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Post by Glinda on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:48 pm

Which would be me!

So, I'm trying to plan through my upcoming weeks and how I can up my protein intake to 40% of my diet. (I'm aiming for 40-30-30). And the first think I've noticed is that much of what is high in protein is often higher in fat. I'm looking at lean meats, eggs, nuts & legumes, some dairy (goat/sheep).

Due to allergies I cannot have any kind of fish or shellfish. That's a really strict rule. I am also allergic to cow dairy, so when I do dairy it's generally goat. Allegedly sheep is supposed to be okay, but my mom tells me tales of me as a baby around lamb meat and wool and I get a little leery. But I've never reacted to goat.

I am also soy and wheat free (well, okay, I sometimes fail on that). But I try to avoid them because of my ongoing thyroid issues. I've noticed that going wheat free means less bloating and joint & muscle pain, so yeah, I try not to eat it.

Therefore, if I do explore using a protein powder I need one that is dairy free, gluten free and soy free. See? Special snowflake.

Does such a protein powder exist and what is it's name?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Rix on Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:49 pm

Maybe some sort of hemp protein
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by itlives on Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:13 pm

How about http://www.vitacost.com/mrm-egg-white-protein-chocolate?csrc=GPF-PA-Sports%20%26%20Fitness-609492720702&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=609492720702&gclid=CMbdj6yp0sACFVQV7AodM3wAMQ

Or simply egg whites - but you asked for powder...
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Dave on Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:18 pm

Eggs FTW! :eat2:
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Rix on Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:21 pm

1 large egg
-80 cals
-6g protein
-5g fats
-0 carbs
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Glinda on Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:25 pm

I am eating two egg omelets in the morning with a peanut butter, avocado and fruit smoothie! And, oh, does it ever take a while to eat.
The vitacost looks interesting...

And I will look for a hemp protein...

Thanks guys! :D

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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Brahma Bill on Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:53 pm

Any descent Health Food store will have Pea Protein powder, taste and price is comparable to Whey Protein.
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by itlives on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:10 pm

Glinda wrote:I am eating two egg omelets in the morning with a peanut butter, avocado and fruit smoothie! And, oh, does it ever take a while to eat.
The vitacost looks interesting...

And I will look for a hemp protein...

Thanks guys! :D

I'm not a professional, but I think peanut butter AND avocado is probably too much fats in one meal. Also, I would make a four egg omelet using only two yolks (if you have any colesterol concerns) -I don't.
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Glinda on Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:48 pm

Doesn't it matter that it's good fat? Kind of? :(
I started doing the avocado thing when I had to give up dairy, I find it "smooths" out the smoothie...
But yes, I will check my fat grams...

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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Rix on Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:56 am

IIFYM
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Post by itlives on Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:48 pm

Rix wrote:IIFYM

Excuse an ignorant old guy. What's that mean?
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Post by itlives on Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:54 pm

Rix wrote:IIFYM

Excuse an ignorant old guy. What's that mean?


It is good that the fats you're getting are good ones. But, too much is too much. I don't know if it is, I was just wondering. I'm not a calorie counter so don't know.

If the singular of funnies is funny
and monies is money
why is calories not calory or calorey?
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Rix on Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:33 am

I spell it calories. And IIFYM is if it fits your macros.

Aslong as Glinda is eating clean and sticking to her macros, a meal with a lot of fat in shouldn't have a negative effect. I like to spread my macros out thoughtout the day but sometimes I get a lot of my carbs or fats from a specific meal.
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Fatman on Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:39 pm

Egg
Hemp
Pea
Any vegan protein powder.

If you're not on Vitacost, I recommend you join right away. All sorts of supplements and health foods, somehow they cost $1-$2 less on Vitacost than on the manufacturers' websites.

I just ordered some pea protein to go with my whey, will see how that works out.
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Dave on Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:09 pm

Oooh thanks for the tip, checking it out!
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Glinda on Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:06 pm

Still figuring out the meal plans. But I add the protein powder to my fruit smoothies so....


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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Fatman on Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:45 am

Brief update, I got the flavorless pea protein and it really doesn't taste like... anything. Slightly harder to mix than the super-ultra-micronized-filtered whey ones they sell, but the difference is marginal, and only matters if you try to mix it with a fork instead of in a blender. So if you can't have whey, or want to go vegan, two thumbs up.

