Meditator wrote:toolonglegs wrote:I don't eat any meat apart from fish... finding good protein is hard work!. I have upped my protein intake to about 160 grams per day (double what I was) plus 300-400 grams of carb and abot 50-70 of fat.
Its easy to find enough quality protein
all the beans legumes lentils are high in protein as well as carbs.
dairy is high in protein and milk is the best source of calcium because its so easy to get your daily requirement from only two cups of milk.
all protein is good quality
160g or protein is a lot. I remember reading that sportspeople should eat about a gram of protein per kg of their bodyweight. So you are either very overweight and therefore not a sportsperson or you are way overdoing it.
from http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/protein.htmOur protein needs depend on our age, size, and activity level. The standard method used by nutritionists to estimate our minimum daily protein requirement is to multiply the body weight in kilograms by .8, or weight in pounds by .37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 lbs. should eat 55 grams of protein per day, a 200-pound person should get 74 grams, and a 250-pound person should eat 92 grams.
vegetable protein isn't the same as animal protein... Having been a vegan and vegetarian I don't need science to tell me that. I have tried the one gram of protein a day per kilo... For me it wasn't enough although a lot of it would have been vegetable.
Since upping my protein a month / 6 weeks ago... Effectively taking about 4 protein fixes a day ( 2 eggs / 1 portion fish / 2 via powder ) my muscle mass has increased 4% and I have lost 6 kgs while doing 350-500 km's a week and racing 80-140 km races.
The science can say what it wants but I am flying and not about to stop .