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Last Post 06/30/2014 01:33 PM by carl x. 2 Replies.
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THE SKINNY

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06/30/2014 11:21 AM
how do you know if you are getting enough protein? i think most people get enough through regular food. however i'm a vegetarian and i've been putting in more miles than normal lately and i have stomach issues so i was wondering what the signs of not enough protein are?
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79pmooney

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06/30/2014 12:23 PM
I was a ovo-lacto veggie my big years of racing (350 mile weeks were the norm April into September. I made no special effort to get protein and was in fact more concerned with not eating to much and diverting blood flow from muscle recovery to digestion. I had read that my body weight required a rather small amount of protein (40 -50 grams/day for 150 pounds?). Since I was eating most of 4000 calories a day and nearly all of that was from whole foods, I figured I was meeting that requirement easily, even if the proteins I was eating were quite incomplete. And given my health and performance, it was obvious my diet was not slowing me down.

So I'd say: if you are putting in big miles, eating whole/healthy foods and maintaining weight, don't sweat it.

Ben
THE SKINNY

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06/30/2014 01:33 PM
that's kinda what i figured. thanks.
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