Had some soup with it in and it doesn't change the taste or consistency at all (probably would the latter if you put it into a clear soup).
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Glinda on Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:06 am

Good feed back Fatman, thank you.

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Post by itlives on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:39 am

Fatman wrote:Brief update, I got the flavorless pea protein and it really doesn't taste like... anything.

I was looking for something about garbanzo beans aka chick peas and digestion and came across the article in the link. I was buying pea protein when I got the bright idea of buying the chick peas in bulk. I bought a 5 gallon bucket of raw organic chick peas from which I make my own protein powder. I have an electric mill so grinding them is no problem. The problem, or question I have is about digesting the raw powder.
I read somewhere that we can't properly digest them unless soaked or cooked.
I can't find that article- but will keep looking.
I'm also wondering if the manufacturers of the pea protein cook them and then re-dry or dehydrate them before grinding them to powder.
I have cooked some good soups with them but have quit grinding and drinking them raw until I find the answer.
I'm thinking I read the the "lichtens" is the culprit making digesting difficult. That just came to me so I'm off again for a look-see.
Here's the link espousing the bennies of garbanzo beans
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=58#nutritionalprofile
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Brahma Bill on Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:44 pm

itlives wrote:
Fatman wrote:Brief update, I got the flavorless pea protein and it really doesn't taste like... anything.

I was looking for something about garbanzo beans aka chick peas and digestion and came across the article in the link. I was buying pea protein when I got the bright idea of buying the chick peas in bulk. I bought a 5 gallon bucket of raw organic chick peas from which I make my own protein powder. I have an electric mill so grinding them is no problem. The problem, or question I have is about digesting the raw powder.
I read somewhere that we can't properly digest them unless soaked or cooked.
I can't find that article- but will keep looking.
I'm also wondering if the manufacturers of the pea protein cook them and then re-dry or dehydrate them before grinding them to powder.
I have cooked some good soups with them but have quit grinding and drinking them raw until I find the answer.
I'm thinking I read the the "lichtens" is the culprit making digesting difficult. That just came to me so I'm off again for a look-see.
Here's the link espousing the bennies of garbanzo beans
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=58#nutritionalprofile

I love Chick Peas, my Bride makes hummus for us a couple of times a month.
Making your own Chick Pea protein is seriously hardcore Mike, :twisted:
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Post by Glinda on Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 pm

I've also read that cooked vegetable protein is more easily absorbed.
If you are making your own hummus from scratch btw, and using dried chickpeas don't skip soaking AND boliling them. Because it's like eating mushed wood. :-(

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Post by itlives on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:10 pm

Brahma Bill wrote:
I love Chick Peas, my Bride makes hummus for us a couple of times a month.
Making your own Chick Pea protein is seriously hardcore Mike, :twisted:

I don't like hummus. What I do is roast them!
Soak over night,
throw out that water and put in new water and
soak until I get home from work.
Throw out that water.
In a mixing bowl combine coconut oil, Tony Sachere's, pepper and salt. (you have to heat the oil to liquify)
Toss the chick peas in the bowl to coat
Lay out in a SINGLE layer on a shallow cookie pan.
Cook for 45 minutes to an hour at 375 (until they start turning brown)
Let cool and you have a great crunchy snack that's full of protein.

Roasting them after soaking (but not putting any Tony's salt or pepper on) enables you to grind them with your mill (that every survivalist should have -LoL). Then you have pea protein!
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Re: Protein powder recommendations for a special snowflake...

Post by Fatman on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:18 am

[quote="itlives"]
Fatman wrote:I'm also wondering if the manufacturers of the pea protein cook them and then re-dry or dehydrate them before grinding them to powder.

Good question, and one to which I don't have the answer. But I would imagine they do, because the powder doesn't look like ground-up peas, it has the consistency of whey powder. So there's probably some cooking/extraction going on.

I eat tons of hummus. Especially love it as a replacement for butter and condiments in sandwiches, and added to rice and beans.
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Post by itlives on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:14 pm

The "NOW" powder I buy (when I bought it) was very grainy. Nobody liked it. I didn't even like it. But I didn't waste it!
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