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    Suppose you are trying to lose weight and thus lower calories but want to keep protein intake reasonably high...what are some good sources of protein? (I'm guessing skinless chicken breast is one of them.)

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    Any lean meat and eggs whites would be a good choice if you are looking at maximizing protein intake while minimizing calories. I personally don't look at calories so I stick to any meat and whole eggs.

    Whey protein or BCAAs would be an OK choice if you are in to suppliments.

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    Cottage cheese for sure, if you eat dairy. A lot of my protein comes from low fat pressed cottage cheese as well as seafood like crab and shrimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidfathobbit View Post
    suppose you are trying to lose weight and thus lower calories but want to keep protein intake reasonably high...what are some good sources of protein? (i'm guessing skinless chicken breast is one of them.)
    hemp hearts has more protein per ounce than any meat and it has beneficial fats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotusberries View Post
    seafood like crab and shrimp.
    Yup--mollusk, crustacean, and sole/cod/snapper type fish are probably the closest to protein-only foods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pharmageddon View Post
    hemp hearts has more protein per ounce than any meat and it has beneficial fats.
    Yeah sure per OUNCE but what about per CALORIE...

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Hemp Hearts

    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Beef, bottom sirloin, tri-tip, separable lean only, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, raw
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    Not to mention that the "beneficial" fats are mostly in the form of ALA, which is very poorly converted to the useful omega-3's in humans. Beneficial to a chicken maybe. A delicious chicken.
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    Tuna, haddock, cod, egg whites, NF greek yogurt, and turkey breast.
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    These are for raw/uncooked weights, and the chicken doesn't include any skin or bone. The salmon is pink salmon; the more prized salmon have a higher fat content. I did these for me, so the protein powder is the one I used at the time.

    ETA: Don't worry about "1" large egg or "6" brussels sprouts - there are columns that are in Hide mode for that screen capture. It's just large eggs or brussel sprouts.
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