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How do you get enough protein?

Old 10-19-20, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
All endurance sports require a regular intake of protein for muscle and general health. What do you eat to make sure you are getting enough?
For reasons that make sense to me, my diet is plant based.
My quite-adequate protein intake comes from legumes, whole grains, and corn.
As has been pointed out elsewhere in this thread, my body is able to utilize the amino acids that I combine on my plate in order to build the necessary proteins for my body to thrive.

The quality of my diet allows me to monitor my caloric needs and change the quantity of foods as needed. (BMI>22.0, eat less; <21.0, eat more)

In this, as in most of life, there is not only one right way.
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Old 10-19-20, 02:29 PM
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I have found these to be a virtual miracle food, and have a suggestion for increasing their effectiveness still more. Raw garlic eaten along with them. YMMV, but the effect of those two foods combined works very well for me. I'm not a doctor, and not giving nutritional advice, just posting what works well for me.

Much as I'd like to eat the garlic with the cruciform vegetables, when I do that, the aftereffects are considered a war crime by international convention.
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Old 10-19-20, 02:38 PM
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LOL, "It smells ... like victory."

Actually, for me I think that's just part of the whole "cleanse". Eventually you will run out of toxic stuff to purge. In theory anyway.
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Old 10-19-20, 03:06 PM
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keto or carnivore is best way to get enough protein
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Old 10-19-20, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post

Scientific or not, "omnivore" is probably the best description of my diet. I eat absurd quantities of vegetables, especially cruciform.
I’m having Brussels sprouts for dinner tonight. Again. And turkey burgers.
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Old 10-19-20, 04:04 PM
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keto or carnivore is best way to get enough protein
Keto and carnivore is also the best way to shorten your lifespan.
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Old 10-19-20, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I’m having Brussels sprouts for dinner tonight. Again. And turkey burgers.
Another thing I was raised eating and my wife wasn't. I wanted to get her to like them, so one time Ibought the smallest ones I could find. Carefully cleaned them, and blanched them in salted water until just done. Tossed them in a hot skillet with olive oil and chopped garlic for a bit. Served them with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and freshly ground pepper.

She said, "These are the best Brussels sprouts I've ever eaten. Please don't ever make them again."
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Keto and carnivore is also the best way to shorten your lifespan.
Can you back that up?
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Old 10-19-20, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by willibrord View Post
Can you back that up?
All the cave men are dead.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Keto and carnivore is also the best way to shorten your lifespan.
So true, My double bypass showed me the way to being a vegetarian. It's good for you and good for the planet.
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Originally Posted by willibrord View Post
Can you back that up?
Generally speaking, fad type diets are not well rounded enough to be healthy long term, even short term for that matter. Keto long term comes with increased risk of kidney stones, increased risk of bone fractures, and in creased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

By the way, I'm not a vegan. I don't even play one on TV. I eat a little of everything, but even when I was a weight lifter I didn't go for the keto BS. Yes, it gives amazing results in lowering body fat, and increasing muscle mass, but that comes with a price I don't want to pay. So many of my friends got "keto flu," and were messed up in other ways, tachycardia, the shakes, etc . Not worth it.
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Old 10-19-20, 09:28 PM
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All endurance sports require a regular intake of protein for muscle and general health. What do you eat to make sure you are getting enough?
See "Game Changers". Avoid the protein myth.
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Old 10-19-20, 10:22 PM
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Will do thanks. Anything about ice cream? My nutrition class in grad school said it was the devil’s spawn and should be avoided at all costs. 500 gallons later all blood work and pressure this year are in the normal range, as well as EKG. Maybe it’s the red wine chaser?
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Old 10-19-20, 10:36 PM
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See "Game Changers". Avoid the protein myth.
Thanks for turning me on to it. Read a review of Game Changers by Healthline. Interesting conclusions. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...ew#bottom-line
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Just because most people love to eat and eat several times during the day doesn't mean every body's like that. Some people almost have to force themselves to eat and are lucky if they eat one meal a day (like myself). So, relying on real food to get your needs of protein means you won't get anywhere near what your body needs. Also, I don't know how to cook meat/chicken -not that it's hard but I don't have patience for cooking- and I hardly ever eat any meat. For me, I rely on mainly two sources for my protein : Legumes (especially kidney, black turtle and navy beans and also chickpeas). Protein powder. And then cheese/milk and some eggs every now and then. But I still have to kind of force myself to eat/drink what I need of protein. Eating is more like a chore for me.
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Originally Posted by willibrord View Post
Can you back that up?
No, start your own thread. You've hijacked enough with this nonsense.
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Old 10-20-20, 07:24 AM
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I eat a ton of beans and things made out of beans like bean pasta and tofu.
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Perhaps the best response would have been "How do you Not?", thus throwing the onus back on the OP and stifling the nonsense debates.
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How did people get enough protein before protein supplements were invented ??
By consuming things that were killed, gutted, skinned and cooked.
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From the 2020 book The Carnivore Cookbook, by Maria Emmerich.






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I encourage everyone in this thread to go visit a slaughterhouse ASAP. If you're anything like me, you will never want to eat meat again, after seeing (and smelling) some of the things you'll see there.
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Much of what you said is scientifically false. For one whey protein is real food. It is just mechanically filtered and dried liquid whey. The degree of filtering makes one more digestible than another.There is nothing artificial about it. Second, nutrients that have been treated with an enzyme or hydrolyzed are far easier to digest than "real food".

I am not suggesting that people avoid a balanced diet but I have not found an adequate substitute for a high quality whey protein shake. My fitness routine may be more intense that average.
Impressive. Are you training to compete in the Olympics or TDF ?
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Just out of curiosity, how many people advocating the use of whey protein also rail on about the evils of processed food?
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I've always tried to keep fit by adding weights (curls, bench, etc.) 4-5 times/wk since I was a young teenager. I always tried to eat healthy and my wife does a good job ensuring that now.
However, I have noticed my body muscle mass has "shrunk" a bit over the last few years but at 60yo (now) that's to be expected somewhat.
I recently started adding a serving of whey isolate powder into my daily routine and have to admit that my work-outs the last 4 wks have been more positive. ie less aches, more endurance, quicker recovery etc.
May be just in my head but I'm going to continue taking the whey isolate as a supplement to my meals.....
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I've talked to people who worked at a big milk processing plant, and they said that the whey that's skimmed off, if you ever saw what it looked like, you'd never eat it. I've had unflavored whey that tasted pretty nasty, so I have an idea what they're talking about. I think this is the reason most whey has very heavy flavoring added to it.
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