Monday, March 15, 2010

Chobani For Your Bones

0% non-fat, rich and creamy Greek yogurt....double the protein

I'm in l-o-v-e!
The fruit is on the bottom....the instructions say don't stir,
just scoop down to the fruit to keep the creamy texture

For coupons try this Chobani site

I had a blood test a couple of weeks ago that gave me a scare....

There was no Vitamin D in my system..none
Got started immediately on 50,000 units of D a week
and increased calcium to 2000 units a day
Here's a great slide show of good for your bones foods from Web MD

I feel so much better after being on 50,000 units of D for three weeks

After a bone density test last Friday and meeting with my doctor to discuss
Osteopenia, pre-osteoporosis, I know I have to work even harder to protect my health.
I'd already started lifting weights in January in addition to the walking we had been doing.
I signed on with a Trainer at the gym to meet with once a week to
start interval training and increase the weight bearing exercises.

JIll, my trainer looked at my Daily Plate meal log
and exclaimed, " You ate marinara sauce and no meat?
Where's the protein! Why didn't you eat any meat?
I told her sometimes I just don't feel like eating meat...
Jill then went into a list of foods that contain protein without eating meat
Tempeh — 1 cup — 41 g
Lentils — I cup — 18 g
Chickpeas — I cup — 12 g
Tofu — 4 oz — 9 g
Peanut butter — 2 tbsp — 8 g
Soymilk — I cup — 7 g
Brown rice — 1 cup — 5 g
Whole wheat bread — 2 slices — 5 g
Broccoli, cooked — I cup — 4 g

My goal last week was to get more protein...
Jill told me I would feel fuller and not reach for the carbs so much.

Back to the Chobani...14grams of protein, no fat..200mg of calcium's a winner!

Note: go to the Daily Plate there, sign up, it's free. Log in your food each day to see if you are getting the nutrients you need.

It's Delish!!!


Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, that yogurt sounds so good! I don't think we can get it around here, but maybe in Poplar Bluff. Will look for it. How many carbs per serving? I always look at the carbs. Most yogurts are too high for me, because they have too much sugar in them.

By the way, I am on Vitamin D Therapy as well.

Thanks for all the great tips, Maree!



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Anonymous said...

Maree where do you buy the yogurt? I have been hearing so much about Greek yogurt lately. Also, do you like hummus, great source of protein.


Lindy said...

I was at the hairdresser yesterday which is next to our Whole Foods. I ran in and found Chobani. I've never tried Greek yougurt. Your recommendation was the push I needed. It was expensive ($1.49) but VERY filling. I ate half yesterday and the other half this morning. Thanks for another good idea, Maree!

Maree said...

Renie, I believe there's 20grams of carbs which is probably too high??

I buy it at Costo, 12 at a time...Sam's has it too...I'd say Walmart would have the cheapest?

It is very filling...really stops my craving for smooth and creamy!

Lindy said...

Hi Maree!

Just wanted to thank you for the yogurt coupons.

I would love to see pictures of your grandbunnies.
We haven't seen pictures of Jack or Sam for awhile!

Have a blessed Easter!