I think this article was giving people options for there protien intake that does not always have to be from meat.  It can from other sources.  Through a varied diet you can get 35% of protien.  I think if I follow the food guide and eat a well balances measured diet I will get everything I need for my body.  I know the vegan's will condem the meat eaters, there is more to this artical than that.  I would listen to a train nutrisionalist and not some one deciding to be a vegan by suring articles on the net.  They could be one sided and not show all research.  It has been said the the Meat and Dairy producers slant the data.  Would vegitable framers do the same organic or not?

I really like gijaklin comments. very fun


Tammy, the vege or vegans I have met seem to be overly well read on the subject.  People are going to eat meat, it's a choice.  I just choose to spend my money on something that is not killing intelligent living things by the millions.

I am not a hippy, but I think there is a price to be be paid for eating that meat and dairy.  If you checked the current studies on heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer, you will see a direct correlation between all western disease and meat and dairy consumption.

I know it's a really hard thing to wrap your head around.  We are indoctrinated from birth to feed the system here is the US.  Guess who provides the free educational materials to our schools?  The Dairy Council.



Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: neeron00

Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: ninav

The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 


I do love it when I find another american who has awakened.


Horses and other herbivores thrive off of vegetation because of special digestive systems that allow them to break down the nutrients FAR more efficiently than humans (although not as well as cows haha!). Check your anatomy and physiology before you start basing your diet off of a horse's. Humans do have the remnants of fangs and claws. Compare your teeth to those of a horse, ours are built for tearing and grinding (omnivorous) their are built for chopping and grinding, or a cow who only has teeth on the bottom row! We are more similar in our development to omnivorous animals. Have you ever noticed that herbivores are able to walk and run within hours after their birth, whereas omnivores and carnivores (think cats and dogs) take weeks and are defenseless, similar to human babies.

I’m not advocating for people to eat more animal based proteins, I agree that there is an overabundance of them in our diet, especially in high fat sources like red meat. But you cannot tell me that humans are not meant to consume animal products. Also, while you do not need animal sources to consume a “complete protein” you need to have them in your diet for cell maintenance and repair. You form a complete protein from complimentary proteins (aka peanut butter on bread).


Let's stop talking about evolution.  Let's talk common sense.  Meat, dairy and all animal product consumption has been and continues to be linked to cancer, heart disease, auto immune disorders and diabetes.  People, please take the time to read The China Study.  The largest, most complete and most peer reviewed study ever done.

Dairy, specifically casein the protein in milk, is cancer promoting at levels that are shocking and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

There is no such thing as lean meat.  Calorie for calorie meat is always exponentially higher in fat than whole plant foods.

If you have low fat in your blood (on one in america - they eat oils) you can eat 100% fruit and vegetables and have no blood sugar or weight gain issues.  In fact you will feel better than you ever have.  You will want to move your body and you will eventually in time become very fit with very low bodyfat levels.


I knew someone that was a total vegan an they still had these issue.  Even diabetics have to be carful of certain fruits and there blodd sugar issues.  I don't think this is totaly true.  If it was you would not be on Calorie Count to watch your weight unless your are under weight or have other health issues.  We have more cancers due to chemicals and environmental issues not just food intake. 



I am a firm believer in eating whole foods.  I typically only shop the perimeter of the market, if I go into the aisles in-between everything is processed and unhealthy for you!  I eat mostly chicken, fish or turkey and veggies for dinner but I love a good (4 oz) piece of steak! With regard to lunchmeats, if you get Boarshead brand at Publix it does not have any of the preservitives or fillers that was mentioned in another post here.  If you stick with whole foods and watch your portions you can't go wrong.  And exercise.  Don't forget about that Smile



Original Post by: broaster07

It amazes me how these blogs erupt into food politics.  The main problem in the USA is over-consumption of junk foods, not a lack of protein.

The only reason I could see the author making it is because of some starvation or imbalanced diets that are out there but are not meant to be engaged in long-term.

I agree that lunch meat is not the healthiest choice, but everything in moderation is fine. 

I've switched from whole eggs to egg beaters for breakfast for the most part, but I do have real eggs once or twice a week.

My main protein comes from meats and beans.  I make a bean stew several times a week, consisting of either pintos or garbanzos with spinach or broccoli and a medium potato.  It is very filling and reasonable in calories.

On the days I want something different, I will half-half the beans with diced chicken or beef or pork.  Sometimes I will have sardines or salmon.

I've been mixing proteins and starches(potatoes, pasta, and rice) and have lost 77 pounds in 7 months with little modification to my diet : just no fried foods, almost no soda, and little bread.


Hey I am glad your losing weight, that's certainly part of the battle.  If your doing meat, try doing meat with vegetables.  Meat and starch (which seems natural) actually has a very hard time digesting and creates a lot of alcohol in the system.

If you read more, you may find that the idea of "moderation" is futile.

Would you drink a tablespoon of gasoline a week because it was in moderation?  Honestly,  eating harmful foods are just moderately less harmful following your logic.

