Eat Lean Protein

January 8, 2014

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• Limit intake of red meats, processed meats such as hot dogs
• Chose lean cuts such as loin cuts, 90% lean ground beef.
• Trim fat or remove skin from poultry

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Try These Healthy Plant Protein source:
• Beans are great source of plant protein, high fiber as well.
• Try them in soups, stews, casseroles instead of meat.
• Mashed them for healthy dips
• Try veggie burgers, veggie hotdogs, and veggie sausages made from soy.
• Cook with soy milk, soy cheese, and soy yogurt instead of dairy products.
• Eat nuts and nut butter for protein and fiber but watch your portions due the fat content.

{ 198 comments… read them below or add one }

bpruitt July 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I’m a very picky eater, so it makes it hard to eat all of the healthy things and especially to use the plant-based proteins.


bgassman January 29, 2015 at 2:02 am

Yea, I’m not a big fan of plant based proteins but I do love meat!


lefj1979 February 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm

I shy away from plant proteins as well and take high protein supplements to keep a good dose of daily protein.

dhouse2 October 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm

agree i am going to have to work on the plant proteins. I normally do meat proteins.

bbyers6771 February 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

I think I good with almost all thew listed proteins expect for tofu and fish that’s a no go for me.

ccastleberry February 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I’m a picky eater, but I usually steer clear of meats and beans which makes it hard to get the nutrients that I need. I will occasionally eat chicken, but I don’t eat any other meats often. I also hate any kind of beans or peas (I think its a texture thing), so I miss out on all the proteins you can get from beans also. I drink a lot of protein and soy protein drinks to try to make up for that.


RSwaim June 28, 2016 at 8:41 am

I enjoy both, but like meat products better.

Sydney Nichole July 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Im with you when it comes to beans. I only eat pinto or bake beans. HATE peas. just cant get down with the peas

amandap20 September 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm

I don’t see how you can’t eat meat. Meat is my favorite part of every meal. And yes you are missing out on the proteins you need because meat is the main one.

koverton September 12, 2016 at 2:51 pm

I used to be a SUPER picky eater when I was younger, but I have gotten a lot better about eating a variety of different foods.

Pauffmomma March 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

I started away from meat red meat for about a year and found that too and brands were a really good substitute for protein.

BMcGriff1227 March 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm

My nephew isn’t much of a meat eater either and I’m worried he doesn’t get enought protein, he eats some beans but barely any and he hates peas…. so maybe trying him out on like a protein shake wouldnt be such a bad idea either.

A.Wood June 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

I don’t eat a lot of meat but I do enjoy it when I do.

swhite1 October 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm

You should try lentils. You may not like the texture of these either, but it is worth giving them a shot. They provide a good source of protein.

mpurifoy February 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm

I am a picky eater too and its hard to cut out things that I like from my diet that makes it even smaller. But since I am trying to be healthier this a really good guide to getting the best protein for your diet

kklein February 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

I drink protein shakes in the morning for breakfast to ensure I am getting my protien daily!

Tstreet February 24, 2015 at 1:26 am

Agree, I’m not a fan at all of plant based products


mhardage3 February 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm

plant based products (depending on what it is) is okay to eat.. some greens are nasty!

Kayla November 28, 2015 at 5:14 pm

I love meat but I also really enjoy plant based foods as well! So I guess I lucked out!


chelseavhunter January 14, 2016 at 1:23 am

My dad raises cows for the meat and it has to be the most delicious meat i have ever had!!

tbuck2204 March 3, 2016 at 10:12 pm

I am lucky too that i enjoy majority of these foods.

thicks July 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm

I’m the same way! I love meat but also really enjoy plant based foods!

srussell September 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm

I agree Kayla…I enjoy most proteins.

tperkins October 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm

I would love to start a plant based diet if I could just get over the mental block.

smcneely24 January 30, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Me too! I’ve never been a very picky eater and I love meat and vegetables.

lcarroll9978 February 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

I like chicken and meat better than beans. I probably get enough protein without the plant-based. However, I realize that the plant-based proteins are really good for health.


alec_young2 July 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

I’m the same way you are. Chicken and lean meats are some of my favorite foods, which is great because they do honestly supply enough protein. However, it would be nice if I could get myself to eat more plant-based proteins, because I know they are good for your health.

Peyton Blackerby July 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm

I agree! I am way better at eating chicken and meat over beans, even though they are better for your health.

