Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stir A Bout Post...

A little o' this, a little o' that!!!

First a couple of pictures...

This is the cold white winter "wonderland" outside....I HATE it! It is beautiful but I want to be outside walking in some warm weather!!! Oh and we've got more severe weather warnings...more snow and ice coming...UGH!

This is me (another laundry room photo) and my new "baby". A Sony a200 that I treated myself to! I always aim to please everyone else and go without...well for once I treated myself and I'm having so much fun with it. I didn't have to photoshop the background to make it appear like it had depth of field...the camera did it for me! The best part is the telephoto lens I had for my film Minolta Maxxum 4 works with this camera! BONUS

This is one of the first pics I took with the new camera. Gotta love a boy and his kitty!!!

Now for the other stuff...just sharing some stuff I read today...

This is from my Better Life Unlimited Newsletter that I get in my email...

Which foods contain the best proteins in a daily diet?

The best sources of animal (complete) proteins are:

· Fish and other seafood, i.e. tuna, salmon, flounder, bass, etc.

· Lean meats, such as lean pork and beef

· Poultry, turkey, de-skinned

· Skim dairy foods and cheeses, i.e. milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, string cheese, etc.

· Eggs and Egg Substitutes, i.e. the white of an egg is 100% protein

The best sources of vegetable proteins (incomplete and must be combined) are:

· Beans, peas, and other legumes, i.e. red, black, white beans.

· Nuts and seeds, i.e. walnuts, cashews, etc.

· Whole grains, i.e. oats, brown rice, barley, quinoa, etc.

Now for an example of how I could apply this information to my own protein needs. Remember, I calculated that I would need 56 grams of protein per day. Additionally, I am a vegetarian. I do eat eggs and some dairy, but no meat. So, where and how am I going to get my protein needs met? Here are some possibilities:

1 cup cottage cheese = 28 grams protein

½ cup Egg Beaters = 10 grams protein

1 cup black beans in soup = 15 grams protein

1 cup brown rice, cooked = 5 grams protein

½ cup tofu with stir fry veggies = 20 grams protein

2 Protein Bars (snacks) = 15 grams protein each bar

How much protein is there in the foods (not vegetarian!) I eat every day?

On an average, here is how to get 7 grams of protein per serving:

1 ounce of meat, fish, or poultry

1 whole egg

¼ cup tuna in water pac

½ cup cooked beans, peas, etc.

2 tablespoons nut butter

On an average, here is how to get 8 grams of protein per serving:

1 cup skim milk

1 cup LITE yogurt

1 ounce string cheese

1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese

I hope this information helps and does not confuse you. Now you know why dietitians walk around with a calculator in hand. And why you can trust BLI to help you get the right amount of nutrients in the foods you eat every day.

Better Life Unlimited Website

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