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Posted by: speedy, Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:03pm
I suppose it is OK to have a snack of protein around 6am, 11am and 4pm - say just a tablespoon of tinned tuna- it is like rocket fuel for me and keeps my emotions very stable. I have tried nuts and end up with cold sores, pumpkin seeds have no effect, stuff like dates and dried fruit always seem too high in sugar and I feel very lethargic, likewise with sweet potato. Seems like my body has got very used to protein - any others find this way of eating?
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:09pm; Reply: 1
I keep a container of leftover steak or pot roast cubes in the fridge, as well as cold turkey sausage patties. If I'm hungry or craving something sweet, I'll wrap a small piece of meat in part of a romaine lettuce leaf to make a crunchy-fresh mini-snack. Works like a charm.
Posted by: Gale D., Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:19pm; Reply: 2
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I have tried nuts and end up with cold sores

Most nuts and red meats are high in the amino-acid Arginine, which is a catalyst for the cold-sore virus. L-Lysine is just the opposite -- it kills the cold-sore virus.

Here is a pretty good L-Lysine-to-Arginine ratio list of foods; you may find a protein source there that works for you:
Posted by: speedy, Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:45pm; Reply: 3
Thanks for that info D-Gale 19 a very useful list - now been bookmarked in  my favourites - glad to hear someone is like me Bridgid! :)
Posted by: Plucky, Thursday, August 6, 2009, 8:54pm; Reply: 4
Speedy, did you mean "cold sores"?  Or "canker sores"?  I get canker sores from eating raw walnuts or pecans sometimes, but never if they're toasted a little first or baked in something.  But I've never had a cold sore.

I'd think you could have a protein snack any time you feel the need for one....hunters need their protein after all.  Nuts and seeds don't do much for me either, unless they are paired with some fruit or chocolate.  (And neither of those works for me alone either.)  Eggs work well for a quick protein snack for me, though I get a little tired of boiled eggs sometimes.  If the tuna works for you, then I'd stick with that for now.
Posted by: speedy, Friday, August 7, 2009, 5:21am; Reply: 5
Yes it is herpes or cold sores - after I discovered it was nuts causing the problem I didn't have anymore and the cold sores didnt come back - I also keep a tub of lysine in the cupboard and overdose with this if one does sneak in if I overwork or get stressed - shall have to watch it over the next few months as I have to do a lot of overtime at work- and my swami has just arrived so
i may have to delay my fine tuning of the diet! so long live the tuna - hard boiled eggs can be so antisocial!! :)
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