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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm happy to say I have really been able to stay within my calorie range pretty well. My fat and cholesterol are also staying within my range. My problem is I keep coming up with too little protein. Eating more fruits and vegetables is helping with the calories but other than beans, I don't know of a good source of protein that isn't animal based. I tried to limit meat to one meal and limit eggs to only a couple a week. Maybe I should look into some kind of a supplement. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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    1846 days ago
    Romaine lettuce has quite a bit of protein for a vegetable, too! I prefer beans, nuts and seeds. Tried tofu family about threw me out! :) I've heard good things about quinoa, but haven't tried it yet.
    1850 days ago
    1850 days ago
    There are some nice recipes for protein bars on here that use whey protein powder. That has upped my protein levels.

    Quinoa is a definite plus (it's also versitile and yummy!)

    1851 days ago
    Dried or canned beans, chickpeas, hummus, peanut/nut butters, soy anything (tofu, soy milk/yogurt/ice cream), peanuts or nuts themselves, lentils, "Indian" lentils (dal) -- those are the beans and pulses. You of course also need grains; quinoa is actually a complete protein in itself, but all the others are fine as well. I think wheat has a little bit more protein than rice or corn, but I'd have to look it up to be sure.

    I don't know that people actually truly need as much protein as the guidelines say, but ultimately you have to go by how your own body reacts. B vitamin supplements are never a bad idea for a diet very low in animal products; iron and calcium you may or may not need, but probably best to check bloodwork first.
    1851 days ago
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