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Help/Tips/Advice for improving carb/protein balance in diet

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Help/Tips/Advice for improving carb/protein balance in diet

sasha1 | Mar 7, 2008 09:44 AM

I'd really like to eat more protein and fewer starches, and just generally improve my diet, energy levels, and health. But I'm also really busy. Long day, long commute, 2 small kids, etc. I don't have nearly as much time to cook or prep as I'd like. When I rush out of the house in the morning, I grab whatever food I can find that will sustain me through the day. And unfortunately, the most shelf stable foods are the starches. Crackers, cookies, breads, chips, granola bars, cereal. Everything else needs to be prepped. Even the shelf stable proteins - canned beans, tuna - they're not really grab and go, unless I also grab a can opener, some condiments, spices, etc.

I know many of you are busy too, and trying to be healthy. How can I shift the nutrient balance in my diet without throwing my routine off balance?

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