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30% of calories from protein....

#1 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:29 pm

...is a challenge. I am really trying to stick with whole foods and eat more than just tofu, and with only 1-2 servings of protein powder, but it's tough! Is anybody else low calorie and high protein here?
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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#2 Postby HorseSense » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Can't go wrong with adding in legumes, unless you're highly intolerant/don't like the initial gas explosions until your system gets used to them. lol
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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#3 Postby viciousvixenx » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:09 pm

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.

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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#4 Postby sosso » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:23 pm

Do you eat seitan?

In a 100g serve:

25g protein
2g fat
4g carbs
130 kcal

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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#5 Postby Fallen_Horse » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:02 am

I like seitan as a meat replacement, but the protein quality is only around 50%, so 100g of seitan protein is 50g of complete protein, plus 50g of entirely lysine deficient protein. I could try to add very high lysine sources in my daily diet to account for that, but that's even more restriction. Plus seitan is more processed than I would like as well....
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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#6 Postby Fallen_Horse » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:04 am

viciousvixenx wrote: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
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30% of calories from protein....

#7 Postby viciousvixenx » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:08 am

I actually found a pretty inexpensive hemp protein... But yea it's an acquired taste for sure!!!!!

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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#8 Postby Mufflon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:30 am

Calories add up fast. I'm aiming for 30% protein cals as well and without shakes my calories get always too high.

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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#9 Postby sosso » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:39 am

Fallen_Horse wrote:I like seitan as a meat replacement, but the protein quality is only around 50%, so 100g of seitan protein is 50g of complete protein, plus 50g of entirely lysine deficient protein. I could try to add very high lysine sources in my daily diet to account for that, but that's even more restriction. Plus seitan is more processed than I would like as well....


Isn't that why people cook it with soy sauce, or Braggs Liquid Aminos?

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Re: 30% of calories from protein....

#10 Postby mas » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:14 am

Fallen_Horse wrote:I like seitan as a meat replacement, but the protein quality is only around 50%, so 100g of seitan protein is 50g of complete protein, plus 50g of entirely lysine deficient protein. I could try to add very high lysine sources in my daily diet to account for that, but that's even more restriction. Plus seitan is more processed than I would like as well....


Take some pea protein then. Legumes rate highly with lysine, so it balances out.


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