Wednesday, July 14, 2010

it's all relative, plus some greek yogurt

A heat advisory was issued for Kansas City today until 10 p.m. By mid-morning that was downgraded to an "excessive heat warning." During my run this morning, it was 80 degrees with an 88 percent humidity. (Yes, it sucked. Big time.) And currently:

{In Kansas City}

It's not hot enough for a heat advisory even though it feels like "running through warm butter" as someone on dailymile  put it.

However in Minnesota, a heat advisory was also issued. At our condo in Minneapolis right now, it's 84 degrees and humidty in the 70s. Feels like 94. And that heat advisory is going no where.

Do Minnesotan's bodies actually experience heat worse than those of us who are conditioned to experience it more months out of the year? I think not.

Also today, I am trying out Greek yogurt. After the last few days of feeling STARVING, I have determined I need more protein. Greek yogurt has more protein, less salt and less carbs than regular yogurt. 

For my weight and being a regular runner, I need 53 to 74 grams of protein a day. (Find out how much you need here.) This is hard to achieve since I am not a ravenous meat eater. So far today:

1.5 tablespoons peanut butter = 6 grams
small banana = 2 grams
1/3 cup chicken breast (in salad) = 14 grams
1/4 cup cannellini beans (in salad) = 4 grams
1 cup of romaine + 1 peach = 1 gram (ouch)
6 oz. Greek yogurt = 12 grams
Total: 39 grams 

My current plan for dinner is homemade mac and cheese. Shockingly, cheese actually has more protein than you think so I might even meet my goal as long as I have a glass of milk with it.

Other high protein foods include:
  • beans
  • peanut butter
  • eggs
  • milk
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • nuts
  • meat, of course.
How do you get your protein?


  1. AnonymousJuly 14, 2010

    High protein cereal (Kashi is a fave of mine) + milk in the morning. I also love SouthBeach diet protein bars (140 cal + 10g protein = delicious)!
    Cottage cheese is jam-packed with lean protein too (11g for 1/2 cup).

    I used to be a vegetarian for 4 years, so I am super all-knowing about non-meat protein options! :)

  2. Haha I'm from MN. It was def. hot today.

  3. Eggs, cheese, and yogurt.

    It's been in the high 90's everyday here. I have to jog by 7:30am otherwise, it's too hot the rest of the day.