Sunday, November 25, 2012
It's true. I have a hard time getting enough protein in most days because I just don't like animal based protein foods. I eat meat daily anyway but I really don't like it! Turkey and chicken I can tolerate more than other animals but I seriously detest the farming practices that most of these animals are subjected to. Not to mention, most animal based food products (meat, dairy, eggs, etc) tend to leave me gassy, constipated, bloated, and otherwise uncomfortable.
I love beans but my son won't eat them and I'd have to eat a gazillion beans every day to get the minimum amount of protein from them, and they're also high in fat and carbs so I'd never get to eat anything else! I know quinoa is a protein, also. What are some other plant based protein sources? I'm having a really hard time forcing myself to eat enough animal products and my protein is at the bottom of my range almost every day!
I have GOT to figure something else out here! After a breakfast of the Special K +protein with high protein almond milk and a lunch of a turkey sandwich, I still had to have 3 egg whites as a snack to get my protein today. I really didn't want that and I'm still gassy from it but I just didn't have anything else in my kitchen tonight
It's just definitely time for me to rethink this protein situation. I've got to find ways to make it easier for me to get my minimum, preferably without the bloating and intestinal distress I associate with animal products. Ideas?