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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default How much protein do you eat?

    I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need more
    protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4" and 154 pounds
    should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on to say that most meats
    have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have only 18 grams per serving.

    I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at breakfast I
    have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in those things but I
    would think not a lot. I've also had some cashews and soaked walnuts.

    I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not eat any
    eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little cooking since Angela
    started on this diet. She has been eating canned refried beans (no fat),
    canned kidney beans, hummus, some Italian soup made of white kidney beans
    and tomatoes that is very expensive and comes in a jar (must find recipe for
    that), tuna, cooked chicken, turkey, beef, beef jerky with no sugar, plenty
    of veggies (mainly raw) and recently added in whole grains and fruits.
    Tomorrow she will have two fruits and two grains per day and by the end of
    the week it will be three of each.

    Then perhaps I can start cooking some things that we both can eat. I
    haven't done very well in restaurants either because we haven't dined out
    much and we haven't been to places where I normally order meat.

    I've mostly been eating bean tacos and hummus with flat bread.



  2. #2
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jo523s$kol$[email protected]..
    > I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need more
    > protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4" and 154
    > pounds should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on to say that
    > most meats have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have only 18 grams
    > per serving.
    >
    > I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at
    > breakfast I have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in
    > those things but I would think not a lot. I've also had some cashews
    > and soaked walnuts.
    >
    > I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not eat
    > any eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little cooking
    > since Angela started on this diet. She has been eating canned refried
    > beans (no fat), canned kidney beans, hummus, some Italian soup made of
    > white kidney beans and tomatoes that is very expensive and comes in a
    > jar (must find recipe for that), tuna, cooked chicken, turkey, beef,
    > beef jerky with no sugar, plenty of veggies (mainly raw) and recently
    > added in whole grains and fruits. Tomorrow she will have two fruits
    > and two grains per day and by the end of the week it will be three of
    > each.


    That sounds really carby for someone with high insulin problems.
    Jazzy started putting on a bit of weight around the thighs recently. As
    it was almost time for her annual blood tests (thyroid mainly) I asked
    for a type 2 bloodwork as well. That came back normal in all respects
    but thyroid was just out of range for hypothyroidism. Getting tested
    again in July, then work from there. In the meantime I thought it
    wouldn't hurt to change her diet a bit and get rid of the weight before
    it became a problem. She is basically eating mostly animal protein and
    veggies, little starch, no fruit as she has gone off them anyway. She
    has lost the 3.5 kg already so I have let up a bit on the diet. Now
    working on getting her moving a bit as she has started to not want to do
    anything in recent months (another reason why I brought forward the
    thyroid testing). I spoke to her teacher, this year she has been taken
    everywhere by bus to local area activities along with wheelchair bound
    kids. I requested that she walk to the activities like she did with her
    last teacher last year. Her teacher was taking the easy way out because
    he read on her profile that she is a "runner". I told him it was nothing
    that holding her hand couldn't prevent




  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need more
    >> protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4" and 154
    >> pounds should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on to say that
    >> most meats have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have only 18 grams per
    >> serving.
    >>
    >> I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at breakfast
    >> I have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in those things
    >> but I would think not a lot. I've also had some cashews and soaked
    >> walnuts.
    >>
    >> I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not eat any
    >> eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little cooking since
    >> Angela started on this diet. She has been eating canned refried beans
    >> (no fat), canned kidney beans, hummus, some Italian soup made of white
    >> kidney beans and tomatoes that is very expensive and comes in a jar (must
    >> find recipe for that), tuna, cooked chicken, turkey, beef, beef jerky
    >> with no sugar, plenty of veggies (mainly raw) and recently added in whole
    >> grains and fruits. Tomorrow she will have two fruits and two grains per
    >> day and by the end of the week it will be three of each.

