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Protein Intake vs Eating When Hungry

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Created July 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I'm a female who does CrossFit, and want to build up my lean muscle mass, so I am trying to eat 1 g protein for every pound of weight (I've read to do that in numerous places). However, I'm doing the strict Paleo/Primal thing, and want to only eat when hungry/try fasting. My question is how do ensure I'm throwing back enough protein while healthfully cutting down my meals???

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on July 28, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Yes, but you eat other protein sources for these. Most protein sources are low in glycine and proline so adding gelatin to you diet help improve the amino acid balance.

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on July 15, 2012
at 02:37 PM

I want to try fasting, or at least move towards eating only when I'm hungry. If that cuts me back to two meals a day (vs the current three meals plus snacks) I'm worried I won't be getting enough protein...

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on July 14, 2012
at 09:39 AM

Its got fat to which would contribute extra calories.

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:13 AM

Egg white has 3.6g of protein. Egg yolk has 2.7g of protein. Does that little difference justify taking away the yolk? It's got plenty of protein too!

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Yeah... lacking tryptophan, cystine, and hydroxyproline.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 14, 2012
at 05:04 AM

Isn't gelatinous an incomplete source of protein? Ex. Pork finds, leather shoes, last chance diet?

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:02 AM

RaiseFitness- i wrote "yolks if you can afford the calories". OP wants to add extra protein to her diet. Eating the yolk will add more fat into her diet as well. Besides it's not like the whites alone are valueless. They have 1 of the highest bioavailsble amino acid profile. Which IMO makes a great addition to any meal.

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on July 14, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Did you not fully read his post?

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on July 14, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Never add just egg whites, and leave out the most nutritious part of the egg.

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on July 13, 2012
at 11:39 PM

why would you be cutting down your meals?

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C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 13, 2012
at 11:48 PM

You can try adding a few cutd of lean meat or egg whites*(yolk if you can afford the calories)*when eating your normal meals. Try doing the 1g per pound using your lean bodyweight first. Instead of your overall weight. Then reassess after about 3-8 Weeks.

EDIT UPDATE

If you're going to include extra protein to your diet, make sure it's from a highly bioavailable source amino aciddEx meat, egg, dairy (if you're ok with it). You're putting quality time in your training, put quality nutrition in your belly. Nuts, gealatin, pig skin does contain protein & other micro nutrients but its wimpy bioavailability low amino acidvprofile. I wouldn't rely on it for protein only.

1e9164a5a54003ac247d49c574dc7bfc

(396)

on July 14, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Did you not fully read his post?

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on July 14, 2012
at 05:13 AM

Egg white has 3.6g of protein. Egg yolk has 2.7g of protein. Does that little difference justify taking away the yolk? It's got plenty of protein too!

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 14, 2012
at 09:39 AM

Its got fat to which would contribute extra calories.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Never add just egg whites, and leave out the most nutritious part of the egg.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 14, 2012
at 05:02 AM

RaiseFitness- i wrote "yolks if you can afford the calories". OP wants to add extra protein to her diet. Eating the yolk will add more fat into her diet as well. Besides it's not like the whites alone are valueless. They have 1 of the highest bioavailsble amino acid profile. Which IMO makes a great addition to any meal.

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B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on July 28, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Fasting works even without cutting calories, so if you switch to only eating two meals a day just eat more at those meals.

Protein rich foods include all meat, fish, poultry, eggs. Gelatin broth is another good source, and prevents muscle breakdown during fasting and aids muscle growth too.

Gelatin broth is made by adding bones and a source of gelatin such as feet, hooves, skin, or heads, to a slow cooker. Add a couple spoons of an acid such as vinegar or lemon juice, and cover with water. Simmer until the bones are soft. Strain and store in the fridge. The fat will form a layer on top which will preserve the broth until needed. The broth may also go solid in the fridge, which is a good sign, just heat in a pan to make liquid again.

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on July 14, 2012
at 03:42 AM

foods highest in protein, per 100g, according to Nutrition Data at Self.com

Seal and whale meat (just for giggles!)

Trout

Unsweetened gelatin powder

Dried salted cod

Pork skins / cracklings

Red sockeye salmon

I wouldn't eat dry egg white powder if I were you, that stuff is terribly oxidized. If you make a raw egg smoothie, make it whole egg, and fresh! Edit: Hmm actually looks like I'm wrong, dry egg white powder is anti-inflammatory? (not oxidized?) Or are those mutually exclusive? Don't know... please comment here if you know.

You might not be able to eat lots and lots of protein "only when hungry"/fasting, because fasting decreases your appetite. I used to fast/eat "naturally" (meaning, like you, I eat only when hungry), and my appetite was so low, my calorie intake was so low, I have to force feed myself because my hair was falling out in clumps.

If you're only going to eat when hungry, you'll have to eat as much protein in one sitting as humanely possible. In which case you might be interested in this: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-how-much-protein-can-you-absorb-and-use-from-one-meal/

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Yeah... lacking tryptophan, cystine, and hydroxyproline.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on July 14, 2012
at 05:04 AM

Isn't gelatinous an incomplete source of protein? Ex. Pork finds, leather shoes, last chance diet?

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on July 28, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Yes, but you eat other protein sources for these. Most protein sources are low in glycine and proline so adding gelatin to you diet help improve the amino acid balance.

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