When strict diets don't work
Thank you! Exactly the clear and sensible explanation and advice I have been looking for!
I thought those protein recommendations were per kilo, not per pound. I can’t imagine how I could possibly eat that much protein in a day!
Also good to remember to fight fatigue is drinking enough water!
Thanks for this column, it's so helpful and clear!
One way to explain a healthy weight loss diet is the “Divided Plate” method: Fill one half of plate with non-starchy vegetables, one quarter of plate with carbohydrates, and one quarter of plate with lean protein. Dietitians use it to teach diabetic patients.
Thanks so much for checking – I know I don’t eat nearly enough protein as it is, so I’m relieved!
Thank you! I bounce back and forth between no fat and full fat. I’ll continue.
Trying to stick to a Mediterranean-DASH
Really likes this article!!
How do you feel about protein shakes (Evolve plant-based, for example) and protein bars to supplement some of your list?
I’m going to become a subscriber, Dr Lucy. This article is so helpful re: how to eat enough good quality protein each day, as well as ideas for fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.
What if there isn’t time to prepare and sit down for lunch? I’m a nurse - we don’t stop for lunch where I work. Also, is the Greek yogurt fat free?
Thank you! Great article!
Everything I have read on the subject says per kilo. There was a big article in AARP about seniors and protein recently and they reference grams per kilo of body weight. I would weight a thousand pounds if I ate 125 grams of protein plus all the other things you are “supposed” to eat in a day. Much less have any time to do anything but eat.
Very helpful. I just discovered that I am not eating enough protein!! Thank you.
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When I read the patient's typical menu I almost fell over. As you say, almost no protein! In my family's cultures we have big filling breakfasts (think full salad followed by 2 scrambled eggs with chives and buttered bread), a nice big lunch (think homemade burrito stuffed with chicken, veggies, potatoes and a little rice), and a light dinner. No weight issues even with all that food — we're active both mentally and physically, so we need to keep body and mind well fed! We largely stay away from sugar. Don't do cookies or soda of any kind, but always say yes to fruit and of course dark chocolate (except late at night)