PawPaw wrote:I'd be interested in the dietitian's recommended protein intake in grams/kg of bodyweight. I'd be flabbergasted if it is over 1.8g/kg.
Also of interest are her views on whole fruit intake (I guess >=3 a day), and rabbit food - salad, vege (guess >= 4 cups a day).
Ride safe Comedian. One nasty stack and extended time off the bike will see you on your work mate's lite n easy portions, not to mention taking the bus.
In his excellent book Cycling Past 50, author Joe Friel speaks about the importance of Protein in one's diet. Everything below is based on an over 50's rider that is 'training hard' and he suggests .1 to .2 gm less for younger riders.
Joe says that an over 50's rider should be consuming .7 to .9 gm of protein per lb of bodyweight. Now at (say) 100kg = 220lb that would be about 175gm I would need to consume daily.
Then he illustrates the amount of protein in certain foods in a table on page 190 and said that half a chicken breast yielded 30gm of protein. Now, for me to consume 175gm protein daily, assuming my daily intake from other sources was as much as 75gm, I would need to be consuming one and a half chicken breasts each day.
Does that sound right?