Best protein sources for Nutrisystem?

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I started working out again two weeks ago and I'm burning a lot of calories (600-700 per workout) and I want to add more protein into my diet. Currently I've been adding in a protein for a morning snack and sometimes an extra protein during my afternoon snack.

I eat a Chobani vanilla yogurt each morning with breakfast (120 cal, 16g protein). For my other proteins, I've been doing low fat string cheese and hard boiled eggs (7-8g protein each).

My question is, what are my best choices for protein? I want to get the most amount of protein for lowest amount of calories (or at least within Nutrisystem guidelines).

Any suggestions?.



Comments (10)

Your question was: Best protein sources for Nutrisystem?.

I'm faithful to my Greek yogurt. I've been getting the plain Dannon one a lot lately. 80 cal. 15 grams of protein. Of course I have to add Splenda. I like adding vanilla & cinnamon to it for when I eat it with my sliced apples.

Cinnamon doesn't really taste well w/ other fruits imo. I like tuna straight from the can too. If I have a pasta dish, I'll add it to that. The only time I eat the string cheese is if I'm in a rush and want something convenient at or on the way to work. Yogurt & Tuna seems to be the lowest fat/highest protein combo for me...

Comment #1

I love shrimp for a protein on my salads, as well. Also, you can try two 97% fat free Hebrew National hot dogs, 4 slices of Bob Evans canadian bacon, 15 Whole Foods 365 brand soy chips (although with these last three, they are high in sodium, so you have to drink a lot of water, and try to limit these to just occasionally), certain Boca burgers that fit the stats. Also my latest favorite - edamame...

Comment #2

I also anticipate that I will be working out quite a bit in the near future. I know that chicken breast is one of the best sources of protein. But I hate it. I had to take in 6 oz. at a sitting on my last diet (or 8 large shrimp) and I had a lot of trouble getting it down. It was why I could not maintain my loss.

It is just not palatable. I see that what has to happen is to add the chicken in to the lunch and dinner entrees. I don't see another way. Does anyone else?..

Comment #3

Are you satisfied with your weight loss rate (losing 1-2 pounds a week)? If so, whatever you are doing is working. If not, it sounds like you might be adding too much extra food..

Make sure you maximize each allowable protein serving to the stats already listed here. Meats, chicken, and fish are very low cal, high protein choices. If you choose turkey, for example, you can have 3 ounces and still be within the stats...

Comment #4

I eat deli turkey plain. But I imagine you wouldn't like that either. Adding meat/poultry/fish to your entree is probably your best bet...

Comment #5

Hot dogs and canadian bacon are on the high side of sodium. I'd use those sparingly...

Comment #6

There is lower sodium back bacon (Canadian bacon) available at butcher shops or good grocery stores...

Comment #7

Have you tried a variety of spices - fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme and tarragon), some of the salt free spices (McCormicks makes a few low salt and salt free ones), FF italian dressing, garlic, fresh lime juice, a little oil and cilantro? Experiment with spices and marinades to see what you like...

Comment #8

I switched from dairy proteins to chicken yesterday and lost 1.4 lbs overnight! Coincidence? Maybe. But for almost 4 weeks I have been solely using dairy as my protein...

Comment #9

Yeah probably coincidence. But WOOHOO! I firmly believe that a mixture of lean proteins and dairy proteins are the best bet. They are both good for you...

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