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 Post subject: Need help on getting more protein
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:15 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:13 am 
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you need lots of carbs to bulk, not protein!

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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:26 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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 Post subject: Re: Need help on getting more protein
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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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