Day one of eat more protein

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beautymom5
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
How did you do??
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crazykitty
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I went grocery shopping and stocked up on protein. Last night after supper I
I wanted something sweet, but instead ate a bowl of cottage cheeese.

Too bad choclate isn't a protein.

Hope every one has a great day!

Robin
 
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I made a turkey burger for lunch and had some beans salad with it.  Dinner was a casserole made with 100% whole wheat pasta and chicken.  So far so good.  Today I'm making hard boiled eggs for my lunch salad.
 
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   

I had eggs for breakfast yesterday, a roast beef sandwich for lunch, and a beef roast (leftovers) for dinner.  This morning, I could walk the dog without taking my ibuprofen beforehand.  Usually I get up and take the pills right away but I wasn't hurting as much. 

So far this morning, I've had an omelet. 

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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I was going to post yesterday when I read about  eating more protein.  I've found when I eat more protein, I do seem better.  However , recently I got proof positive in my case.  I had been reading an excellent book by a functional medicine doctor (The Ultramind Solution by Mark Hyman MD) in which he writes about several tests he uses to diagnose what is wrong with his chronically ill patients. 

The one test that really stuck out to me was OAT (Organic Acids Test).  I ask my NP for the test and she agreed. It is a 24 hour urine test that measures the amino acids in your body.  Amino acids are what proteins are made up of.  Organic acids are byproducts of metabolism.  I am quoting from Dr. Hymans testing guide--the test"helps identify vitamin B deficiencies as well as problems with fat, carbohydrates, and energy metabolism;oxidative stress, the gut, detoxification, and even neurotransmitter function." 

To make a long story short, I had the test and most of my amino acids were extremely low, or low moderate.  My NP was very suprised and immediately started my on a amino acid protein powder made by Thorne called Mediclear.  Within days I started feeling so much better, more energy and just basically stronger.  I have been on the powder for about 3 months (I make a smoothie and add the powder) and continue to feel better.  To say I am "cured of fibro" would be a big lie.  There is no cure for fibro.  I have had several flares since being on the amino acid powder, so they don't go away.  But I do feel better and stronger most of the time. 

I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth to this discussion on protein.  I've had fibro for 40 years but continue to keep looking for more ways to make my quality of life better.

Mary Lou


DreamspinnerCheryl
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   Posted 8/28/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a eggbeater/cheese/roast chicken burrito for breakfast, so I'm proud to say I'm actually trying here! So far, I'm feeling reasonably decent this morning. I actually bathed two doggies so far, and after a short lie-down, I think I'll go work on the quilt I've had on my quilting machine for months now. I'm also considering a trip to WalMart to see if they stock anything like BeneProtein. Heck, even a protein shake intended for dieters and such should help, right?

(BTW, chocolate might not be a great source of protein, but there is a chocolate peanut butter on WalMart shelves. Not animal protein, but if eaten on whole-wheat bread, still good protein. And, chocolate is a good source of magnesium-enough excuse for me to indulge!)

Marlee2
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   Posted 8/28/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I had a baked potato with butter, sour cream and cheese for dinner and then later I had a sweet potato with butter, brown sugar and a big handful of walnuts, yummy. Oh yeah I had some cheese rice cakes too. No gluten and no dense meats. Tonight I want a hamburger.
 
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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/28/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

One thing I forgot to mention about the protein powder is that it is hypoallergenic and made with RICE protein.   I am gluten sensitive and have been gluten free for over a year.  I did not want to be on any protein that contained gluten.

Mary Lou  


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   Posted 8/28/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
How much protein are we supposed to eat a day?
 
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 8/28/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Robin,

Your post about 'something sweet' reminded me of a recipe I've used these past couple of yrs. My PM dr suggested this, but I can't remember the name of the book it was in.

Anyway, you use 2 tablespoons of Ricotta cheese, a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, a 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened chocolate, and a little bit of a  packet of Splenda. Mix it in a small bowl and enjoy. I wasn't sure if it would be good, but it was actually rather nice. I was very strict w/ my protein diet and I needed something sweet. This worked out nicely. I even made it for my mother and she enjoyed it. I didn't tell her the ingredients till she tried it - my older son is the same way. Can't tell them what is in something till after they try it.

Hope it gives you something of a sweet treat to enjoy!

God bless.  Alice. 


American Woman
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   Posted 8/28/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also tried to add more protein to my diet. I don't eat red meat so I was only eating a little chicken and some fish (not much) and cheeses. A couple weeks ago I ate some lean red meat and more chicken and some egg beaters and cut out all artificial sweeteners and caffeine and I have to say I do feel like I have more energy.
I guess eating right is the key to feeling better.

Ginny
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   Posted 8/28/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey puppylover, and everyone,

Here is a great link that tells how much protein you need to eat whether you're not exercising or doing exercise. Protein = GOOD!
 
 I guess it would help if I gave you the link (duhhhhh) 
 


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Littleneck
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   Posted 8/29/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I just read that women are supposed to have 46 grams of protein a day, men 56 grams.

I had my morning smoothie: organic whole milk, honey, peaches, raspberries, frozen strawberries, and silken tofu. Hard boiled eggs for lunch. Caesar salad with chicken for dinner. (I guess candy isn't a protein, huh.) And candy. :)

crazykitty
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   Posted 8/29/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Irish Babe,

I will definately try your sweet treat recipe. it sounds yummy!

And it does have a little protein :)

Robin
 
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 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
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 Vitamin Supplements


Marlee2
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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Mary Lou, you reminded me that I have an unopened can of soy protein powder in my cabinet along with the protein bars I forgot about. If the fog gets any thicker I'll forget to eat. shakehead
 
I had my cheeseburger last night on my rice bread.
 
Do you have celiac Mary Lou???
 
Guess I never thought about all the ways to get more protein til now.
 
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yo-yo
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   Posted 8/29/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Marlee,

Just wanted to answer your question about being a celiac.  No, not that I know of.  I have ulcerative colitis along with fibro and I read a book that really impressed me.  It was called "The Gluten Connection" by Sheri Lieberman  who is a clinical nutritionist.  I went gluten and dairy free for 2 weeks and started feeling so much better.  I added back in the dairy after 2 weeks and seemed to have no problems with the dairy being back.  So I've been gluten free for over a year.  Can't say it helped the fibro but my belly feels less bloated and way better.

Mary Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 8/29/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
puppylover said...
How much protein are we supposed to eat a day?
 
Puppylover

0.8 g of protein per kg body weight per day (sedentary).  Use a higher number (between 1 and 1.8) if you are under stress, are pregnant, are recovering from an illness, or if you are involved in consistent and intense weight or endurance training.
 

How to Calculate Your Protein Needs:

1. Weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in kg
2. Weight in kg x 0.8 g/kg = protein grams required

Example: 154 lb female who is sedentary
154 lbs/2.2 = 70kg
70kg x 0.8 = 56 g protein/day

 


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