JessyM July 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

I had to incorporate beans into my diet a few years ago when I decided to get healthy! I put salsa on them and can eat just about any beans because I know I need them in my diet.

kneal September 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm

chicken is my favorite lean meat but I also like tenderloins and veal as well.

aturner October 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I agree. I love steak, chicken and meats in general. I like beans and other proteins also but not as much. And they usually seem to take longer to fix.

ckilpatrick October 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

I love chicken and meat the most as well. The only beans I really like are refried beans and baked beans. Haha!

dhouse2 October 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

I try to do the lean ground beef when i can but i try to stay eat only chicken I lose more weight when I do.

Pauffmomma March 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

Proteins either way are good for us but we have to look at were they come from.

mhigginbotham March 6, 2017 at 10:28 am

I love chicken to and meats just not the unhealthy meats. I also love plant foods so i do get a lot of proteins. i enjoy most protein food too.

blusinger February 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm

I myself am a very picky eater so I don’t eat plant based proteins but I do get plenty of protein.


JGarrett July 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm

I love meat and eat tons of it so i know my protein intake is good, but i do definitely need to try more of the plant-based proteins as well.

aellis February 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm

Be a picky eater but always try out new stuff. Pick what you like and what you don’t, don’t eat it. Just make sure you get those plant based proteins!


lmitchell March 2, 2016 at 7:48 pm

I have to agree, always try new stuff. I used to have people ask me a lot how I got my daughter to eat so many veggies, I said I put them in front of her. She still enjoys trying new things food wise. She is also a runner now so she thinks healthy eating probably more than I do.

Cbrown1900 March 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I’m the same way, I don’t like the thought of eating some of the things they have talked about.


KatelynOstrem October 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

See I personally do not like tofu and soy milk. So some of those items they descibed soundwed not that appetizing to me either.

CHARPER3 October 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

I agree. Tofu is foreign to me. I’m unsure how to prepare it and season it. I am also unsure of the texture.

kfendley June 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

I had a hard time eating plant based protein, but I think it’s just a taste that you have to develop I absolutely love vegetables and beans now.


Pauffmomma March 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

There are ways to to some of the proteins that that are not to our taste to make them more pleasing to our pallets

khoward October 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm

I wish I were not so picky. It’s always challenging for me to eat enough protein. I do not like meat that much. I try to get protein by eating beans, nuts, protein shakes and veggie burgers. I will occasionally eat chicken or pork loin and maybe a lean cut of beef, but not that often,

jpatino June 8, 2016 at 10:34 pm

I know that being a picky eater leaves not may healthy choices for food.


ppendergrass June 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm

There are a few plant-based proteins I will eat, but I love my meat as well. I am always watch my protein/ carb intake. I learned a long time ago to eat both at the same time, since it helps with so many things.


wevans June 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It is good to eat them both together since the carbs and fat helps to more completely digest the proteins.

DHarrington June 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm

yeah I could never go vegan, I really like my meat, and I’m just not really sure about these plant based proteins. Plus apparently you can’t get everything you need from the plant based proteins.


Ashleigh Wiggins July 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

I think that with more education and access to more foods we could get all our nutrients from a plant based diet. Sadly Walmart does not have it all!

MeagonPorter October 5, 2016 at 11:18 am

I agree! I would never go vegan as well.

mjones13 March 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

I don’t think I could ever go vegan either. I love bacon way too much.

psimms July 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Does the body need plant-based proteins or do they just offer a variety? Because I eat a lot of meat but I also eat some of the plant-based proteins as well.


Molly Harvey September 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Me too! I certainly don’t eat healthy fish, like salmon. I have tried almond milk and I do enjoy the taste, but there is always a contingency it seems. If it is healthy, it isn’t cheap. It is hard for lower economic families to participate in eating a diet with lean meats, since hamburger meat and hot dogs are so much cheaper.


EPUGH September 14, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Eating healthy is so expensive! Plus the healthy/fresh items run the chance of going bad before they are cooked/eaten. People who have large families to feed and who have to make their food last an extended period of time can’t always afford to eat healthy. I have noticed though that making your own homemade meals and taking some for lunch is way cheaper than buying frozen TV lunches in small portions that leave you hungry!

