“i can’t meet my protein macros”

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“Choking down bars and shakes is the only way I can meet my protein goals.” Hands up if you’ve ever been here? 
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Chances are, the first time you ever got curious about your personal macro needs, you were shocked by how far “off” your averages were from what was recommended for you.⁣⁣⁣
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It’s a common sentiment! ⁣⁣⁣
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As an active, strength-training woman, your needs for protein (and calories!) are higher than your office gal pal whose only suggestion for an after-work activity is hitting up a happy hour. ⁣⁣⁣
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But! Closing the gap from where you are right now and where you need to be doesn’t lie in a bunch of shakes and bars. ⁣⁣⁣
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Here’s a non-exhaustive list of high protein foods that you can rotate through to hit your goals:⁣⁣⁣
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>> fresh and frozen cuts of meat, fish, poultry, seafood ⁣⁣⁣
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>> dried meat poultry and salmon such as meat sticks and jerky⁣⁣⁣
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>> eggs, egg whites⁣⁣⁣
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>> beans, lentils, peas and products made from these⁣⁣⁣
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>> dairy products, especially Greek yogurt, Quark, cottage cheese ⁣⁣⁣
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>> high protein versions of grain products such as wraps, bread, pasta, pancake mix⁣⁣⁣
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>> edamame, soy products⁣⁣⁣
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> quorn products⁣⁣⁣
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>> high protein sweets, ice cream⁣⁣⁣
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>> smaller amounts of protein found in whole grains, nuts and seeds⁣⁣⁣
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Here’s my challenge to you: aim to limit your protein supplements to one per day. Absolutely no harm if you have to lean on these products – they’re highly convenient! But, there’s power preparing real, whole food meals most of the time. 

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