    >
    > That sounds really carby for someone with high insulin problems.
    > Jazzy started putting on a bit of weight around the thighs recently. As it
    > was almost time for her annual blood tests (thyroid mainly) I asked for a
    > type 2 bloodwork as well. That came back normal in all respects but
    > thyroid was just out of range for hypothyroidism. Getting tested again in
    > July, then work from there. In the meantime I thought it wouldn't hurt to
    > change her diet a bit and get rid of the weight before it became a
    > problem. She is basically eating mostly animal protein and veggies, little
    > starch, no fruit as she has gone off them anyway. She has lost the 3.5 kg
    > already so I have let up a bit on the diet. Now working on getting her
    > moving a bit as she has started to not want to do anything in recent
    > months (another reason why I brought forward the thyroid testing). I spoke
    > to her teacher, this year she has been taken everywhere by bus to local
    > area activities along with wheelchair bound kids. I requested that she
    > walk to the activities like she did with her last teacher last year. Her
    > teacher was taking the easy way out because he read on her profile that
    > she is a "runner". I told him it was nothing that holding her hand
    > couldn't prevent


    That seems to be the amount of carbs that I need. If I eat any less my BG
    goes up waaaay too high. Like into the 300's. Low carbing simply does not
    work for me. My BG is back down now. Thankfully no hypos yet but much more
    in the normal range.



  4. #4
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:a0mi3oFoooU1@mid.individual.[email protected]..
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    >>
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jo523s$kol$[email protected]..
    >>> I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need
    >>> more protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4"
    >>> and 154 pounds should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on
    >>> to say that most meats have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have
    >>> only 18 grams per serving.
    >>>
    >>> I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at
    >>> breakfast I have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in
    >>> those things but I would think not a lot. I've also had some
    >>> cashews and soaked walnuts.
    >>>
    >>> I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not
    >>> eat any eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little
    >>> cooking since Angela started on this diet. She has been eating
    >>> canned refried beans (no fat), canned kidney beans, hummus, some
    >>> Italian soup made of white kidney beans and tomatoes that is very
    >>> expensive and comes in a jar (must find recipe for that), tuna,
    >>> cooked chicken, turkey, beef, beef jerky with no sugar, plenty of
    >>> veggies (mainly raw) and recently added in whole grains and fruits.
    >>> Tomorrow she will have two fruits and two grains per day and by the
    >>> end of the week it will be three of each.

    >>
    >> That sounds really carby for someone with high insulin problems.
    >> Jazzy started putting on a bit of weight around the thighs recently.
    >> As it was almost time for her annual blood tests (thyroid mainly) I
    >> asked for a type 2 bloodwork as well. That came back normal in all
    >> respects but thyroid was just out of range for hypothyroidism.
    >> Getting tested again in July, then work from there. In the meantime I
    >> thought it wouldn't hurt to change her diet a bit and get rid of the
    >> weight before it became a problem. She is basically eating mostly
    >> animal protein and veggies, little starch, no fruit as she has gone
    >> off them anyway. She has lost the 3.5 kg already so I have let up a
    >> bit on the diet. Now working on getting her moving a bit as she has
    >> started to not want to do anything in recent months (another reason
    >> why I brought forward the thyroid testing). I spoke to her teacher,
    >> this year she has been taken everywhere by bus to local area
    >> activities along with wheelchair bound kids. I requested that she
    >> walk to the activities like she did with her last teacher last year.
    >> Her teacher was taking the easy way out because he read on her
    >> profile that she is a "runner". I told him it was nothing that
    >> holding her hand couldn't prevent

    >
    > That seems to be the amount of carbs that I need. If I eat any less
    > my BG goes up waaaay too high. Like into the 300's. Low carbing
    > simply does not work for me. My BG is back down now. Thankfully no
    > hypos yet but much more in the normal range.


    I meant Angela actually. I can't see how that diet could possibly reduce
    her insulin. And she will be adding even more by the end of the week. It
    would also be defeating the purpose of taking Metformin and a very good
    reason why she was getting the diarrhoea.

    I would be reducing the starches, fruit and beans and concentrating more
    on the animal protein and other veggies. If the hyperinsulimenia isn't
    treated properly then full blown type 2 could be just around the corner.
    Who is prescribing this kind of diet?