Eating very healthy...it's the toughest thing we would ever do.  Let's face it we are trained and raised eating the american diet.  It numbs us and brings us comfort.  We even call it comfort food.  



Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: tammyspies

I think this article was giving people options for there protien intake that does not always have to be from meat.  It can from other sources.  Through a varied diet you can get 35% of protien.  I think if I follow the food guide and eat a well balances measured diet I will get everything I need for my body.  I know the vegan's will condem the meat eaters, there is more to this artical than that.  I would listen to a train nutrisionalist and not some one deciding to be a vegan by suring articles on the net.  They could be one sided and not show all research.  It has been said the the Meat and Dairy producers slant the data.  Would vegitable framers do the same organic or not?

I really like gijaklin comments. very fun


Tammy, the vege or vegans I have met seem to be overly well read on the subject.  People are going to eat meat, it's a choice.  I just choose to spend my money on something that is not killing intelligent living things by the millions.

I am not a hippy, but I think there is a price to be be paid for eating that meat and dairy.  If you checked the current studies on heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer, you will see a direct correlation between all western disease and meat and dairy consumption.

I know it's a really hard thing to wrap your head around.  We are indoctrinated from birth to feed the system here is the US.  Guess who provides the free educational materials to our schools?  The Dairy Council.


I am Canadian I make choice for my body.  The issues with heart issues is over comsumption of foods.  I don't remember my school forcing meat into me.  They taught us a healthy diet and excercise.  When my daughter went to school they did the same thing.  I am sure when my son is ready for school it will be the same thing.  I love all foods and eat a varied diet watching my portion sizes.  I like your passion. You do have some helpful information. 

I like chicken and I don't think them very intelligent.  Considering you can hipnotize them with a straight stick.  I grew up around animals and know this is true.  Even these animals eat meat.  I have seen chicken eat bugs and worms isn't that protien for them.  So I feel our bodies must need some meat or we would not crave it.

 



Original Post by: rulabo

Who was it that prayed, 'Give us this day our daily BREAD...' ?!?

While I realize that the junk bread we buy in most stores today is not nearly the same, chemically, as what He ate...  but if bread (carbs) was such a big no-no and protein (think about the loaves and fishes) why would He have set such an example? Animal protein and carbs are not detrimental... just the amounts that we consume them in...

Make the best food choices you can... bless your food and give thanks... and live a lifestyle that does not adversely effect your digestion...


Thank you so much for posting this! I agree completely.



Fruit should be eaten 30 minutes before a meal so it can take longer to digest and you feel fuller longer, also you won't overeat at your next meal. Protein with carbs such as brown rice are really important before a workout. You need the carbs and protein to keep you going.



Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: ninav

The largest most powerful animals on the planet are vegetarians. We use "horse power" as a standard of measurement of strength. These beings need muscle to be so powerful and they get it from plants and so can't humans.... that's why we don't have fangs and claws.

Plant foods contain all the amino acids our bodies require as building blocks for protein.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/25/e197.full

It's a myth we require "complete proteins" ... just not true.

 


I do love it when I find another american who has awakened.


The lion is called the king of the jungle. The shark is the king of the sea. What do they eat?

Why did God give us incisors? I believe the key is a balanced diet.

Pray and give thanks to God for your food for it is designed to be received with thanksgiving. Refer to 1 Timothy 4:1-6



Too true!!  : )

and jgreen... we gotta get our direction from the Source and overlook the rest, huh?!?

Choose to be blessed, ya'll !!  : )



I think this is a great article.  If you are trying to eat paleo like I am, this article gives a lot of good meal ideas!  I would want to swap out the grains (tortillas, rice, bread, etc) and some of the dairy additions.  But other than that there are a lot of nice paleo meals in here. 

Nice post!

 



People evolved from cavemen--cavemen ate meat--our digestive systems have not changed much since then--ergo, we are made to eat meat.  Some of the healthiest people I know are meat eaters.  They are also some of the strongest, and most in shape people I know.

If you choose to be vegetarian (vegan)--don't eat meat!  But quit with the studies trying to tell everyone that meat is unhealthy for human beings.  Buy properly raised meat, and you will have a healthy protein source.  Buy hormone infused, farm raised, and you are adding a risk factor (many to be exact).



Original Post by: tammyspies

Original Post by: mikecazzx

Original Post by: tammyspies

I think this article was giving people options for there protien intake that does not always have to be from meat.  It can from other sources.  Through a varied diet you can get 35% of protien.  I think if I follow the food guide and eat a well balances measured diet I will get everything I need for my body.  I know the vegan's will condem the meat eaters, there is more to this artical than that.  I would listen to a train nutrisionalist and not some one deciding to be a vegan by suring articles on the net.  They could be one sided and not show all research.  It has been said the the Meat and Dairy producers slant the data.  Would vegitable framers do the same organic or not?

I really like gijaklin comments. very fun


Tammy, the vege or vegans I have met seem to be overly well read on the subject.  People are going to eat meat, it's a choice.  I just choose to spend my money on something that is not killing intelligent living things by the millions.

