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1/9/09 12:03 P

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Lots of great ideas below!
I take a vegetarian multivitamin/herbal formula as well as Spirulina. Spirulina is awesome!
*Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is a natural source of essential phytonutrients, protein and amino acids.
I get both from my nutrition store G.N.C.
I spend much time reading bottles checking for natual ingredients as well as taking up the time of the sales ppl. and my boy Nate has my utmost trust.
Hope this along with the other ideas helps ya!
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10/7/08 3:03 P

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My mom (who had a minor freak out when I became veg and still tries to cook meat for me) has just joined spark people and is finding that she consistently eats too much protein! I think this is too funny because my mom's concern about my veggie-ness stems from the fact that she's a nurse and so she assumes she knows all about nutrition. I suggested that she cut back on her meat a bit...

As for me, I often mix a little bit of whey protein in with my cereal in the morning. Adds a nice sweetness, and helps me get up to the 60 a day...

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9/12/08 6:52 P

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For me, I like beans as a good source of protein. The are really versatile! Also, lots of veggies have some protein in them so they help too.

I read that getting a lot of protein in your diet is not necessary and that most people think you need more than you actually do. So, as long as you feel alright and are getting enough B-vitamins, you should be alright!

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8/8/08 6:47 A

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Lentils can be added to so many things. As can quinoa, which is a quick cooking grain that is a complete protein, has all the essential amino acids.

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Lots of kidney beans and chick peas.

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8/6/08 8:55 P

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BEANS AND RICE

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8/5/08 3:46 P

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I agree cCottage cheese is a good way to pack in extra protein. I have also began eating some South Beach Living entrees. Their 4-cheese pizza has 31 grams of protein in it, and is pretty good.

Boca products can be good, also. Some have 17g in a burger.
I also don't worry too much if some days I only get 40 or so grams of protein, as there are also days when I surpass the ~60g recommendation.

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8/5/08 10:59 A

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Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Vanilla flavor
5.3 oz =
15 gr protein
0 gr fat
110 calories

That's a pretty good protein punch for the calories, or at least I think so. I sometimes add fruit or put it in a smoothie, but it's good by itself. The cottage cheese suggestion is great too, I just don't care for it.

Very unlikely that you need 60 grams of protein per day. I try to get anywhere between 40 and 50.

Hope that helps.

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5/5/08 2:37 P

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45 grammes is definitely not too much protien.
I supplement my intake by eating a pot of cottage cheese everyday.
It is 26g of protien for 144 calories.


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2/25/08 4:41 P

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Well that's a comfort. I was just going by what spark suggested. Thanks!

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2/25/08 4:07 P

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This info is from the Vegan Society website

Women
19-50 yrs 45
50 + yrs 46.5
During pregnancy extra 6g/day
Breast feeding 0-6mths extra 11g/day
Breast feeding 6+ mths extra 8g/day

I think the problem is really too much rather than not enough!

 
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2/23/08 10:05 P

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Hi, everybody. I'm new to the group, and new to being vegetarian. It's been about a month. I suppose I could have joined one of the "I'm definitely veg" groups, but I had a question about transitioning, and this seemed like a better place to ask.

I'm having trouble with protein. I try, I really do. I eat pulses and soy mince and I've learned to make seitan. I love them all. I drink a lot of milk, and eat cheese in moderation. I'm still only getting 40-55 grams of protein in a day, on average, while sparkpeople keeps suggesting 60 grams minimum. I haven't eaten much meat for a long time, even before I made The Leap.

I'm getting kind of concerned.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve things? Or even just some reassurance that I should keep trying?

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