  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jo55so$3qk$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:jo523s$kol$[email protected]..
    >>>> I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need more
    >>>> protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4" and 154
    >>>> pounds should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on to say that
    >>>> most meats have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have only 18 grams
    >>>> per serving.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at
    >>>> breakfast I have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in
    >>>> those things but I would think not a lot. I've also had some cashews
    >>>> and soaked walnuts.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not eat
    >>>> any eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little cooking
    >>>> since Angela started on this diet. She has been eating canned refried
    >>>> beans (no fat), canned kidney beans, hummus, some Italian soup made of
    >>>> white kidney beans and tomatoes that is very expensive and comes in a
    >>>> jar (must find recipe for that), tuna, cooked chicken, turkey, beef,
    >>>> beef jerky with no sugar, plenty of veggies (mainly raw) and recently
    >>>> added in whole grains and fruits. Tomorrow she will have two fruits and
    >>>> two grains per day and by the end of the week it will be three of each.
    >>>
    >>> That sounds really carby for someone with high insulin problems.
    >>> Jazzy started putting on a bit of weight around the thighs recently. As
    >>> it was almost time for her annual blood tests (thyroid mainly) I asked
    >>> for a type 2 bloodwork as well. That came back normal in all respects
    >>> but thyroid was just out of range for hypothyroidism. Getting tested
    >>> again in July, then work from there. In the meantime I thought it
    >>> wouldn't hurt to change her diet a bit and get rid of the weight before
    >>> it became a problem. She is basically eating mostly animal protein and
    >>> veggies, little starch, no fruit as she has gone off them anyway. She
    >>> has lost the 3.5 kg already so I have let up a bit on the diet. Now
    >>> working on getting her moving a bit as she has started to not want to do
    >>> anything in recent months (another reason why I brought forward the
    >>> thyroid testing). I spoke to her teacher, this year she has been taken
    >>> everywhere by bus to local area activities along with wheelchair bound
    >>> kids. I requested that she walk to the activities like she did with her
    >>> last teacher last year. Her teacher was taking the easy way out because
    >>> he read on her profile that she is a "runner". I told him it was nothing
    >>> that holding her hand couldn't prevent

    >>
    >> That seems to be the amount of carbs that I need. If I eat any less my
    >> BG goes up waaaay too high. Like into the 300's. Low carbing simply
    >> does not work for me. My BG is back down now. Thankfully no hypos yet
    >> but much more in the normal range.

    >
    > I meant Angela actually. I can't see how that diet could possibly reduce
    > her insulin. And she will be adding even more by the end of the week. It
    > would also be defeating the purpose of taking Metformin and a very good
    > reason why she was getting the diarrhoea.


    The diet isn't supposed to reduce her insulin. It's to make her lose
    weight. AFAIK she has lost 10 pounds. Could be more. I don't think she
    has weighed herself for a few days. Then if all works as it should, if she
    gets her weight down, her insulin level will go down.
    >
    > I would be reducing the starches, fruit and beans and concentrating more
    > on the animal protein and other veggies. If the hyperinsulimenia isn't
    > treated properly then full blown type 2 could be just around the corner.
    > Who is prescribing this kind of diet?


    That is not a balanced diet and the book says no one should eat like that
    more than two weeks at a time. It's the South Beach diet and it was
    prescribed by her gastroenterologist. I don't think eating 3 servings of
    fruit and 3 servings of whole grains per day is a lot of carbs.