Pauffmomma March 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

I really don’t like the fact that it is cheaper to eat unhealthy then it is to eat healthy

msmith October 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Im with you i really do not eat plant based proteins. If its not in beans and chicken and turkey I want get it.


csmart January 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

I am also picky but recently ventured out to try tofu and it was surprisingly good.


mfranklin1` March 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

I am right there with you. I am one of the pickiest eaters I know.


kferguson September 26, 2017 at 10:42 am

That is a bummer. I am a vegetarian, and I use plant-based proteins to get my necessary proteins. I am a big fan of edamame, soy, and quinoa. Maybe if you try preparing the plant-based proteins differently, you will like them better. When I first started eating mostly plant-based proteins, I was a little weary, but I found ways that I like them prepared, and now I am hooked!


mclark8 October 11, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Same! I used to be such an easy going eater, now that I am getting older I am finding it more difficult to try new things in fear that I will be disgusted.


Natalie Fusilier October 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Yes, I agree. I am very picky as well, and it makes it difficult to obtain all the required protein for a healthy diet.


mhood June 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

When I was younger, I always thought that the only way I could intake protein was from meat only. Now I know that it can be found from many different sources of foods.


Spencer Gaither February 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I thought the same when I was younger. It was nice finding other sources of protein as I grew older.


Collins.M February 25, 2016 at 12:18 am

It is definitely good having other source of proteins as well. Why should man live on bread alone ? But lean protein should be what we go when next we thing of protein rather than anything else.

CLovell February 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I used to think the same thing


Mommyof1 February 26, 2015 at 3:10 am

Its a good think I love meats because I am not a fan of plant based foods but you can find protein bars that help just as much and do the same thing as the plant based foods.


reagonj March 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm

I love meats as well, and I also eat protein bars occasionally. I am not into plant based foods

vrobinson July 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

We have beef cows so meats have always been the main source of protein. I’m not against the plant based foods but I prefer the meats.

vvaldes1222 May 1, 2015 at 12:44 am

I thought the same thing when I was younger. But now I know that protein can be found in many foods.


Agnes Turner June 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm

I started to work out and to eat more protein including protein shake. My protein shake ingredients are almond-coconut mil, banana, and peanut butter. Yummy!


Lindsey Thompson September 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

I thought the same thing. It is great to know all the different sources to get protein from.


pharvey January 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

I used to think that too. Now that I don’t eat meat, I am learning that there are many other sources of protein that I can add to my diet.


dasmith January 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm

I thought for several years protein came from meat only. I’m glad to see that I can cut all meat (except wild game) from my diet and still have alot of choices to get the needed protein. I’m looking forward to this change even if it will be a bit of a challenge.


mcunningham February 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm

I thought the same exact way. Glad to know there are more options now that I am older.


KaycieBullion February 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm

I grew up that way too. That’s why it was such a shock to me when I first started learning about nutrition in school and everything. And then when I became a vegetarian, I REALLY had to learn.


vgibson March 1, 2016 at 10:32 am

There are so many people who think that and give vegetarians such a hard time. I really like how that video named the top 10 things that are high in protien and only listed a few meats.


tlampinen June 22, 2016 at 1:03 am

i thought the same, when you think about protein the first thought is meat. i was also unaware that there were complete and incomplete proteins


trhoden October 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

I thought the same way! After watching this video I know that protein comes from many different foods, too.


stroxel October 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm

I thought the same thing for sure. I also thought fruits and veggies classified as vitamins haha.


msmith June 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

One choice with protein that my family has made was to use turkey meat. We use turkey meat in a lot of your everyday meat meals and most of the time you cannot even tell a difference. I love it!


Freeman KL January 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I agree! I love turkey and if seasoned right, you can’t really tell a difference.


frayos February 25, 2015 at 10:17 am

I wish I could agree with the turkey meat, but I find it a poor substitute for ground beef. I have tried my tacos with turkey meat, however it is so different that I can not use turkey as a substitute. Maybe I need your seasoning techniques.

ewingfield0688 June 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I have started using ground turkey and I can’t believe that it tastes so good. It is actually much better than burger I think. You don’t get all that grease like burger.


Ashleigh Wiggins July 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm

I do not eat ground beef at all! I always buy the turkey meat! I make meatloaf’s, burgers, meatballs and I love the flavor. It all really depends on how you season it! I have friends that hate it!

EWalters October 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

I also use ground turkey instead of ground beef. When I made the switch, my family didn’t even notice. It is a simple way to improve our eating habits.


Darius2 March 2, 2016 at 12:07 am

My parents started off by using half and half until we developed a taste for it and started to prefer a lighter healthier burger.

eramsey4317 March 2, 2017 at 11:05 pm

That is an excellent source of lean protein!!


