Hi all, I recently started the F-Factor diet
For the first two weeks carbs are limited to fiber crackers, all bran, 0% greek yogurt, and one piece of fruit a day. No beans or starchy vegetables. You are allowed a small amount of fat (like a few slices of avocado, or a few peanuts, or a couple teaspoons of oil. Other than that you can have a lot of lean protein (fish, turkey, egg whites, skinless chicken, pork, light cheese, lean beef with fat removed etc.) and vegetables. Unfortunately I'm going away to a cabin this weekend and everyone else will be drinking like fishes and eating crazy fattening food.
What are some things that I can make with lean protein and vegetables (and maybe the small amount of fat I'm allowed) that would be tolerable if not delicious. I will have access to a very basic kitchen (nothing fancy but at least a refrigerator, oven and stove).
posted by bananafish
on Apr 10, 2013 -
What are great portable, ready-made, high-protein, low carb, tasty, and savory rather than sweet vegetarian processed food items?
posted by shivohum
on Mar 30, 2013 -
Does anybody use whey protein powder to cook anything savory, especially any dinner dishes? I realize this is a longshot question, but web searches haven't turned up much of anything.
And again, I'm looking specifically for any successful recipes that use the whey protein powder, rather than fresh whey. Thank you, o hypothetical kitchen wizards!
posted by DeWalt_Russ
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I commute by bike, and ever since my commute tripled in distance, I've been coming home tired and hungry and and wanting to EAT ALL THE PROTEIN. Can you recommend some tasty, high protein vegetarian or pescetarian meals which I can either prepare in advance or throw together in the 20 or so minutes before severe post-workout hungry-crankiness sets in? [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Like every other person on earth, I'm intrigued by the idea of a low-carb diet for weight loss and generally feeling
better on a daily basis. I've read lots of almost miraculous success stories, and since I need to lose ~20-25lbs and my
standard low-calorie, fruits/vegetables/whole grains thing doesn't seem to work any more, of course I'm thinking I should
at least try it. The problem is, most of those success stories include extreme euphoria over the opportunity to consume
all that yummy fat and protein, but I mostly really
dislike fat and and don't particularly love protein either. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown
on Jun 21, 2012 -
What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke
on Apr 30, 2012 -
How do I make it easier to make and drink protein shakes with a limited selection? Bonus points for protein powder recommendations and shake recipes. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I saw a nutritionist and she recommended for lunch and dinner I make sure that 50% of my meal be vegetables, 25% lean protein, and 25% a starch of whole grains with only a minimal amount of dressing or oil for cooking. Beans are great, but count as a starch and a protein. The vegetables can really be any vegetable except potatoes (too starchy). So far I've been (1) eating salads with chicken or pork and (2) vegetable fajitas with whole wheat tortillas and beans (maybe too starchy because it counts as two starches, but I like it).
Any other ideas for these eating parameters? I need suggestions for things that I can cook at home very quickly (preparation and cooling 20 minutes or less really don't have a lot of time) and things that I can order in restaurants.
posted by bananafish
on Mar 18, 2012 -
How do I get enough protein on a moderate weight-lifting regimen without spending lots of money on food? [more inside]
posted by clockzero
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Next month I'm going on a two-week camping trip in New Zealand with Flying Kiwi
, a tour company I've used before and enjoyed. My main gripe last time was the food: carbs, carbs, carbs all day long! Cereal and toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta and rice-based dinners most nights along with some beer and cider.
I'm looking for easy protein-based alternatives that I can stash in my stuff and turn to whenever I need a break from the carb onslaught. [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Can you help me devise/do you already have a recipe for healthy YUMMY quinoa energy bars where most of the fat/calories/etc are the contribution of the quinoa? [more inside]
posted by atomicstone
on Aug 23, 2011 -
I'm eating a certain number of calories per day and using My Fitness Pal to track my food. If, for example, I have most of my day's menu planned but have a certain number of calories, fat grams, protein grams, and carb grams I need to eat to meet my daily targets, is there a website that will tell me which foods fit those criteria? Like a calorie database in reverse, I guess. Does that exist?