  6. #6
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:jo55so$3qk$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:jo523s$kol$[email protected]..
    >>>>> I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we need
    >>>>> more protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4"
    >>>>> and 154 pounds should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on
    >>>>> to say that most meats have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans
    >>>>> have only 18 grams per serving.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at
    >>>>> breakfast I have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein
    >>>>> in those things but I would think not a lot. I've also had some
    >>>>> cashews and soaked walnuts.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not
    >>>>> eat any eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little
    >>>>> cooking since Angela started on this diet. She has been eating
    >>>>> canned refried beans (no fat), canned kidney beans, hummus, some
    >>>>> Italian soup made of white kidney beans and tomatoes that is very
    >>>>> expensive and comes in a jar (must find recipe for that), tuna,
    >>>>> cooked chicken, turkey, beef, beef jerky with no sugar, plenty of
    >>>>> veggies (mainly raw) and recently added in whole grains and
    >>>>> fruits. Tomorrow she will have two fruits and two grains per day
    >>>>> and by the end of the week it will be three of each.
    >>>>
    >>>> That sounds really carby for someone with high insulin problems.
    >>>> Jazzy started putting on a bit of weight around the thighs
    >>>> recently. As it was almost time for her annual blood tests (thyroid
    >>>> mainly) I asked for a type 2 bloodwork as well. That came back
    >>>> normal in all respects but thyroid was just out of range for
    >>>> hypothyroidism. Getting tested again in July, then work from there.
    >>>> In the meantime I thought it wouldn't hurt to change her diet a bit
    >>>> and get rid of the weight before it became a problem. She is
    >>>> basically eating mostly animal protein and veggies, little starch,
    >>>> no fruit as she has gone off them anyway. She has lost the 3.5 kg
    >>>> already so I have let up a bit on the diet. Now working on getting
    >>>> her moving a bit as she has started to not want to do anything in
    >>>> recent months (another reason why I brought forward the thyroid
    >>>> testing). I spoke to her teacher, this year she has been taken
    >>>> everywhere by bus to local area activities along with wheelchair
    >>>> bound kids. I requested that she walk to the activities like she
    >>>> did with her last teacher last year. Her teacher was taking the
    >>>> easy way out because he read on her profile that she is a "runner".
    >>>> I told him it was nothing that holding her hand couldn't prevent
    >>>
    >>> That seems to be the amount of carbs that I need. If I eat any less
    >>> my BG goes up waaaay too high. Like into the 300's. Low carbing
    >>> simply does not work for me. My BG is back down now. Thankfully no
    >>> hypos yet but much more in the normal range.

    >>
    >> I meant Angela actually. I can't see how that diet could possibly
    >> reduce her insulin. And she will be adding even more by the end of
    >> the week. It would also be defeating the purpose of taking Metformin
    >> and a very good reason why she was getting the diarrhoea.

    >
    > The diet isn't supposed to reduce her insulin. It's to make her lose
    > weight. AFAIK she has lost 10 pounds. Could be more. I don't think
    > she has weighed herself for a few days. Then if all works as it
    > should, if she gets her weight down, her insulin level will go down.
    >>
    >> I would be reducing the starches, fruit and beans and concentrating
    >> more on the animal protein and other veggies. If the hyperinsulimenia
    >> isn't treated properly then full blown type 2 could be just around
    >> the corner. Who is prescribing this kind of diet?

    >
    > That is not a balanced diet and the book says no one should eat like
    > that more than two weeks at a time. It's the South Beach diet and it
    > was prescribed by her gastroenterologist. I don't think eating 3
    > servings of fruit and 3 servings of whole grains per day is a lot of
    > carbs.


    Coupled with beans it is and definitely is for someone with
    hyperinsulinemia. South Beach diet isn't a good diet for type 2's or
    people with hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance etc.
    Its actually getting pretty close to te old ADA style dietary
    recommendations.

    I thought she had already lost a lot of weight (way more than 10
    pounds?). While weight loss is a good way to reduce insulin, it
    shouldn't be counteracted by a carby diet. When I lost my 45kg with
    reduced calories AND reduced carb it improved the hyperinsulinemia but
    didn't take it away altogether, that only happened when I reduced carbs
    even further. My carb level was getting close to Atkins' induction for
    that past few weeks. Not something I could have done for any great
    length of time but it was necessary to do the job. IMO a weight loss
    diet (lowered calories) AND a lowered carb diet are necessary (along
    with some sort of regular exercise) to attack the problem. prevention of
    diabetes and conditions like pcos is worth so much more than having to
    treat it once it rears its head.


  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?


