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am i protein deificient?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 02, 2012 at 4:45 AM

I keep craving cottage cheese, and whey protein. So i usually mix the two. But the thing is that it is that im consuming aroind 200-280 grams of protein per day, and i weigh 188 pounds, i keep carbs to around 150, and i cant increase the fats because i workout pretty much 6 days a week. Any advice is much appreciated

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on November 02, 2012
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Cottage cheese has a bit of sugar in it, not a ton, but some. Whey protein is often flavored with a bit of sweetener (either artificial or sugar). Possibly your body is craving cheap energy source like sugar or just plain more glucose, and is attacking the few sources you give it.

I agree with HappyNow, you seem to be pretty low calories for someone so active (doing SealFit etc).

Not sure what working out 6 days a week has to do with not increasing your fats, but if you don't want more fat, how about some fruit?

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That is a maximum of 1720 calories, you are just plain calorie deficient if you are an active male, and aren't eating a lot of fat on top of that.

I'd seriously doubt you are protein deficient at that amount, but there may be other deficiencies bringing on the cravings. What happens if you replace whey with a chunk of meat? I think processed proteins, like processed sugars can be easy to overeat without all the components and nutrients that bring satiety in whole foods.

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on November 02, 2012
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i cant increase the fats because i workout pretty much 6 days a week.

Our body has the ability to convert protein into glucose for energy. Your protein craving can possibly be your bodies way for getting in more glucose. You might want to consider upping your carbs.

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