Protien for a veggie help !!!
- 01-11-2010, 05:24 PM
Protien for a veggie help !!!
hey guys i dont eat meat, i am a veggie but not a vegan lol,
I like to have oatmeal for breakfast as a source of protien,
I also eat nuts for more protien source, my problem is i like to eat brown rice with vegtables green trees lol, and lots of fruit,
what else could i add into this meal which isnt oatmeal or nuts and is a good source of protien for a veggie such as myself.
any help would be greatly appreciated, I also like muller light youghurts as their high in protien.
- 01-11-2010, 05:26 PM
other good sources are tofu, beans (legumes), um.... and i'm out of ideas....
- 01-11-2010, 05:47 PM
01-11-2010, 06:02 PM
just lacto-veggie or are you ovo-lacto-veggie?:
quinoa highest protein grain.
legumes: beans, soy+tofu
eggs- excellent source of protein (if you eat eggs)
milk. soy milk. whey protein (from milk)
pea protein powder. Wheat gluten. TVP (textured veggie protein)
also you can go the more commercial route like morningstar farms, yves, and boca. they all make high protein vegetarian proteins.
tofu and rice stirfry is pretty tasty!
01-11-2010, 10:33 PM
You may have to do some searching, but I'm pretty sure there are a couple of pea or rice based protein powders out now.
As an interesting side note, I also remember Dr. John Berardi giving the vegetarian thing a go very temporarily to see if he could still gain muscle that way. So, he may have some answers on his site too.
Good luck in your quest.
01-11-2010, 11:35 PM
01-12-2010, 02:51 PM
hey guys thanks for all your replies i will look into them all, the main kind of food i was looking for was something to company brown rice. Meat is a hard to find substitue,
i will look into all your recomendations and thanks again to all !!! any more comments are welcome
01-12-2010, 02:58 PM
cholesterol and mono fats are the building blocks of testosterone, and mono fats are probably high in your diet already (nuts). there's no way that the missing component in your diet is the creatine found in beef (or all us meat eaters wouldn't buy creatine) - the only variable you have to overcome as a vegetarian (IMO) is getting your HDL cholesterol levels up.
01-12-2010, 03:10 PM
01-12-2010, 04:14 PM
01-12-2010, 04:18 PM
01-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Just eat eggs- you get plenty of Choline, B12, Cholesterol, Iron and protein.
1 Jumbo egg has 8 grams of protein.
However if you do break into the meat world- I'd say ease into it if youve been a veggie for a while because your body may not react favorably to eating meat. Start with lighter proteins like fish and then work your way up to the harder stuff. You can also take papaya or bromelain enzymes to help you digest if your having troubles with your meats.
01-12-2010, 04:40 PM
01-12-2010, 04:58 PM
eggs are definitely the best source of cholesterol.
01-17-2010, 01:15 AM
Soy protein is such garbage. 90% of it comes from Monsanto and is genetically modified. It's estrogenic anyway. I know what isn't estrogenic; steak, bacon, butter, etc.
01-17-2010, 01:24 AM
01-17-2010, 03:23 AM
I'm not a vegetarian, but I've recently started eating greek yogurt...there is a ton of protein per serving and it really minimizes the sugar/carb intake.
the FF greek yogurt I get at trader joes has 24g of protein per serving and only 6g of sugar!
01-18-2010, 06:27 AM
as stated here already,
nuts & beans,
fake meats (which surprisingly have a good nutrient profile).
01-18-2010, 09:00 AM
a good whey protein that i use is the platinum hydro whey... its 30g protein PER SCOOP lol
01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
thanks again for all your suggestions has really helped me !!! thanks again
01-29-2010, 11:03 AM
I was a lacto-ovo veggie for 12 years (vegan for a short time).
Lots of eggs, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, rice and beans, nuts, some soy - fermented soy products such as tempeh. Whey/casein shakes as well...
Started eating fish about 5 years ago - tuna, salmon, etc.
Just recently added chicken back into the diet...
Anyway - good luck!
01-29-2010, 11:32 AM
you are what you eat. your not gonna get big eating celery and lettuce. Your not saving animals being a veggie, so EAT SOME DAMN MEAT! oh yeah whey protein thats real good... but im gonna eat a big ol steak hope your crap food fills you up....
01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
01-29-2010, 07:25 PM
Eat the meat. Everything is living anyway, so when you eat plants you're still eating something living. If your a vegetarian for religious reasons, just say a prayer over the meat before you eat it. I've even seen Buddhist monks eat meat. Just get organic free range meat, which is better for you anyway although it cost more of course.
01-30-2010, 04:00 AM
aye brah get this veggie burger things from walmart or krogers or grocery stores warm up two of them its 30 grams put some cheese on it there u go 40 grams sandwich right there.
01-30-2010, 05:54 PM
01-30-2010, 06:38 PM
Soy protein is for women! Animal Flesh is for MEN!!!
But if you really arent going to eat meat at all at least eat some eggs, and not just the whites eat the friggin yolk, it will help raise your test.
01-30-2010, 06:44 PM
01-30-2010, 06:57 PM
I have periods of the year where i dont eat animals or animal products, for protein check out Gemma Pea Protein Isolate non-GMO it's a great alternative to soy. Which some studies say increases estrogen serum levels. its super fine grain tasteless/orderless and mixes well with everything from fruit juice to oatmeal.
Your fastest weight is your best weight
02-05-2010, 05:18 PM
i know people who swear buy soy, guys who've even built substantially large bodies and stay lean (under 10% body fat).
but, to the OP, if you're thinking about breaking into the carnivorous ways of mankind, as nike would say "just do it". i cant find anything better than beef and chicken for my daily intake... plus red meat has creatine naturally. make sure you ease yourself into it though. your body may hate you for eating that tasty chicken ya know? also, if you don't want to eat the meat, stick with whey isolate/concentrate protein. i believe whey isolate is the fastest absorbing of all protein, and correct me if i'm wrong guys!
peace out ya'll
02-05-2010, 05:19 PM
02-05-2010, 05:25 PM
If you decide to eat meat, look for grass fed.. No need to eat toxic meat, or as I like to call it baby steroid meat which is available everywhere.
You are what you eat is very true, a cow is no longer a cow when it is fed chicken parts, thus all the diseases as a result.. Look it up and research it.
Buy from local farmers and support your economy, I know I do If you do not want to eat meat that is fine too, stick to your guns and make sure your meals contain complete proteins even if you have to add more grains, and eggs. Its just a pain to get creative when making vegan dishes.
Go to vegetariantimes.com for all kinds of recipes.
02-06-2010, 02:06 PM
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