    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Coupled with beans it is and definitely is for someone with
    > hyperinsulinemia. South Beach diet isn't a good diet for type 2's or
    > people with hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance etc.
    > Its actually getting pretty close to te old ADA style dietary
    > recommendations.
    >

    I must disagree! That is not at all what the old ADA diet was. I know. I
    was on it.

    I don't know that it is not recommended for type 2's. In fact her Endo. is
    fine with it. Simply doing a vague low carb diet didn't seem to help her in
    any way shape or form. This diet only allows specific foods.

    > I thought she had already lost a lot of weight (way more than 10 pounds?).
    > While weight loss is a good way to reduce insulin, it shouldn't be
    > counteracted by a carby diet. When I lost my 45kg with reduced calories
    > AND reduced carb it improved the hyperinsulinemia but didn't take it away
    > altogether, that only happened when I reduced carbs even further. My carb
    > level was getting close to Atkins' induction for that past few weeks. Not
    > something I could have done for any great length of time but it was
    > necessary to do the job. IMO a weight loss diet (lowered calories) AND a
    > lowered carb diet are necessary (along with some sort of regular exercise)
    > to attack the problem. prevention of diabetes and conditions like pcos is
    > worth so much more than having to treat it once it rears its head.


    She had lost some weight but then gained it all back and then some when she
    failed to take her thyroid meds. She had been lying to me and telling me
    that she took them. I noticed the weight gain then I kept asking her about
    her pills knowing that they would need to be refilled. When she refused to
    check to see how many pills were left, I was forced to. Only to find most
    of the pills in the bottle. It did me no good to talk to her about it. The
    Endo. told her she MUST take her pills and the gastroenterologist drummed it
    into her that if she didn't take her pills and get some weight off, things
    were going to be dire.

    Lowered calories didn't work for her. Low carb also didn't work. Perhaps
    because she is so active. She takes a total of 12 hours per week of dance
    and exercise classes. That is not counting the exercise she does at home.
    South Beach is not lowered calories. In fact they require you to eat three
    meals and two snacks. You are not allowed to be hungry on this diet. But
    they do limit the types of foods you can eat. Such as no fatty meats, no
    white bread, white rice, potatoes, sweets, etc. Any carbs that are eaten
    must be high fiber.



  8. #8
    micalhassi Guest

    Default Re: How much protein do you eat?


    'Julie Bove[_2_ Wrote:
    > ;1738538']I was reading a magazine yesterday and it said as we age we
    > need more
    > protein to help protect our bones. Said a woman who is 5'4" and 154
    > pounds
    > should eat 77 grams of protein a day. Then went on to say that most
    > meats
    > have 28 grams per 3 oz. serving. Beans have only 18 grams per serving.
    >
    > I am screwed. I have maybe 2 servings of beans per day and at breakfast
    > I
    > have flaxseeds and chia seeds. There is some protein in those things
    > but I
    > would think not a lot. I've also had some cashews and soaked walnuts.
    >
    > I am finding it very hard to get protein into my diet. I can not eat
    > any
    > eggs, dairy, chicken or fish. I have done very little cooking since
    > Angela
    > started on this diet. She has been eating canned refried beans (no
    > fat),
    > canned kidney beans, hummus, some Italian soup made of white kidney
    > beans
    > and tomatoes that is very expensive and comes in a jar (must find recipe
    > for
    > that), tuna, cooked chicken, turkey, beef, beef jerky with no sugar,
    > plenty
    > of veggies (mainly raw) and recently added in whole grains and fruits.
    > Tomorrow she will have two fruits and two grains per day and by the end
    > of
    > the week it will be three of each.
    >
    > Then perhaps I can start cooking some things that we both can eat. I
    > haven't done very well in restaurants either because we haven't dined
    > out
    > much and we haven't been to places where I normally order meat.
    >
    > I've mostly been eating bean tacos and hummus with flat bread.


    If you take control on eating habits then this can keep you protect form
    unhealthy threads. Protein is the main base for over weight. I daily use
    only 1300 calories by changing my eating habits. I mostly use fresh
    fruits, raw and boiled vegetables. These are full of vitamins and
    minerals that help to keep body in better positions.




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    micalhassi

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