Join Date: May 2015
I eat high carb...sometimes low fat sometimes lots of fat sometimes over 100g of protein a day. I honestly don't pay much attention to macros. Also I do not understand what a complete protein means. Nobody has ever been able to say when I ask them and no website has a definition that makes any sense. Anyways that's just me kinda going off topic :P
As to a better response to protein.....maybe you would need to pay attention? I am not sure. You can check though if you go to www.cronometer.com. Make a free account and you can enter what you eat into it and it will break it down for you. The thing you need to worry about with protein is getting all of the amino acids listed there. Make sure to enter your weight/height as that will change the amount it recommends you get. If you're meeting those needs it's almost certain you're going to get enough total protein as well, though it has a recommended amount for that as well that it totals up for you.
As to fats making you fat....they certainly can. They are very calorie dense. It's more of a total calorie thing though, I am not saying fat makes you fat.
There are other things I'd like to share with you, but since you're new it's probably best to just get everything you're currently looking at to be easy first.
The thing to remember about proteins and their "completeness" is that you can override this by simply eating more protein; with each food containing a different Amino Acid profile, eating enough of any of these protein sources will eventually bring you up to consuming an optimal Amino Acid intake on a daily basis.
Alternatively you could continue eating at your current protein intake but ensure variation in your protein sources, soy is a great place to start with it being one of the most complete protein sources you will find!
I hope this helps!
I avoid soy because I have a thyroid problem and have been told it's best not to eat it, unfortunately as i like tofu.
You can master this area of your diet with a few vital principles:
You should be eating 0.5-1 gram of protein for every pound of lean body mass you have.
Here are some solid foods full of protein:
Peanut butter and peanuts
Almond butter and almonds
Cashew butter and cashews
Sunflower seed butter and sunflower seeds
Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP)
Unfortunately, the Michael Bluejay article misquotes the protein recommendations of the World Health Organization. Michael says that humans only need 2.5% to 11% of calories from protein. Not true!
The World Health Organization states that a safe intake of protein is 0.83 gram per kilogram of body weight (or 0.38 gram per pound of body weight, almost the same as Kaiser Permanente's recommendation). See page 126 of the World Health Organization's report: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...RS_935_eng.pdf . For a 165-pound man eating the recommended 2300 calories per day, 0.38 gram of protein per pound of body weight equals 63 grams of protein, or 11% of calories from protein. It is not safe to eat a lower percentage of protein.