I was having trouble hitting my protein targets after I made the switch to ovo-lacto vegetarian. Biggest reason for that is that greasy meat meals were getting my guts all riled up. Everything works better when I lay off big chunks of beef pot roast for dinner.
Because of the weight training I'm doing now, I need protein, but I don't go over what SP says I can have in a day (approx 250g). So I've been drinking Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein shakes immediately before or after workouts and taking a hit of Optimum Nutrition Casein Protein at bedtime (casein is a very slow metabolizing protein).
After a month I can report NO diarrhea, pains, cramping, elimination issues, fevers, or lower left quadrant pains in my gut. That and the protein shakes DO seem to help with adding muscle mass. The scale hasn't moved much for me lately, but my shoulders are noticeably bigger than they were two weeks ago, and I'm finding tasks involving my upper body just keep getting easier to do.
To be honest, I wish like hell I'd gotten kicked in the ass by diverticulosis 20 years ago. It gave me the motivation to profoundly change my life for the better. I'm doing things at 40 that I couldn't do when I was 20 (like running 5 km in the Terry Fox run last month).
Anyhow, just wanted to mention this in case anyone else has been looking at protein supplements.
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| Pounds lost: 74.0