I started this thread in response to violaine saying that trainers have told her that most women do not get enough protein.
Friends of mine with diabetes have also recently said that eating protein and carbs at every meal helps keep sugars level.
My problem is that most of the proteins I like for snacks also involve quite a bit of fat. For example, I like cheese and apples or peanut butter and banana, but both forms of protein involve fat. I also like walnuts or almonds, but if I want nuts with salad, I've kind of used up my alotment. I don't like sliced turkey alone and I'm not big on canned fish of any sort. I don't mind fish or eggs as an entree, but not for a snack.
I don't mind yoghurt but don't like the flavoured stuff because it's too sugary, we can't get Greek yoghurt here, and plain stuff involves packing it into a smaller container to take somewhere. I'm looking for something that's kind of convenient and quick that could be taken to work etc.
I know that whole grains contain some protein (stuff like quinoa especially), but I'm not sure if the serving size you'd need would result in quite a few calories.
I'm wondering, do protein shakes have much for calories? If someone is not living a terribly active lifestyle, is that going to result in weight gain?