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Unread 03-16-2018, 08:20 AM
HeavyLifting145 HeavyLifting145 is offline
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Default Cutting Out Meat - Yay or Nay

Hello Lyle and everyone else,

My diet now consists of:
eggs, egg whites, chicken, rice, ezekiel bread, plant-based protein powder, veggie, fruits..

I am thinking of cutting out meat/chicken from my diet; so pretty much keeping everything else the same except for the chicken. I would be replacing the chicken with either the fake -meat substitutes (like beyond meat) OR with wheat protein called Seitan.

My questions are:
1) I understand there could be some deficiencies when cutting out meat/chicken. Would I experience any of this from this change, and if so, what supplements could I take to make up for it? (i.e. iron, b12?)

2) Would cutting out the chicken and making these changes result in any negative effects to my muscle? I mean, if I am getting in the same amount of protein, just from a different source (seitan/wheat protein) would I lose any muscle mass? If yes, why?

3) My protein I take is Optimum Nutrition Plant - Based protein, is this an a quality source of protein? I ask because I know iso 100 makes protein thats whey but the way they process it they have made is lactose free, so I was debating if I should try this or if i'm really just splitting hairs here.

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Unread 03-16-2018, 08:25 AM
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I guess if your explicit goal is micronutrient deficiencies, go for it.

If you want to be healthy, don't
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Unread 03-16-2018, 08:35 AM
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I guess if your explicit goal is micronutrient deficiencies, go for it.

If you want to be healthy, don't
I appreciate the response as always Lyle. Can you please elaborate as to why that would not be healthy?
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Unread 03-16-2018, 08:48 AM
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I appreciate the response as always Lyle. Can you please elaborate as to why that would not be healthy?
Meat is the best source of the most well absorbed forms of zinc and iron, along with being primary sources of B12

Take them out and you risk deficiency of all three.
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Less meat you eat, more meat for us.
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Meat is the best source of the most well absorbed forms of zinc and iron, along with being primary sources of B12

Take them out and you risk deficiency of all three.
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Meat is the best source of the most well absorbed forms of zinc and iron, along with being primary sources of B12

Take them out and you risk deficiency of all three.
Seems it causes cognitive decline

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5...b01e9e56bb3224
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Thank you, I needed this today.
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Lol it says a PB and j sandwich that has maybe ten grams of protein is a third of the way to your protein needs for the day. Vegan propaganda is awesome.
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Lol it says a PB and j sandwich that has maybe ten grams of protein is a third of the way to your protein needs for the day. Vegan propaganda is awesome.
My 18 month old child prolly gets 15ish at least per meal
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