posted by trillian
on Aug 17, 2011 -
I need protein. I have just started (re-started) weight training and I have very limited funds, but I cannot afford lean steak or chicken or fish. I have some protein powder and can afford chicken thigh meat, canned tuna and any amount of pulses. Which is best? I'm trying to build lean muscle. [more inside]
posted by evil_esto
on May 28, 2011 -
Wondering about using 20garms of Whey in the morning for my "am" food. Will it help me lose weight or expand the benefit of my exercise or does it only make you bulk up? [more inside]
posted by femmme
on Apr 27, 2011 -
Iron deficiency anemia causing sustained exhaustion and fuzzyheadedness. How can I treat the symptoms? (Underlying cause is undiagnosable so far and only worsening.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Eating lots of protein for depression, anxiety and mood swings? It's working. Anybody ever done this? What did you eat, and when? [more inside]
posted by Rocket26
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Recommendations of protein powder/shake mix for use on a lo-carb diet. I'm looking for one that is ultra low in carbs, maybe sweetened with Splenda. Low cost is good. [more inside]
posted by ackptui
on Mar 19, 2011 -
My lifestyle has gone through some major flux in the last couple of months and I need some advice/guidance/reassurance from others who are trying to be their healthiest every day. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Mar 15, 2011 -
Biochemistry filter: What do you consider the best evidence that would show a direct protein-protein interaction? [more inside]
posted by nasayre
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Protein Shakes 101: Give me your protein shake/smoothie tips, tricks, advice and recommendations, especially the best, most delicious recipes you have. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jan 30, 2011 -
What is the best modelling software to construct hexa- and higher ordered structures of membrane proteins if you've got a monomer structure? [more inside]
posted by koolkat
on Nov 10, 2010 -
When mixing whey protein powder with milk, should the milk be hot, warm or cold? Or does it not matter? Does the powder need to completely 'dissolve'? [more inside]
posted by kid A
on Sep 18, 2010 -
Fruit and protein powder are pretty much all I eat, is this okay? A few questions about fruit and protein powder. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Help me with some cheap, high protein, vegetarian recipes that can be eaten cold while I'm cramming for exams and don't have time to go home for dinner... [more inside]
posted by sartre08
on Aug 24, 2010 -
I'm considering going to a mostly meat-free diet, but I want to make sure that I still keep my protein intake up by supplementing with whey protein (up to about 80% of my total protein). Are there any health concerns here? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask
on Aug 14, 2010 -
I've started lifting weights with protein supplements, and noticed most are very high in cholesterol - 10-15% DV per scoop, and you're supposed to have 6-8 a day. Can someone recommend a supplement that is cholesterol-free? [more inside]
posted by lrodman
on May 24, 2010 -
UMass Amherst - between '90-'94 - People's Market: I used to get a plate of rice and beans for lunch almost every day for a couple of years from People's and I am CRAVING that exact dish hardcore. I remember brown rice, red wine vinegar as a condiment - but what type of beans and what was in them, if anything? IIRC, it was like $1.00. [more inside]
posted by tristeza
on May 17, 2010 -
How does hemp powder spoil?
What would determine if it was no longer able to be consumed?
What are some non-food uses for hemp powder? [more inside]
posted by Vrai
on Apr 13, 2010 -
I'm looking for a satisfying* low-carb protein bar which is also soy-free. Any recommendations? Any bars you hate? I am leaning toward the Biogenesis bars.
Also, suggestions for high-protein, low carb items that are quick to fix/pack/take along with me when I need to be out and about are welcome!
*I don't expect utter deliciousness, but I'd like something that isn't cardboardy.
posted by misha
on Feb 15, 2010 -
I'm considering somewhat abandoning vegetarianism and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Feb 9, 2010 -
I am trying to get more protein into my diet and have started making smoothies with tofu. Is there any nutritional/physiological reason to use soy protein powder rather than tofu?
posted by ShadePlant
on Feb 4, 2010 -
I'm looking for something like Feynman's explanation for how a difraction grating works only for the absorbance of a colored chemical in solution. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Restaurant recommendation for Minneapolis. Must have easy access for someone driving from downtown St. Paul and a menu friendly to a gluten-free, high protein diet. I'm thinking something on Washington Ave? Steakhouse?
posted by Juicylicious
on Sep 30, 2009 -