We need to KEEP eating a lot of protein

Spiky Bugger

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https://considerable.com/protein-benefits-aging-older-adults/

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists.

During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health, and other essential physiological functions.

Even healthy seniors need more protein than when they were younger to help preserve muscle mass, experts suggest. Yet up to one-third of older adults don’t eat an adequate amount due to reduced appetite, dental issues, impaired taste, swallowing problems, and limited financial resources.
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I’m having a hard time finding myself being drawn to eating protein myself. I just ordered a box of Omaha steaks for the first time. I waited until I got a good deal, but they damn well getter be good - for some reason, very tender steaks are the only protein thing that sounds good to me these days.

But pizza always sounds good.

First, the excuses: I currently have three compression-fractured vertebrae AND three broken ribs. (I must be fun to watch.). So, I’m especially not up for cooking. However, I’m even MORE not up for going out very often. So, back to “cooking.” More or less.

AND, Mr. Sue is reluctant to leave me alone because I cannot bend over to pick stuff up from the floor and
I’m usually just loaded enough to try something stupid.

Anyway, we’ve used Schwans.com a couple of times lately. Too salty but everythng is too salty.

I can nuke one of these, https://www.schwans.com/products/product?id=58324&c1=10428. And in 5 minutes have 38g of protein. And, with 50% off for new customers, the cost is $2.25. That’s pretty good.

Mr. Sue likes the chili. With tne newbie discount, it costs $2.12. https://www.schwans.com/products/product?id=59124&c1=10430. He also liked the chicken with veggies, and penne w/marinara sauce.

We are not picky eaters, so don’t count on our reviews, but we liked the chicken breasts, the pork chops and the cod. I can’t get a 50% off deal anymore. Maybe I can con my sister into ordering on my behalf? That’s only a tad dishonest, right?
 

Sheanie

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Sous vide just creeps me out. I cannot get past the low cooking temp, and I mainly eat the yolks when eating eggs. Even smoking my own meat, I am fastidious with temps.

I bet those taste wonderful.
 

southernlady

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Sous vide just creeps me out. I cannot get past the low cooking temp, and I mainly eat the yolks when eating eggs. Even smoking my own meat, I am fastidious with temps.

I bet those taste wonderful.
Yeah, I’m a stickler for temps as well. Having had a bout of food poisoning, my food thermometer gets a real workout. In fact I have two, tho one is hard to read since it’s not digital but came in handy one night when the battery died in the digital.
 

bearmom

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Well this was a good reminder. I've been craving crap too, and will just eat what I want (and pizza is usually it, for several reasons). I never fail to think about OTHER people needing probiotics, but forget I'm feeding my microbiome garbage like costco muffins, and then that well fed population in my gut is screaming for more muffins and pizza. I'll chug a few protein drinks for breakfast to make myself think I'm fine, but it's not ideal.

Maybe we just need to perfect the perfect proteiny meat pizza. But it also will need pineapple. And cashews. Oh, artichoke hearts too.
 
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