Sunday, April 03, 2011
Spread protein across the day
Protein is required to build and repair body tissue. It satisfies hunger better than carbohydrates or fats. Because it is harder to digest, it releases glucose more slowly and evens out sugar peaks.
One of the best proteins is beans. Nuts also are high in proteins. Choose low fat, lean meats, skinless chicken, seafood, and low fat dairy. However, don't use artificially sweetened dairy (which Gallop recommends). I like Greek style natural yogurt with fruit and instead our sour cream. The potential harm to heart and other organs is too great. (See http://ow.ly/4rTdu.)
Here is a day's food plan that incorporates protein.
Breakfast: Protein drink, with fruit and soy milk.
Snack: Raw almonds and fruit.
Lunch: Salad with garbanzo beans and vinegrette dressing.
Snack: Protein bar.
Dinner: Pesto chicken, frozen or fresh vegetables, quinoa, and fruit.