I am trying the low calorie high protein... man its hard getting all your protein if you aren't supplementing at least twice a day and eating tofu... the calories can sneak up on you fast. I have learned that I have to do nuts in complete moderation, because though they are high in protein... their protein to calorie ratio is not great for the diet we are pursuing. I have been waking up and taking in about 58 grams of protein through a fruit/protein smoothie... what I do is 1 scoop Vega protein with 6tablespoons hemp protein and 1 tablespoon Chai seeds and whatever fruit is in season or on sale. Right off the bat I have 1/3 of the protein I am looking for and nice energy from the fruit. After my workouts I do the hemp protein with a mixed plant protein and no fruit... its 54 grams protein so there is 2/3 of my protein. This makes up 1/2 of my daily calories. Since I am supplementing half my cals I try to get some nutrient dense veggies in there too, but I still find that I need to get some tofu in to meet my protein requirements.
I would love to hear if you figure out a different method. I have lots about 4lbs since I started this method two weeks ago.
Congrats on the weight loss. I don't mind tofu, but I want to stay away from that much protein if possible. Hemp protein isn't usually 'pure' protein, so I suppose that's not a very processed food, but it is expensive, and oh that taste! :S