Pauffmomma March 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

I will substitute meat with squash, zucchini in tofu and find that the meat is not misses from the meal but that our protein needs are still meet


rself June 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

80 grams of protein is recommended daily for women. Getting 80 grams of protein a day is very difficult. Since I have the LabBand, I’m supposed to eat 3 ounces of meat at each meal. I used to keep count of the calories and protein I had each day and I never got the amount of protein that was recommended.


Ashleigh Wiggins July 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

That must be tough for you, have you tried protein shakes?


mdanner4505 June 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I like the way she take you right into the grocery’s store, and show you the red meat and tips on the cuts, and detail information on red meats.


Clinton March 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm

she makes it very simple to understand what we should be looking for in meats


koliver2054 June 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

I agree it was very informative and gave great options of meat to choose from. I liked how she explained the marbling in the beef and explained it on each cut of beef.


AAD December 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

So do I! This was a very informative video!


aekwelle January 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I agree! She gave great info. and tips.


tclift23 February 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Couldn’t agree more with your comment. She is on top of it and made this video quite interesting.


Averyel85 October 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm

As I’ve gotten older, my interest in red meat has dwindled. I did like how they showed other sources of protein. I’ve always wanted to try tofu but know nothing about how to prepare it.


Jallinson90 March 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm

I agree. I knew a little bit about the amount of fat in meat packages by looking at them, but the video taught me a lot more. I never really thought that the different names of the meats signified the location they came from. The woman in the video was on top of her stuff, and gave me new ideas on how to determine which meats I will buy in the future.

Jallinson90 March 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Oops! My bad, I hit reply on the wrong comment.

Jallinson90 March 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

I agree. I knew a little bit about the amount of fat in meat packages by looking at them, but the video taught me a lot more. I never really thought that the different names of the meats signified the location they came from. The woman in the video was on top of her stuff, and gave me new ideas on how to determine which meats I will buy in the future.


mdanner4505 June 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Eat red meat but after watching this video it make you rethink about red meat, very good information.


fcarter-doreau June 17, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Definitely important to know how much is the good amount to take in, because I have known people that were adding way to much protein to their diet while trying to build muscle and horrible constipation was one of the results! One of them almost had to go to ER. It may sound like a stupid mistake, but a lot of people have no idea how much is sufficient.


pbridges9020 June 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

Great! I work nights and have a problem with eating without meat, after all I grew up with my mother always planning our meals 1st. What will go with the meat.? Also, Now you really don’t know what additives the animals have been fed to increase profits. Unless you go organic. I love cottage cheese and fruit. I had a friend that used to eat cottage cheese as a salad with celery, tomatoes but she did use salt and pepper with it. I may have to try it without the salt.


devans February 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

I love cottage cheese, fruit and healthier foods too, but have still found getting away from red meat really challenging. I’m always open to ideas.


sparks June 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

I always buy lean meats. I don’t like the way that the fat tastes, so when I buy meat I always look and see which one has the least amount of fat. So, atleast I eat healthy meat, even if I don’t eat other things that are healthy.


mpearce June 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

It’s very easy to make your own low fat turkey sausage patties instead of buying the links she mentioned to stay away from. Take ground turkey, mix just a little olive oil in the meat, and season with sausage seasoning until they taste just how you like them once cooked. Make a bunch of patties at a time, layer them with wax paper and put in a freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. Voila, you have handy, healthy turkey sausage patties. You don’t absolutely have to add the oil, but I think it improves the flavor with a little fat. Just make sure they are eaten within a couple of months.


acgill February 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm

That sounds great, I love your recipe idea!


srussell August 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Thanks for the idea!… I had never thought of that.

Sdecker May 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I sometimes will go on diets where I eat eggs for dinner every night for about 2-3 weeks instead of other forms of protein. I know now I should mix in fish and there are some other types of meat that are good for me as well. Now, I will add beans in there, too! But I had no idea how much protein we intake on a daily basis! The minimum amount of daily protein for a woman is 80 grams. I will remember this.


knichole February 28, 2016 at 9:27 am

I try to make 15 bean soup a couple times a year and add in meals of fish and eggs for breakfast all year round. I have my own chickens, so I don’t have to worry about where my eggs come from.


acgill February 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Eggs are awesome! I made fried rice tonight with scrambled eggs and I make boiled eggs several at a time for a quick breakfast or snack.


