Still working on the protein issue
Date: 9/17/2007 11:35:07 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 1971 times
I tried to get 60 gms of protein, minimum, without resorting to protein
powder. I started with a smoothie with 4 tablespoons of the shelled
hemp seed for breakfast. It was better this time because I knew to
blend it more thoroughly with my immersion blender, but there was still
For lunch I had half of a Trader Joe's couscous salad into which I
added 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds for additional protein. As a snack I
had an ounce of almonds.
Dinner was a raw salad I made based on
Israeli Salad (photo above): diced cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, and
green onions, with cilantro, garlic, and the juice of half a lime. I
also added fresh corn. I loved this salad so much that I am
experimenting adding it to different grains and legumes to give me the
protein I'm always after. I've got it mixed with quinoa, with lentils,
and with millet. I'll try these three over the next couple of days.
the end of today I was in the 50 gram range for protein, so I ate a
handful of sunflower seeds, pepitos, and 1/2 ounce of almonds. That
gave me a little over 60 grams, but I got a lot of fat for my trouble.
It's the good fat, but too much of anything is a problem, and I'm not
sure how a lot of plant fat will affect my rate of weight loss.
Although weight loss is not my primary focus, I do want to get 50 lbs
off this year.
Thanks, ren, for the Rice Protein information. I
hope to avoid using protein powders altogether, but if I decided to use
some on days I don't get enough, rice protein powder would help me
without giving me soy or animal products. (For those of you who are
unfamiliar with it, it is also low carb).
That's it for today. Tomorrow is the grains challenge.
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