Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Enough Protein? WIAW

After my ER visit and continued issues with hyponatremia I decided to get back on top of my food tracking and logged in to my Fitness Pal account after almost a year. I will admit I usually go at it expecting to stick with it but quit after a week. This time I needed to focus on making sure my protein, fat and sodium intake were enough for my activity levels. It has been almost a month and I'm finding my carbs are still higher than needed meaning I need to focus on the other two more.

Since we are talking food, I decided to get back into the What I Ate Wednesday posting...

My lunches/dinners (frequently dinner becomes lunch in some form)
  • Vegan Pepper Mac n "Cheese"
  • Quinoa black Bean/Veggie Bowl
  • Tofu Pepper Curry
  • Artichoke/sundried tomato bean stuffed zucchini
  • Fajita salad (from leftover fajitas)

I've also been loving lemon water! Whay did it take me so long to discover this? I needed to either cut back to 40-50 ounces a day to control the hyponatremia or add salt, so sea salt/lemon water it was. Share your favorite water additions.

So it looks like I am still lacking protein, ugh! No matter how hard I try this is just low for me. As a vegetarian this has always been a struggle, I refuse to start eating meat again when I know I can do this without, I have added eggs back in What are your favorite protein snacks? 


5 comments:

  1. Bagels make good protein snacks. You can add more protein with some peanut butter.

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    1. I used to love bagels but since my celiac diagnosis I rarely eat them thanks to the expense (and iffy taste of GF bagels.

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  2. lots of nuts and hard boiled eggs?
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    1. I love nuts, just added regs back but haven't done hard boiled yet

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  3. Greek yogurt or almond milk both have protein.

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