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What food other than tuna contain high protein...

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Hi all,

I am a post gastric bypass patient... its been 2 and a half years since surgery. My weight lost plateaued a few months ago, and have just started paleo a few days ago. Since my stomach is not as big as it use to be, I am restricted in the amount of food that I can eat at any one time.

Usually for breakfast I have a 2 egg omelet, 6 breakfast beef strips and 180g of tuna. That gives me approx 90g of protein which is great as it keeps me full throughout the day. However, it takes me forever to eat that much (approx. 1 hour). And to be honest... I am getting sick of tuna already! Don't think I can do it everyday.

Any advice on what other foods are super-rich in protein that I can substitute tuna with?

Thanks...

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D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 18, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Tried the sardines this morning... great idea! Didn't over eat and gave me the necessary protein intake for the day (with a 3 egg omelet of course!)

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 15, 2012
at 05:43 AM

Whole foods will always come first! Thanks Mash!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on March 14, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Aim for the whole foods before you make a habit of using supplements. You have 90g of protein to play with in the meal you wrote, spread those ingredients around the day rather than eating it all in one go.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 09:06 PM

hmmmmm... interesting

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on March 14, 2012
at 09:02 PM

You could use gelatin as a protein powder.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:43 PM

Thanks for the input Amanda... Didn't think protein shakes were allowed on paleo. Besides never tried them before. I'm sure I can get it at any GNC, but haven't tried... would give it a go!

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Will try something from www.chowstalker.com... thanks a million!

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Yes and yes! Maybe just eat a reasonable portion of protein and fat with each meal. Like 2-5 eggs for breakfast, maybe with some sausage or bacon. A fistful of meat for lunch and/or dinner. Maybe some fat in the sauce. Use any recipe from chowstalker.com, if you're feeling up to cooking.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Thanks for the valuable info! So you are under the impression that I should reduce my protein intake? If I were to go by the reasonable range mentioned above I would be eating (215lbs x 0.8) = 172.5g of protein. This is the second time that I hear the same "reasonable range" which is why I decided to eat 90g for breakfast. I hope you can see the confusion. With that said.. I will try to reduce my protein to 60g a day... Would you suggest I increase my fat intake?

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I have tried different oils and vinegars, I also tried homemade mayo... don't get me wrong, I love tuna, but need to find alternatives before I really start to hate tuna! However, I must admit never thought of mashing it with avocado so will try that as soon as I can get my hands on some good avocado!

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Thanks Rob! Sardines we do have! Mainly canned though.. and if I am not mistaken I have seen some John West products so might be able to find herring too! Will def try that and get back to you on my thoughts! Once again thanks!

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:13 PM

Absolutely no reason whatsoever... its my third day on Paleo and I was told to up my intake of protein... some sites have suggested up to 90g. Before i began the paleo diet I did a few test runs, and noticed that when my protein intake is low I get very weak and tired by noon (i usually eat breakfast around 0630). Any advice would be helpful.

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on March 14, 2012
at 06:59 PM

So you eat an entire days protein at breakfast? Is there a reason for that?

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

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on March 14, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Thanks for the advice Justin.. unfortunately the only Salmon we have here in Saudi is either Fresh Scottish Salmon (fillet steaks), which makes me wonder how fresh they really are, and smoked Norwegian salmon. Tried the smoked salmon with my omelet, but was stuffed very quickly and gave me approx half the protein of what I would have gotten from tuna. However, I really appreciate your answer!

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A72f969e98fb82fbaae341d29230b881

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:38 PM

For good fishy protein and omega 3 fatty acids, I have started eating tins of sardines and smoked wild herring in spring water. I don't know if it is available in your area, but it is a good, relatively cheap source of protein. They are also lower level fish on the food chain and don't accumulate nearly as much mercury.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Thanks Rob! Sardines we do have! Mainly canned though.. and if I am not mistaken I have seen some John West products so might be able to find herring too! Will def try that and get back to you on my thoughts! Once again thanks!

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 18, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Tried the sardines this morning... great idea! Didn't over eat and gave me the necessary protein intake for the day (with a 3 egg omelet of course!)

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Aamir, I would perhaps reconsider how much protein you are eating. 90 grams for breakfast is what professional bodybuilders eat.

Note that because you are a gastric bypass patient, you may want to be careful in the balance of you macronutrients so something doesn't get screwed up. A reasonable range of protein might be 0.8 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.

