I m planning on taking Protein need help!?
Hey so i am currently 105 pounds. I am skinny. I want to gain more muscle and also weight. I work out on the daily. I plan on taking protein to help my journey. How much food do i have to eat per day? How much protein should i take? Also what protein should i take.
Also dont wanna hear the whole "Skinny is good" speech or whatever.
- magic kidLv 52 years agoFavorite Answer
hey hun, please do not listen to Chris, he has no idea what he is talking about.
you would need closer to 60g of protein, please try to limit your animal protein to 20g a day and consume plant based proteins that provide better well being, energy, and gains. also why stress your kidneys, and promote cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
also you can have more plant based proteins since they are not damaging, so if you are really worried about the protein myth you can shoot for 70g :D
eggs and dairy are not healthy, so chris is wrong.
You need a low fat diet, high plant carb diet, does that not make more sense to you? carbs are what humans need, our brains use 40-60% of our daily intake of glucose.
the body prefers to burn glucose since it is a cleaner fuel, It hates turning it into fat. On the other hand fat is fat.. our bodies store it so well, if they took a needle and took a sample, they could tell what foods you ate.
Foods that you think are high carb like, pizza, cookies, donuts.. are actually high fat.
and have you noticed that all healthy/plant foods have most of their calories in the form of carbs? plants are our friends and we depend on them, so do not be afraid of healthy carbs.
Stick to whole plant foods like: yams, plantain, brown rice, bean/peas/legumes, lentils, quinoa, oats, barley, wholewheat pasta/cous cous, sweet potatoes, parsnips, cassava, leafy greens, veggies and fruits!
Get your healthy oils from Avocados, nuts like walnuts, and seeds like flax, chia and pumkin.
These foods are great for you and in the right combos form almost any meal you can think off.
they provide: phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. this also helps control blood glucose levels, and cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, feed good gut bacteria and prevent against cancer.
since they are high in water and fiber content, they will keep you feeling full for longer.
also make sure you are getting enough vitamin D3, and B12, and enough iodine.
Youtube is your friend, search
nutritionfacts.org > will save your life, he will show unbiased scientific research free of charge, binge all his videos and read the studies for yourself.
Great informative videos and some cooking guides:
happy healthy vegan
mic the vegan
while you get used to the lifestyle change make sure you track your micros and calories on cronometer, its a great site.
As for exercise, if you are not currently active, try and go for a 30min walk everyday without fail, or aim for 7000 steps, consider doing the couch to 5k program too once you are confident with your cardio and knee health.
i had to do week 1 for 4 weeks haha :D
Also start doing body weight exercises at home, use hundredpushups, very basic but useful training guide.
and go to your local park to do pullups
once you can do 5 pullups, 15 pushups, 30 squats you can go ahead and invest in a gym membership.
all the best :DSource(s): http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/06/... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16554528 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15172426 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9006469 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC13122... https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article/... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10883675 http://dresselstyn.com/JFP_06307_Article1.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC40731...