Okay, so I know if you are like me, you hate it when people ask "Where do you get your protein" and have to spit off a laundry list of food items to quell the nay-sayers that say we as vegan's don't get enough. But I'm going to ask for a little help here, I've done the research, made a pretty significant change in my diet, but need some help and advice from people who are more experienced at this then me
I've been weight training for around 6 months now doing 5-6 days a week for about 45-60 mins a day during my lunch hour with a few friends at work. Although I've seen some pretty radical improvements so far (I can actually see pecs!) I feel like I am just not getting the same results as the other guys and I've hit a peak on the amount I can lift. Now I know everyone is different in the terms of results, but could it also come down to my protein intake? I've noticed the other guys consuming chicken breasts like they are going out of style and I can't help but figure maybe this might be it? I'm 6'0 and 180 lbs and I've been on par (usually over) to get the 0.36 grams per pound daily (180 pounds x 0.36 = 64.8 grams) but I'm almost thinking this isn't enough?
My Daily Food Routine (tracking on myfitnesspal)Breakfast:
Holy Crap Cereal - 3 Tbps
Almond Milk - 1 cup
Total: 9 grams
(1-2 days a week) 1/2 serving Fresh Green Juice (1 Cucumber, 1 Broccoli Stem, 3 Carrots, 3 ribs Celery, 4 leaves Kale, nub of Ginger, 1 Pear)
Total: 4 gramsMid Day:
1/4 cup almonds
1 fruit (apple, orange, grapefruit, etc)
Total: 8 gramsLunch:
Salad (1.5 cups Kale, 1/2 Tomato, 6 slices Cucumber, 1/2 Avocado, 1/2 cup Quinoa, 1/4 cup Chickpeas, 2 Tbps Hemp Hearts, 2 Tbps Flax Oil)
Total: 19 grams(Work out from 1:30-2:30)Post Work Out:
1.5 Serving Vega Sport Protein with water
Total: 38 gramsDinner:
This changes daily as both my wife and I are aspiring vegan 'chefs' so we're always trying out new recipes but they are typically heavy into the beans/legume side of things or use tempeh as the base. Can say it adds an attentional 10-15 grams of protein on average.
So tallied up it comes out to roughly 80-89 grams daily. So I guess the main question is, does this seem enough? Would you add/remove anything? I suppose if this looks decent enough for the amount I am working out, it might actually be time to up the training time to try to get over this hump I've hit.
Any feedback would be very much appreciated!