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Discussion in 'Hobbies and special interests' started by Rye83, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. kelpguy

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    hey rye...
    i'm skinny and new to a low carb/meat based diet and want to up my protein intake. i'm curious what you eat to get 180g protein. tnx...
     
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    My primary protein sources are:
    Chicken breast - is the cheapest and most readily available lean protein source in Dumaguete. I buy frozen boneless 2kg bags from Belcris but you can get it from the market as well...though their price includes the bones.

    Whey protein powder (Optimal Nutrition brand) - to make shakes/smoothies or protein pancakes. I haven't done the math but I believe this could be nearly as cheap as chicken breast when you look at it in per serving basis. The upfront cost is quite hefty though. It is about P3.5k+ for a 5lbs tub, from lazada including shipping, that gives you ~73 servings. Comes out to less than P50/serving.

    Secondary protein sources comes from bacon, eggs (usually 4 pieces of bacon and 4 whole eggs every morning), and sometimes I eat squid. I don't like seafood as much because the price is prohibitive since they include the shells in the price, which can be about half of what you are paying for. Squid is usually the best option since you can eat almost all of what you are paying for

    Here is the last week's overview of my protein intake.
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    Note: fish, like tilapia, are low fat high protein options that I believe are quite cheap. I just don't really care for tilapia. I limit my tuna intake due to the mercury levels. I limit my salmon intake due to the cost.

    I don't have much issue hitting my protein goals as my daily calorie intake is quite high. It gets harder (and more unpleasant) to hit these numbers once you get down around 2k calories per day.
     
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    How come, if you're skinny why are you on a low carb diet? Keto is a low carb diet but it's for obesity and medical benefits (over weight people) who are possible type 2 diabetic and need to lose weight.
    A Low-Carb Diet for Beginners – Diet Doctor
    Edit, I don't subscribe to diet doctor or any other.
     
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    The keto diet was developed for people with epilepsy and it could possibly help those with heart disease and certain brain diseases. It seems to be ok in the short term for people with type 2 diabetes, not enough research has been done on long term use of the diet.

    There appears to be no long term weight loss benefit with keto. The short term weight loss is most likely attributed to lowered blood glycogen levels and water weight. If weight loss is the goal low carb really has no benefit over more reasonable and sustainable approaches to nutrition. Carbs are not an essential macro, your body can operate just fine without them, so there is really no harm in the diet for most people.

    Underweight people can gain weight just fine on such a diet (likely much easier given the higher reliance and intake of fats). The laws of thermodynamics cannot be broken by any fad diet, if calories are not controlled on the keto diet you will gain or lose weight the same as you would on any other diet.
     
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