Everyone's needs are different, which is why the National Academy of Sciences recommends a range of 10% to 35% of calories from protein. If you're eating a higher-protein diet, try daily menus like this one to get the most nutrition from your low-carb lifestyle.
Do you insist on rising at five to run each morning, even when your back is aching, black ice coats the streets, and your wife beseeches you to stay in bed? Do you only feel good when you’re training for triathlons? Is eating merely a way to replenish for the next race? Then you, my Spandex-clad friend, may have an exercise addiction.
Low calorie dressing (2 tablespoons) Whole grain crackers (4 to 6) Sparkling water with lemon
Dinner Roasted Pecan Salmon [see recipe below] Steamed asparagus with lemon (1/2 cup) Brown rice with chopped red pepper (1/2 cup) Mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes and light vinaigrette (1 cup w/ 2 tablespoons dressing) One whole-grain roll Iced tea (unsweetened)
Snack One cup skim milk and 1/2 cup berries blended with ice to make a shake.
ROASTED PECAN SALMON Ingredients: 4 salmon filets (4-6 oz. each) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1 teaspoon parsley Wedges of fresh lemon Preparation: 1. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place skin side down on baking sheet. 2. Combine mustard and honey, brush on top of salmon. 3. Mix topping of breadcrumbs, nuts, and parsley and sprinkle over salmon. 4. Bake at 400 degrees 10-15 minutes or until flaky. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon. Nutritional Information per serving: 265 calories, 29 grams protein, 9 grams carbohydrate, 12 grams fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 4.7 g monounsaturated fat, 4.3 g polyunsaturated fat, 78 mg cholesterol, 0.4 grams fiber, 282 grams sodium and 42% calories from fat.