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Welcome to the team! According to World Health Organization standards a safe protein intake 0.6 g protein/kg per day. That is .6 gram of protein for every kilogram one weighs. So 158 pound person weighs about 72 kilograms. 59 x .6= 43.2 grams of protein. (See whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_935_en
pdf if you want to read about this in more detail. Protein should vary based on the number of calories you consume and should make up approximately 10% of the calories you are eating. So, if you eat 1600 calories you should strive for 160 of those calories to come from protein (preferably in the form of broccoli, kale, beans, legumes, and other lower fat plant sources) I know this doesn't jive with the Spark People protein recommendations but vegan and vegetarian meal plans are unique.
Edited by: JULESRULES78 at: 6/14/2012 (09:01)
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In Western countries people develop chronic health problems from an excess of protein, not a deficiency. Veg*ns generally don't consume protein to excess hence their health stats are much better overall.
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Welcome. Read what is under the topics, and you will discover that you will not have any trouble meeting your protein requirements because Spark has their numbers way too high for vegan/veg head folks.
I'm the only veghead in my family, so things get interesting at dinner time. I have (like many others, judging from the topic titles) trouble meeting my protien intake, but hopefully the trackers here will help.
Looking forward to sharing tips and recipes with y'all!
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