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Beat Jet Lag with Protein

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Beat Jet Lag with Protein

It is a well known fact that consuming at least 2/3 of your protein in your breakfast and lunch meals is conducive to beating jet lag.

However in-flight meals are often not served at the ideal times for your Stop Jet Lag Plan. Therefore taking some high-protein foods with you for your flight is advisable. And one great food source of easy to carry protein for your flight is cheese.

Here is a breakdown of the protein found in Cracker Barrel cheese

Eating 4 servings from an 8oz Sharp Cracker Barrel cheese package for breakfast will give you 28gm of protein (4 servings x 7gm protein /oz)

Protein Foods – Meats, Dairy, Fish, Legumes

One of the common problems in trying to follow dietary guidelines is accurately judging portion sizes. The following tips should help you in evaluating the caloric and nutrient values in normal servings and to aid in arriving at comparable value food substitutions.

1 ounce of meat contains about 80 calories and 8 grams of Protein, which is roughly equivalent to:

  • 1 oz. cheese
  • One slice bologna
  • 1/3 cup legumes (cooked) such as peas, or navy, pinto, or lima beans
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ozs. Skinless light meat chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt
  • 8 ozs. Skim milk or 6 ozs. lowfat milk
  • 1 oz. tuna salad
  • 1 oz. sautéed fish (e.g., sea bass)

Be sure to have at least 2/3 of your protein in the first half of the day.

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