dmitchell6 September 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

I tend to eat a lot of eggs as well, usually for breakfast or lunch though. For me, it’s more of a cost issue as a dozen eggs supply the protein for several meals at a relatively low cost. Though I do not shy away from plant based proteins, I should probably make more of a conscious effort to increase my daily intake.


ycanasramos February 20, 2018 at 12:45 am

I do eat meat but just once in a while. I do not go on diets because I do not trust them. I think eating in a healthy way is the best way to lose weight. Anyhow, I try to complete the proteins I consume in order to get the amino acids needed. For example, whole wheat and peanut butter is a snack that provides a dose of all essential amino acids and plenty of healthy fats to boot. It would be better to get the complete proteins from animal meat, but I just don’t like the meat at all. I love to eat fish which is another good resource for protein.


k. williams May 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I used to love red meat until I watched this video. I may still eat red meats, but I will think twice also.


bkulis March 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

These videos were good for me to watch. I didn’t really know that the redder the meat is, the less fat it has on it. Very good information.


Averyel85 October 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

I didn’t know that either. That will help me greatly when picking out steaks for my family in the future.


MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Those pauses the speaker took were very distracting, and the music was very overbearing over the audio~!! 🙁 Didn’t like this video so much, tho~ I thought the difference in protein between men and women was interesting~!! 🙂 I wonder why women need more?!! Or did I get that backwards, O.o ~hmm ♥♥♥


mpearce June 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I think they said men need more protein.


Aowens March 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm

We must all stop eating fast food! & Also I am going to try and cook more.. no more fast food for me! I enjoy the taste of hamburgers and hot dogs just need to start cooking them more.


MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

I’ve never been a big fan of hotdogs, not after learning what all is in them 😛 ♥♥♥ but, I’d eat me a hamburger any day~!! 😉 definitely prefer homemade over fast foods anyway~!! 😀


awagner March 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I have eaten meat all my life, however I only eat clean meats due to religious reasons (See Leviticus 11). So I’ve mainly stuck to beef and chicken, and vegetable substitutes. I’ve grown up eating soy substitutes for meat, and can say that, frankly, a lot of them are delicious. So if you’re wondering about it, just try them, and you will find that while they don’t taste exactly like the meat they’re supposed to imitate, they are still very tasty, and healthy.


Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I hate to admit this but I eat more red meat than I should and we eat hot dogs a lot because its quick and easy to make after a busy day.


cosborne March 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I would choose chicken over beef anyday! I love me some chicken and i love a good hamburger too but it just doesnt do for me what chicken does or fish does. Now how i cook the chicken makes it all go down the drain, but i will defiently be working on that


msorrell April 29, 2017 at 11:56 pm

I agree! I love chicken and fish way more than red meats


ethacker March 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I found this video my favorite so far because I love high protein diets! They always get me more lean and muscular rather than stick skinny. Protein fuels your body and is very important! Good to know I as a woman need to consume 80g a day of protein, and balance it throughout the day.


acgill February 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

This was my favorite, too. I prefer protein foods because they keep my blood sugar stable and because I eat gluten-free, protein foods help me get the calories and iron that I need.


ckuhn March 5, 2014 at 12:11 am

I honestly never really go grocery shopping until lately. I live on my own and try to cook more often at home instead of eating out and i had no idea the white part was all the fat in the meats. I will definetly look for that more often! I also am going to make sure I get the 20-30 grams of protein in a meal since she said that is how much a woman can absorb in a meal. I also thought the plant protein was interesting. Opens my mind on a lot of new meals for myself.


iramirez March 4, 2014 at 11:48 pm

I think it is crazy how much protein we consume a day with eating meats. I will try to keep my protein levels at their normal range and eat proteins instead of many fats since protein energy lasts longer


wbukowski March 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

The videos were really helpful. The second video gave had a lot of good tips on what kind of meat to buy and what to look for when buying meat. But has anyone eaten buffalo? Does it taste good?


Atheroux October 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

I haven’t, but wouldn’t mind trying it.


chobbs March 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I follow several fitness icons on social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram. One thing they have in common is that they ALL stress the importance of protein in the diet. Many of them also rave about protein powders, like the one mentioned in this video. I think that a lot of people have the misconception that the more protein, the better. As we all know this is not true, eating lean meat (at each meal) can easily add up to the daily reccomended amount. In addition, protein can be difficult for the kidneys to filter out.- Just another reason to be cautious of our daily intake!


boneal September 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

I also follow fitness icons through social media. I am not one to necessarily follow them regularly but it is nice to have a good solid reference when I question certain food intakes.


Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I tend to eat protein on a daily basis. Although, I never knew to pay attention to the fat content.
I just eat what I like and think is good.
And I should eat more fruit and add things to it.
You need 80 grams of protein for a woman..a day?? WOW, such a shocker.


acgill February 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm

80 grams does seem like a lot! I didn’t realize it is that many grams!


jostie March 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

I love skinless chicken breast. I eat it grilled throughout the year. It is by far my favorite meat.


Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I love grilled chicken breast, it has to be one of my favorites as well!!


Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Yes I love grilled chicken breast as well.
There’s nothing better than grilling up some good food.


mdanner4505 June 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm

love grilled chicken breast,also

cgreene March 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I thought the video on plant based protein was interesting but it seems so complicated. That is, you have to find the right amount of nitrogen intake in the plant so that the plant will have a higher amount of protein. At least, that’s what I got from what he was saying. Plus, a number of the plants he has there can be found at whole foods but they are a bit expensive. I guess it goes to show that there is some truth in the fact that if you want to eat a completely healthy diet it’s going to be a pit expensive. Myself!, I’ll stick with the low-fat meat I find at the supermarket like lean beef and turkey meats.


jkehler January 30, 2015 at 12:09 am

My family loves to eat quinoa! My son is a football player and is always hungry and always wants more meats. I learned about quinoa from my hairdresser who is a vegan, and she recommended it for my son to get extra protein without the extra fat from more meats. I usually prepare a large batch at a time, then season or substitute it anywhere I would use rice such as in a casserole or to make a bed for layering stir fry chicken and vegetables on. While you are right that it is more expensive than white rice, it is far more nutritious!!!


beasterling March 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I really like meat, all kinds! I love to get a medium rare steak. I love chicken, pork all kinds of meat. With this being said I am very cautious of what meats I’m eating. I limit my red meat to twice a week and eat mostly white meat, as well as fish. I love grilling out and that is such a good way to prepare meat to cook out a lot of the bad that you get with some meats.


ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I love to cook grilled chicken on the grill throughout the year, its nice to know that I am choosing a great meat with lot of protein in it!


adaniel7 February 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

We definitely can’t go wrong with grilled Chicken Breast!


aeasley February 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm

I love red meat. If I ever get a steak it is medium rare, but not too big. I don’t get alot of protein since I live on my own and I’m always on the go. If I ever go to the store and buy protein it will be chicken. My family including myself are avid deer hunters. We have alot of deer meat and that is probably my favorite to actually eat and it is very lean.


JALSTON February 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

I actually found the part of picking lean meats very helpful. I always buy the meat my mother bought when I go to the grocery store. However, she will be notified of her unhealthy choices. I will also try to eat more beans as a source of protein because I often forget about them and that will add variety to my diet.


KLaFlora June 23, 2017 at 12:18 am

I found the tips on different cuts of meat helpful too. I also liked that they reviewed other sources of protein as well. I have tried to incorporate more chicken and less red meat in my diet so I found this video helpful.


Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I refuse to eat any meat that is almost burnt as some people may say. I feel that eating almost raw meat could be costly to your health.


bkulis February 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

There is a huge difference in eating the right foods and eating the bad foods. When I eat healthy I have way more energy and feel awesome. When I eat unhealthy I feel so lame.


chobbs March 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I feel the same way when I make unhealthy food choices. It leaves me feeling sluggish and dissapointed with myself.


Sdecker May 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I feel this same exact way when I eat without thinking about it first. There is never a time I don’t feel disgusted with myself after eating out.

Cstrickland5947 February 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I love chicken breast, cottage cheese, and yogurt I don’t think I will have a problem getting all the protein intake I need. I did not know there are some many varieties of plant proteins.


ccantrell1 February 25, 2014 at 11:07 am

I have been eating great as far as protein goes, but I am happy to see that it gave me more options to eating different sources of protein not just red meats and nuts….


