Hi there, what makes you want to become a vegetarian?
A couple reasons actually:
- Time for a change and challenge.
- Hoping to feel better, have more energy, and sleep better. (I figure the more natural and healthy I am, then the better my body/mind will operate).
- I just recently watched a documentary called Forks Over Knifes and that simply settled the question for me.
I'm not gonna argue with your results, but I personally really feel that 450g protein is way more than you need. You managed a killer physique with only 350g on a meat plan, and I think you can easily do the same on a veggie plan. Also I would look into spreading out your protein sources more. Seitan is deficient in lysine, an essential amino acid, so you want protein sources that will fill in that missing amino for you. You could add some tofu, tempeh, or protein powder in there, and that would help balance the equation. Other than those tips, I will only say, good luck!
Thanks for the knowledge! Your probably right about my protein intake, but I want to initially saturate my body with nutrients and protein, then slowly modify the diet to fit my needs. I'll make sure I get lysine through my amino acids tabs. I think I'm going to definitely substitute some Tofu or Tempeh for 2 or 3 of my Seitan meals.
(off topic: ghibli studios does awesome work!)