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Offline magusxxx

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Carb and Protein Counting
« on: August 06, 2015, 12:16:16 PM »
Are these statements correct:

+ When I count carbs, I can subtract the Fiber and it doesn't count toward my limit.

+ I should have .036 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight to make sure I don't lose muscle. (.08 grams per kilogram)

So far, in five weeks I've lost 20 lbs. So, I think I'm doing things correctly. But I'm having trouble keeping those two numbers in checks.

Main issue with carbs: I really like veggies. And it's a little disconcerting having to limit how much I eat of them. Main loves: Carrots - Broccoli - Pea Pods. As for Spinach, tough crap, I'm eating as much of that as I want, dammit! ;)

Main issue with protein: I'm eating a LOT more than I'm used to. I've started eating more Salmon and Tuna since you get a ton in a smaller portion. But red meat? No way can I get myself to eat as much as I probably need.

Lastly, exercise: I have an exercise bike which I'm able to use for 30 minutes at a time. The thing is, I many times feel like I want to use to more than once a day. The dilemma: This also means I'll get hungry and want to eat again.

Protein Powder is probably a no-no. So, what do people eat/drink after a workout? A bodybuilder I know said it would be good to have 20-25 grams of protein after a workout. I know there are vegetarian protein powders. But haven't investigated them yet.

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Carb and Protein Counting
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 07:14:20 PM »
The veggies you mention are low in starch and are largely fine.  Technically, the seeds in the pea pods are legumes and nonpaleo, but I honestly wouldn't worry too much about that.  I definitely wouldn't worry about counting carbs from those vegetables unless your weight loss stalls, and the leafy stuff like spinach should always be fine.

Salmon and tuna are fine sources of protein.

I definitely would not recommend the protein powder.  Exercise biking tends to be aerobic exercise rather than anaerobic, so you don't really need extra protein, but a small helping of salmon and spinach might not hurt.