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Need help on getting more protein

#1 Postby Coledition » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:15 pm

Hello

I am a 21 year old male, and its difficult for me to get plenty of proteins for several reasons. First I don't consume meat. Second, I am tall (6'4") so I need to consume a lot more protein that normal people. Most of my protein comes from soy milk, beans, and potatoes. Yet that is not enough, I still look really slim. What protein sources would you recommend me? It could be anything from protein powders to vegan foods.
I really need to bulk up because I am really thin for my height. I am 6'4" and weigh 162 lbs. I would great appreciate any recommendations on protein supplements.
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#2 Postby vege » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:13 am

you need lots of carbs to bulk, not protein!

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#3 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:24 am

Tofu, tempeh, and powders are all good things to add, but really it sounds like you just need more calories in general....
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#4 Postby vegan_rossco » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:52 am

Eat lots of heavy foods mate! Lots of potatoes, yams and squash! You should bulk up with plenty of foods like that! All the best :)
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#5 Postby Tyler14 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Quinoa! Amazing source of protein 7 grams for only 1/4 a cup! And 1/4 of a cup is really nothing and you could easily eat 2 cups for a meal, which would be 56 grams of protein.
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#6 Postby Vegercize » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:52 pm

Tyler14 wrote:Quinoa! Amazing source of protein 7 grams for only 1/4 a cup! And 1/4 of a cup is really nothing and you could easily eat 2 cups for a meal, which would be 56 grams of protein.


That's 7g of protein per 1/4 cup of uncooked quinoa. It swells to nearly four times the size when cooked. So two cups of cooked Quinoa has about 16g protein only. Still it is a great option... it's a whole protein and contains all the essential amino acids.
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#7 Postby Vegercize » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:52 pm

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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#8 Postby Vegercize » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:52 pm

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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#9 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:16 pm

vege wrote:you need lots of carbs to bulk, not protein!



Yeah i agree here, since i started eating more sweet potato, quinoa, oats and brownn or wild rice i saw some gains and still have a lot to gain from this.

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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#10 Postby Tyler14 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:02 am

Vegercize wrote:
Tyler14 wrote:Quinoa! Amazing source of protein 7 grams for only 1/4 a cup! And 1/4 of a cup is really nothing and you could easily eat 2 cups for a meal, which would be 56 grams of protein.


That's 7g of protein per 1/4 cup of uncooked quinoa. It swells to nearly four times the size when cooked. So two cups of cooked Quinoa has about 16g protein only. Still it is a great option... it's a whole protein and contains all the essential amino acids.
Oh, I never knew that, I wish you could just eat Quinoa raw without having to sprout to get that 56 grams of protein. Thanks for the info though.
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#11 Postby Vegercize » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:04 am

Tyler14 wrote:Oh, I never knew that, I which you could just eat Quinoa raw without having to sprout to get that 56 grams of protein. Thanks for the info though.


You could try... might give you a stomach ache though :mrgreen:
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#12 Postby boardn10 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:11 pm

I see guys who are 6'1" to 6'3" who are 145-165 lbs and makes me wonder why my mother used to get so upset and worried when I got down to a low 180 lbs at 6'3".
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#13 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:23 pm

boardn10 wrote:I see guys who are 6'1" to 6'3" who are 145-165 lbs and makes me wonder why my mother used to get so upset and worried when I got down to a low 180 lbs at 6'3".

I'm barely 6'1 and my mom said I looked 'sickly' at 170lbs. Mothers! :D
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#14 Postby VeganEssentials » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:44 pm

Tell me about it - when I finally got below 230, my mom started asking me if I was still making sure to eat enough! :) She seems to think that I look "healthiest" when I'm at my largest, even if I'm a bloated mess, and anything under around 240 is small to her :)
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Re: Need help on getting more protein

#15 Postby Nicholas_Weir » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:49 am

VeganEssentials wrote:Tell me about it - when I finally got below 230, my mom started asking me if I was still making sure to eat enough! :) She seems to think that I look "healthiest" when I'm at my largest, even if I'm a bloated mess, and anything under around 240 is small to her :)




Yeah whats with mothers! Mine is the same also.

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