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06-11-2005, 04:05 PM
I know, the topic of Protein has been run down again and again. Allissa's book covers it really well as far as how much protein you get out of an apple or green leaves vs a powdered suppliment. I'll have to re-read it. The BFL really does encourage fresh fruits and vegetables. I am trying incorporate both RAW and BFL together in a 12 week period. Since I am to shoot for 40/40/20 (carb/protein/fat) I think it would be possible. He really presses on eating lots of raw vegies and fruit. So I need to tweek this a bit. I don't plan on eating any cheese, fish, eggs (blech) only fresh fruit, vegies, nuts, seeds, and to get more protein, tofu and boca burgers. I started 2 days ago. My husband feels that you need the protein supps or that you're just wasting your time.
Anyway, any help or ideas I'd appreciate. Especially the idea that 6 gram of protein from a banana (for ex) assimilates into your body better that a protein shake that has 25 grams. I read something on that you don't completely get the 25 grams
06-11-2005, 04:13 PM
hey , have you thought about throwing away the boca , and trying nutiva hemp protein powder it has 14 g of carbs (all fiber) 0 sugar ,2 g fat , 12 g protein - plus ITS ALL RAW!!!!
You might still want the boca ,a possibly better option would be tempeh -its fermented ,whole and on the top teir of the soy ladder!
like alissa says , protein is made out of amino acids ,which are found in abundance with lots of raw foods!
Raw really is best in terms of getting utilizable nutrients (including protein) ,and I doubt supplements will make you feel as good as a big GREEN salad -yummmmm!
06-11-2005, 04:15 PM
Well, you try it YOUR way, and let your hubby try it with the protein supliments.
I did body for life back when I was not raw, and I know one person ate hard boiled eggs every day, she said she ate over a thousand, YUCK.
Anyway, I didn't eat eggs, as I was vegan, but I didn eat alot of nuts.
Now what Alissa says is you don't get your protein by eating protein, as in how does a cow get their protein?
You get your protein by eating amino acids, and where does amino acids come from? Leafy green veggies. So, you may choose to read the protein thread in the "Want to know more about raw?" forum that Alissa started, it towards the bottom of the home page.
06-11-2005, 04:20 PM
now that I thimk abot about it 40 percent protein seems WAY too much! for me anyways , I understand that every body is deifferent ,but still seems like alot.
dee in heaven
06-11-2005, 04:52 PM
i get going at 5am.i dont eat tiil 330,sounds crazty it is.i forget to eat.i have no appitite.i start eating when i start passing out.i have a head injury.i just keep going .friends call me ever ready.i speed all day.no drugs. if i stop i have to much pain.so i keep going..i know this is not the way.i got to slow down.. thank you dee in montana
06-11-2005, 05:02 PM
dee , I bet going raw will help you muchly!
06-11-2005, 06:35 PM
Thank you raw priestess. That forum answered it all. I think I'll look into the hemp protein too (if it's not too much $$$$). I am almost 6 feet weigh 140. But alas, my body fat is almot 21% . I'll have to mess around with some diff. combos.
I followed BFL for about 12 weeks and never used any supplements. I lost 15 pounds and several inches overall. It can be done without the supplements that BFL recommends. I really loved the workout program that BFL follows. I still kind of losely follow it.
06-12-2005, 01:13 AM
Janine - by eating a variety of produce and working out hard, your percentage of body fat should get to a healthier level very soon ... without using his ratios. Ya know, those are formulated to be a big improvement over the way most people "normally" eat. However, by eating raw, you are eating the perfect way for a human body to thrive. So, his ratios may not be the ideal for you; you're already close to ideal. I know it's radical and I'm not in any way pushing it, but have you looked into Dr. Doug Graham's ratios -- 80/10/10 ??
p.s. My concern is that by eating tofu and boca burgers (both of which are not just cooked, but contain fractionated soy products which are baaaad for us), you're not achieving the benefits that being completely raw would give you. Alissa also writes about this -- the difference between 99% and 100% raw is not just 1% -- it's exponentially much larger and just that 1% can keep people from reaping the fruits of raw.
Just something to consider ... since you asked for thoughts and ideas :)
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