Ldavis February 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I think I need to eat anything that will help me stop all the cravings. I knew the protein was good for you but I did know all of this. I have a hard time finding the good stuff so I like video 3.


wearnest February 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

This videos were very helpful. It has always made since that lean meat was healthier. I like to eat in a variety. I eat some red and some meat. It was helpful to find out which foods also had a good source of protein.


kbeard7948 February 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I like chicken breasts. It has less fat than ground beef, and I really think it tastes better than beef. I’d rather eat yogurt than cottage cheese, but I will eat either. I’ve never counted up my protein intake, but I am going to start so I am making sure I get 80 grams a day.


cgreene February 23, 2014 at 10:45 am

I think what surprised me most about the protein in chicken breast is that you really don’t have to have high amounts. Contrary to what was stated in the video I also thought the more chicken breast, ie, 8oz., you eat, the better. But, obviously not since the body won’t absorbed all of it at the one sitting. So, now I know that eating just a bit of chicken breast such as the 4oz. suggested is enough in one sitting.


Stephanie Herndon February 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I knew red meats had high protein but they can also have high fat. I love chicken, cottage cheese, and since buffalo is so hard to find in Arkansas deer meat is a great substitute, my freezer is full of it right now. One of my other favorite proteins that really wasn’t mentioned much but is awesome to eat is fish, my daughter and I love salmon either smoked or pan seared.


adaniel7 February 23, 2015 at 7:35 pm

My family goes for the Deer Meat. It’s a must in our household. It’s less fat and isn’t so hard on our stomach.


Co94dy7 February 22, 2017 at 8:32 pm

I agree with this comment. These foods are yummy and good in protein.


mjoyner February 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

This video was good I always thought that red meats were the best for you I guess I was wrong.


CLovell March 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I thought the same thing lol


mboswell February 12, 2014 at 10:04 am

I see now a lots of good ways to get protien. I also see you have to have the correct balance of protien, carbs and fat for optimal success.


aschaeffer February 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

My household makes our ranch dip using Greek yogurt. The dip tastes better and pairs great with sweet peppers or other vegetables that pair well with dip. Buffalo is not always easy to find. We use ground venison to replace much of our ground beef usage. If you do not hunt personally, you may know someone that does not care much for anything other than the back strap.


Stephanie Herndon February 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

I have read several that like the ranch dip with Greek yogurt, definitely going to have to try that because I love dips and veggies. I also use venison and there is nothing better than a deer tenderloin smoked.


cgreene February 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

I also use Greek yogurt a lot. It’s a weekly item in our refrigerator because we don’t eat a lot of meat in my house. We actually use it in place of sour cream and you can mix small amounts with low fat cream cheese and put on bagels. It’s easy to get together and really enhances food while at the same time giving you a boost in your protein intake.


aeasley February 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I’ve had buffalo because I have family that can get it pretty easily and I didn’t like it that much. I prefer deer over any kind of meat.


sjones14 July 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I am going to have to try using the Greek yogurt to make ranch dip, sounds like it just might taste good and help with my protein intake!


krichards3 March 7, 2017 at 11:31 pm

I am definitely going to have to try the ranch using Greek yogurt. I have never heard of this before.


bpryor February 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Proteins reducing cravings is interesting. Maybe I need to up my protein intake because I crave a lot especially when I’m hungry. Men being able to consume more proteins than a woman wasn’t a shock to me. Cottage cheese being a protein was though. I love fruit but the cottage cheese I cannot do. My grandparents love cottage cheese with fruit and I can’t even stand the way it looks.


aschaeffer February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

To kill cravings, I have three favorites. Nuts are good sources of protein, but I sometimes get carried away. To keep from over doing it, I eat from a cup instead of from the can. My new favorite snack is fresh sweet peppers dipped in Greek yogurt ranch dip. The last I keep at work to avoid unhealthy cravings and is jerky. It is high in sodium, but I feel satisfied after consuming a relatively small amount.


preed February 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I tend to choose chicken breast and ground turkey over ground beef when I actually eat meat. My problem is trying to get my husband to eat those things because he prefers red meat. I have found that if I do hamburger or red meat once a week we are both happy with our suppers.


wwalker3804 February 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I like boneless chicken breasts and I like lean meats. The preparation process is where the problems arise.
I will be looking into plant protein.


wearnest February 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I totally agree. I eat alot of chicken and lean meats. But one big problem that I feel everyone has is cooking it right. It just seems easier and quicker to fry it but I think that takes away from alot of things.


ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

When I cook chicken breast, I usually grill them. Its super simple and really tasty! Be careful which marinade you use, it can really make a difference in your taste. Grilled chicken is one of the healthiest ways to eat chicken breast.


ethacker March 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I agree..I prefer grilled/baked chicken breast or steak. It is time worthy preparing the food but the protein intake is worth it and extremely important!


dbalding7689 February 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I had no idea that a good balance of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins promotes absorption and makes you feel hungry less often! That’s something I’m going to try


mhicks January 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I knew lean protein helped with muscle mass but I did not know that it helped curb cravings! I also am going to make sure I get the 20-30 grams of protein in a meal since he said that is how much a woman can absorb in a meal. I actually love turkey links for breakfast and DID NOT KNOW that it was made with all parts!!!!! I am going to switch! As far as plant proteins, I dont really know much about all that because I get my protein from other sources.


sladet January 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I have a hard time digesting ground beef even when i chop it up into tiny pieces so I stay away from things that make me have problems and i have been known to have anemia and the first they tell me is to eat red meat for the iron but im happy to know that there are other things to eat beside red meat.


btubbs January 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

I am a very avid hunter and I process all my game myself, deer, duck, hog, turkey, fish, dove, quail, and even squirrel. I do love red meat and if I am to order a steak at a restaurant it will generally be an extra rare ribeye. I am trying to adjust my diet to a more plant based diet. I would like to try and limit my meat intake overall. I will not completely throw it out but I do think that it plays a big factor in fatigue.


wwalker3804 February 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I don’t like meat of any kind that is anywhere near raw. I am more concerned with germs and unwanted bacterias than with protein and fats.


btubbs February 12, 2014 at 8:50 am

Medium well to well done meat is actually far more healthy for you anyway.

mjoyner February 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I agree if I bite into to any meat that is even a little raw gag cant do it

wbukowski March 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I agree with you. I don’t know how some can eat raw meat, it’s pretty disgusting and can be harmful to the body.

hyoung1 January 23, 2014 at 3:40 am

Cottage cheese does have a good amount of protein in it. I like to puree different fruits such as strawberries, pineapples, and peaches and mix them together with cottage cheese as a “sweet” snack. Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, and fish DO help you lose weight. I went on a binge once a few years back where all I cooked with was chicken and turkey and I kept my carb intake very low, and I lost almost 25 pounds! It was just from cooking with the lean meats. I love me a rare steak every now and again but for hamburgers I prefer ground turkey. You can also find lean pork and red meats but the best for you is poultry and fish. And again, I will say the best thing to add together in a protein shake is flax seed and good fruits high in antioxidants. (berries)


MSmith March 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I agree that eating lean meat will help you loose weight and its healthy for you. I just can’t get past flax seed. To me it makes the product taste bad


Kaitlyn Staggs July 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Eating lean meat does help tremendously. I try to find most of my protein from outside sources anyway, but I will definitely never touch fatty meat again. I have over time developed a hatred for it.


Patrick Harrell January 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Has anyone ever seen the movie supersize me?


sladet February 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Was it when he went to McDonald’s for breakfast ,lunch and dinner every day.


Emerson February 24, 2014 at 1:54 am

I think that by the end of that movie I was getting sick myself just watching him and his body and mind go through such a drastic change. Wether is be free-enterprise or greed or whatever – Its slowly but surely killing America


jemerson February 27, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I think that by the end of that movie I was getting sick myself just watching him and his body and mind go through such a drastic change. Wether is be free-enterprise or greed or whatever – Its slowly but surely killing America


beasterling March 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I totally agree, these processed items are so bad for america as a whole. My wife got my kids hung up on McD’s nuggets and I had to work very hard to get them off of them.

MSmith March 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm

That was awful and very sick. Fast food is what is wrong with the world today


pbridges9020 June 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

I agree! I think Fast Food advertising should be band regarding foods unless they advertise Healthy Foods they offer.

mpearce June 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I’m so glad I did watch supersize me, it broke me and my family from getting their combo meals. Now on the rare occasions we eat there, we grab something off the dollar menu and usually drink water to force ourselves to moderate!


Jlacombe March 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Indeed, super size me was a fantastic documentary. It is a real eye-opener as well, the results of his eating habits were reflected clearly. Ouch!

sparks June 4, 2014 at 11:03 am

Yeah, we had to watch it in high school for our nutrition class. It was awful. I know that McDonald’s is bad and unhealthy, but I never knew that it was that bad. I couldn’t bring myself to eat McDonald’s for the longest time after that.


fcarter-doreau June 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Yes! I loved that movie, it was an eye-opener… however it made me hungry, not grossed out like I think it did most people. The key is moderation… everyone should know that you can’t eat like that all of the time. But I also think the people that deprive themselves of “splurge foods” also aren’t doing themselves a favor. Most of the time they end up binging on those or equally as bad foods at some point.


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