Why Does Everyone Ask About Protein

     A few days back, I was talking to someone I was working with.  I told her about how I eat, and she said, "well what about protein?  How can you get enough protein just by eating plant based?"  Why is this the first thing that people worry about?  My sister was concerned that I was not getting enough iron.

     When I was growing up, my mom and dad subscribed to Weight Watchers.  At that time to get the "recommended" iron in one's diet all a person had to do was to eat liver once a week.  Most people cringe at eating liver and onions.  Can't say it was ever my favorite, but people, times are a changing!  You don't have to eat meat to get your protein or iron!

     More and more research is being done about the food we eat and the protein that we are actually supposed to have.  This video explains perfectly what kinds of proteins we should be eating.

     So how much protein should we have a day?  Dr. McDougall has a program that he has his patients follow called The Starch Based Diet.  In this diet he eats mostly starches along with fruits an veggies. I eat a lot of starches, and those starches contain a lot of proteins.  Listen to this video  https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/videos/mcdougalls-moments/where-do-you-get-your-protein/   He talks about people that get too much protein are over weight.  That is the problem with the standard American diet (SAD).  Obesity has never been higher in this country.

     Not only do starches contain a lot of protein, but vegetables do as well. So when someone asks you were where vegans get their protein? Send them over to my blog or do your research to find it out for yourself!  This way of eating has helped me so much!  It has reversed my diabetes, and has lowered my blood pressure.  I have more energy now than I ever have because I'm eating clean proteins. Have you ever felt bloated, fatigued, and weighed down after a heavy meal of meat?  It's because your body has to work twice as hard to digest it!  Not so with this diet.  I'm still lazy though.  I need to force myself to go out and walk, but I sleep better, and when I do workout my body recovers more quickly.  
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Ingunn said...

"Where do you get your protein?" - that question drives me crazy. Lately I've taken to replying "where do you get your fiber", since something like 97% of Americans are fiber-deficient.

naomi3 said...

Yes, I was reading on nutritionfacts.org about that very subject about fiber. People are so worried about a plant based diet, when really they should be worried about eating animals. We just have to spread the word.

Thank you for your comments!