Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Does My Low-Cal Diet Have Enough Protein?

By    |   Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:44 PM

Question: I eat oatmeal for breakfast, a veggie burger and salad for lunch, and vegetables for dinner, sometimes with a boiled egg. Do I need to worry about getting more protein?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Yes. You have a very low-calorie diet, and I'm sure this diet could be fine-tuned a little for you, with the help of a dietitian who can help bring a better balance to what you eat.
You eat very little protein, and should consider a consultation with a dietitian to figure out how best to increase your protein and fiber intake.

It would also be a good idea to have a dietary specialist review your calcium and omega-3 fatty acids intake, which may also be a little low.

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