View Full Version : Help with protein??
05-17-2007, 10:27 PM
I've been doing pretty darn good lately and I feel great about it! Not to mention, exercising more! :)
I'm sure that this is probably part of getting rid of the cooked food addiction too, but I'm worried I may not be getting enough protein. It's not necessarily that I'm craving meat or cheese in particular, I would just love some input as to whether ya'll think I'm balancing my daily intake well. I usually have...
1c green tea & a large apple
a cucumber, some carrots,green pepper, etc. (some sort of sliced vegetables until I'm full)
a BIG salad with a big variety of vegetables & freshly squeezed juice
80oz water throughout the day(sometimes with a little green tea included)
I'm not usually that hungry. I realize I should be adding some raw nuts or something in there for protein but I'm having a hard time with motivation to just laze around eating nuts. Got any suggestions as to what I could maybe mix those nuts with...anything at all...to make them more enjoyable?
Thank you everyone!
05-17-2007, 10:58 PM
Make Alissa's Date Nut Torte. You'll love it!
05-17-2007, 11:00 PM
Pumpkin Seeds are very high in protein. You can put them in your salad.
Or you can make a fruit smoothie and throw some almonds in it.
Or you can put some sprouts in your salad.
But really just remember, there is protein in all fruits and veggies. You really need not worry too much.
Because of all the brainwashing of our society, people are more afraid of not getting enouph protein than they are of dying. Needlessly.
I strongly recommend you read "The China Study". This book is written by the man who headed up the largest most comprehensive Study on nutrition ever done. He found that people groups with the highest intake of protein had the most diseases of affluence, and people who only consumed plant protein (lower amounts) did not get these diseases. (Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes....). Not that you were tempted to eat meat or anything. But these findings clearly prove you do not need that much protein to be healthy. And in fact, you are much better off for it.
You are getting everything you need. In my opinion. :) :) :)
05-18-2007, 12:17 AM
There is protein found in most or all fruits and veggies and nuts do have protein, but are mostly considered sources of fat. Also, you may wish to read this article by Alissa: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3296
Get some green smoothies into your diet.
05-18-2007, 12:25 AM
GOOOOOOO HEMP- hearts and hemp protein powder ! But yes you get great amounts from veggies sooo no real worry:)
05-18-2007, 01:25 AM
like the poster above me said, hemp powder, but put it in a banana smoothie, will give you lots of energy and bananas are good post workout for recovery too!
05-18-2007, 05:53 PM
I've been raw for 18 months. Well, I used to have issues with hypoglycemia...I still do to some extent. Fruit and veggies alone have a high burn for me 'cause I have a super fast metabolism and well, I exercise quite a bit.
So...after much trial and error...I discovered that raw hemp powder protein is the missing link for me. I have a couple of scoops (I order mine from Alissa...she is so quick to ship! She rocks!). I have it in my morning smoothie and it stablizes my blood sugar all day :)
I would have to eat a truckload of fruits and veggies to get satisfied, but I only can do a small amt. of nuts and seeds per day, so hence, the hemp protein.
I ditto about the green smoothies...Greens are the most abundant source of amino acids and that is what makes protein in your body ;) Your body doesn't make protein from protein according to some theories...
I eat a fair amount of mung beans and seeds in my salads for extra protein.
05-18-2007, 10:59 PM
mmm i love sprouts
it's yummy to blend up a hemp mylk, very digestable
protein powder in a smoothie
sprouts sprouts sprouts
spirulina and chlorella!! sooo good for you..
i love protein!
05-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Thank you everyone. I thought I had read somewhere that you really get all the protein you need from just fruits and veggies, so I'm glad ya'll confirmed that for me. It's also actually kind of nice to know that my carvings must just be for cooked food, which means I'm doing something right here. :) Not to mention, it makes me want to work harder at 100% raw. We went out last night and my husband ordered Pizza, I thought I may let myself slip on a piece but then I took I bite and was actually just disgusted. Whohoo! :)
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