Saturday, October 23, 2010

Protein Pairing

Have you ever woke up determined that your weight loss or healthy eating has begun? You start with a healthy cereal, oatmeal or pancakes. Later you get the shakes and get irritable so you snack on an apple or a veggie but feel famished within the hour. All of your determination begins to dissolve and you decide that you will start again tomorrow or that it isn't worth it to be hungry all of the time to eat healthy.

"Protein Pairing" is a principle of clean eating that is essential. You eat a small amount of protein with each snack and meal. Notice I didn't say "meat"...just a lean protein. It is pretty easy to add a protein to almost any snack. String cheese to an apple will keep blood sugars level and keep you fuller longer. Protein whey is a very nice protein to use as are egg whites. In fact, protein whey is used by the body much more efficiently then eggs are. Nuts as glorious and pure as they are, are also a nice addition but they count as a healthy fat as well and you really need to watch the numbers on those. A bowl full of almonds can be deadly on a calorie count.

Happy Healthy Eating!

- Susan

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1 comment:

Sal-my-gal said...

Did you see what I was just snacking on?

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