I am not a hippy, but I think there is a price to be be paid for eating that meat and dairy.  If you checked the current studies on heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer, you will see a direct correlation between all western disease and meat and dairy consumption.

I know it's a really hard thing to wrap your head around.  We are indoctrinated from birth to feed the system here is the US.  Guess who provides the free educational materials to our schools?  The Dairy Council.


I am Canadian I make choice for my body.  The issues with heart issues is over comsumption of foods.  I don't remember my school forcing meat into me.  They taught us a healthy diet and excercise.  When my daughter went to school they did the same thing.  I am sure when my son is ready for school it will be the same thing.  I love all foods and eat a varied diet watching my portion sizes.  I like your passion. You do have some helpful information. 

I like chicken and I don't think them very intelligent.  Considering you can hipnotize them with a straight stick.  I grew up around animals and know this is true.  Even these animals eat meat.  I have seen chicken eat bugs and worms isn't that protien for them.  So I feel our bodies must need some meat or we would not crave it.

 


@mikecazzx

Yes, I have also read that eating meat with vegetables away from starches is more digestible, but starch is filling and most cultures start with it as a base; whether lentils over rice, or cooked meat over noodles, pasta or bread. 

To quote from Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings: *Po-tay-toes!* Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew... Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish."

Starches are what armies marched on, workers labor on, and athletes play on.  What meal was served before the NY marathon?  Pasta--and we're not talking plain noodles. 

"The dishes provide an excellent vehicle to get other healthy foods, proteins and healthy fats into your diet -- such as vegetables, lean meats, olive oil and legumes."  http://www.nycmarathon.org/barilla.htm

Regarding your reply:

"Would you drink a tablespoon of gasoline a week because it was in moderation?  Honestly,  eating harmful foods are just moderately less harmful following your logic" 

Seriously?  What about the BPA in the water bottles everyone is addicted to?  How about aluminum cookware that is causing Alzheimer's?   And don't forget about ELF radiation from electronic devices causing cellular degeneration?  And now all the mercury that will be introduced into the environment by "green" light bulbs?

We all make choices, and they are usually somewhere in the middle between the hedonist and purist.  Sitting in a geodesic dome sipping mint tea by moonlight is not a choice many willingly make. 

People like pleasure, and for the masses food is a comfort.  In a home grown environment, with all natural ingredients, even comfort foods were relatively healty--with fresh ingredients. 

However we're talking food as a commodity here and like other consumables, cheaper makes more money for the manufacturer--and that is the bottom line.

The "better food through science" concoctions of cheaper, salt and fat loaded eatables that that gives short term pleasure are more profitable and tempting than foods in their natural state.

There is also the time factor.  It is much easier to drive through and pick up a meal (or have it delivered) than to take the 45 minutes or more of prep and cooking time. 

Marketers have been cashing in on the time saving convenience for decades, and given the change in the household dynamic, Leave it to Beaver's mom is working two jobs now instead of roasting chickens and baking pies.

As you said, the "American diet" is hard to break.  Our "comfort" foods have been prepared with high fructose, hydroginated oils, and chemical compounds tasting like concentrated salt and spices for decades, it is no wonder we are addicted--we are buying food drugs.

And have no doubt, big Food is fighting as much as big Tobacco and big Pharm to keep us hooked.

 

 



Original Post by: gusbdman

People evolved from cavemen--cavemen ate meat--our digestive systems have not changed much since then--ergo, we are made to eat meat.  Some of the healthiest people I know are meat eaters.  They are also some of the strongest, and most in shape people I know.

If you choose to be vegetarian (vegan)--don't eat meat!  But quit with the studies trying to tell everyone that meat is unhealthy for human beings.  Buy properly raised meat, and you will have a healthy protein source.  Buy hormone infused, farm raised, and you are adding a risk factor (many to be exact).


Amen!!! Buy Local!



Everybody is free to eat what and how they wish.

Though we may and will all differ from each other,
lets remember that is a freedom of choice.

Lets rather discuss than argue.



I didn't see low fat cottage cheese on there.  It's an excellent source of protein, is a very versatile food, plus is low in calories and fat.

 



It's Called "Eat For Your Blood Type"



Original Post by: rulabo

Who was it that prayed, 'Give us this day our daily BREAD...' ?!?

While I realize that the junk bread we buy in most stores today is not nearly the same, chemically, as what He ate...  but if bread (carbs) was such a big no-no and protein (think about the loaves and fishes) why would He have set such an example? Animal protein and carbs are not detrimental... just the amounts that we consume them in...

Make the best food choices you can... bless your food and give thanks... and live a lifestyle that does not adversely effect your digestion...


I didn't know Jesus was on a diet.

hmmmm... i bless my cow right before i put it in my mouth lol.



not a diet... a lifestyle   ; )

It's good that you bless your cow... it's better for your digestion that way!! : )

Choose to be blessed!!  : )



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