That being said, a chew meat product (read: jerky) may take longer to eat. And the many flavors available can make things literally spicier for you instead of boring tuna.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Thanks for the valuable info! So you are under the impression that I should reduce my protein intake? If I were to go by the reasonable range mentioned above I would be eating (215lbs x 0.8) = 172.5g of protein. This is the second time that I hear the same "reasonable range" which is why I decided to eat 90g for breakfast. I hope you can see the confusion. With that said.. I will try to reduce my protein to 60g a day... Would you suggest I increase my fat intake?

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Will try something from www.chowstalker.com... thanks a million!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Yes and yes! Maybe just eat a reasonable portion of protein and fat with each meal. Like 2-5 eggs for breakfast, maybe with some sausage or bacon. A fistful of meat for lunch and/or dinner. Maybe some fat in the sauce. Use any recipe from chowstalker.com, if you're feeling up to cooking.

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9a86fa04b1a69b788e379093c7b83ef5

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on March 14, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Try wild alaskan salmon. You can find it in a can right next to the tuna in a grocery store. Better taste, and more omega 3 fatty acids. A great anti-inflammatory food!

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Thanks for the advice Justin.. unfortunately the only Salmon we have here in Saudi is either Fresh Scottish Salmon (fillet steaks), which makes me wonder how fresh they really are, and smoked Norwegian salmon. Tried the smoked salmon with my omelet, but was stuffed very quickly and gave me approx half the protein of what I would have gotten from tuna. However, I really appreciate your answer!

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:32 AM

Wow, 90g protein for breakfast seems a lot excessive. Maybe space it our through the a.m. if you can.

I like the following for quality, high protein sources:

  • turkey
  • shrimp
  • scallops
  • cod
  • venison
  • lobster (lobster and egg omelet would be tasty)
  • buffalo
  • chicken (shredded, also a good omelet filler)

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D872208e486ac250c9287a81420c37f3

on June 29, 2012
at 10:23 AM

Your morning meal is regarded as the most significant meal of all the meals. Preferably, it must have certain foods low in fat and also containing more healthy proteins. Your protein consumption needs to proceed throughout the day. Your digestive tract creates aminos simply by breaking the proteins, and additionally our system makes use of them to heal the muscle tissue as well as cells, while keeping the internal organs hydrated. Foods that are high in protein are listed below. Serious weightlifters are specially looking after the proteins along with the portions these people take. This happens because proteins help them to build up powerful muscle tissues. For weight lifters, a real high-protein morning meal is essential.

Possibly the ideal protein source may be the chicken eggs. Typically the proteins present in eggs are certainly useful since they are members of the group of complete proteins. The particular proteins within eggs are afterward broken into aminos. That egg yolk is as well really useful due to the proteins, saturated fats and additionally good cholesterol it includes. We presume you really don???t need to have any sort of recipes concerning how to prepare eggs, since just about everyone can make some kind of omelet or even to boil eggs.

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on March 14, 2012
at 08:37 PM

My husband and I drink a protein shake with organic berries, leafy greens, and almond butter every morning and it keeps us full until lunch. The protein we use has 20 grams of protein with 2 scoops. We also add extra fiber. It's filling and hormonally balancing.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:43 PM

Thanks for the input Amanda... Didn't think protein shakes were allowed on paleo. Besides never tried them before. I'm sure I can get it at any GNC, but haven't tried... would give it a go!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on March 14, 2012
at 09:02 PM

You could use gelatin as a protein powder.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 09:06 PM

hmmmmm... interesting

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 15, 2012
at 05:43 AM

Whole foods will always come first! Thanks Mash!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on March 14, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Aim for the whole foods before you make a habit of using supplements. You have 90g of protein to play with in the meal you wrote, spread those ingredients around the day rather than eating it all in one go.

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D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on March 14, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Why don't you try "dressing" the tuna up? Mash it with avocado, drizzle it with olive oil, or maybe stir in some homemade mayonnaise. There's so much you can do with tuna. Just sayin'.

D59c7ff7206942aff7766e0a69bb63ed

(70)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I have tried different oils and vinegars, I also tried homemade mayo... don't get me wrong, I love tuna, but need to find alternatives before I really start to hate tuna! However, I must admit never thought of mashing it with avocado so will try that as soon as I can get my hands on some good avocado!

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