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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by orangejello View Post
    I am trying to heal sores plus struggle many days to even come close to 1000 calories. I need to put on weight and am hoping some protein powder that I don't find revolting might help with getting more protein for my skin and helping with get my weight up some.
    I was wondering if healing sores was a reason for increasing intake. People can easily get the required or recommended amount of protein with a balanced diet, but healing sores will make that need greater. Too much protein can put a strain on the kidneys, so supplementing may not be necessary nor good for some people, especially if they eat a good, balanced diet. I know some sci's have trouble eating enough and keeping weight up (I wish I had that problem! ), but being mostly sedentary, our calorie needs are going to be lower. Do you know how many calories you need? What is your daily food intake like/comprised of?

    Since you want to increase weight and aren't too concerned about high calories, there are many easy sources of protein, esp. from cheese and nuts. Just a few servings of these will provide a high amount of cal. and protein. Careful about the fats tho.

    Here is a Protein Table, listing foods and protein levels.
    Chick I am very new to tofu and have just started exploring ways to incorporate it into my meals. When you say you eat one or two squares for a snack, you mean you eat it right out of the package as one would buy it in a grocery store? When using it as a snack, do you cook it or eat anything with it, or just eat it alone? Lots of questions, I know . I am very interested in different ways to eat it, hence my questions. Thanks. I never heard of soybean pods before. I will have to get some to try.
    I get tofu packaged in water, which are usually in squares of 4 (more like 4 thick slices), but they're sold in whole blocks too. Yep, for quick eating, I sometimes eat straight out of the pkge, cold or heated in microwave, w/some salt. Sometimes, I use a little soysauce with sesame oil, to flavor (lightly on or use as dip). Texture is different, once warmed or cooked. I've eaten tofu all my life, so am used to it and even like it plain. I prefer it in soups or meals but eating it simply out of the package gives me the extra protein I may need but not always get (cuz I have to watch cal. intake, plus get lazy and not always eat right)

    Soybean pods are usually called "Edamame", and can be found in the frozen section of grocery stores. These are quick and easy to prep and eat - just pop whole pods into mouth and the soybeans easily slide out. I lightly salt. Frozen ones are pre-cooked. These are REALLY easy to snack on, hot or cooled, and have around to pop into mouth any time. I used to take along when out, as snack or to lunch on sometimes.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue View Post
    Maybe I shouldn't send you these poptarts then...
    Ha--read this about pop-tarts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by van damn View Post
    Ha--read this about pop-tarts.
    http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/74
    My sons were in boy scouts, and for camping trips they usually planned their own menus. On group of boys decided they didn;t want to cook, so spent the w/e on poptarts and mountain dew. Talk about revving up the metabolism.

    OJ .... develop a protein infused poptart, and starbucks protein lattes, and the world will be a better place.

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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by sjean423 View Post
    My sons were in boy scouts, and for camping trips they usually planned their own menus. On group of boys decided they didn;t want to cook, so spent the w/e on poptarts and mountain dew. Talk about revving up the metabolism.

    OJ .... develop a protein infused poptart, and starbucks protein lattes, and the world will be a better place.


    LOL I bet it was.I eat them every now and then to break up the same old meals.
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    let me rephrase, active gimps do not get enough protein through regular diet. if u workout and u r active you wont get what u need. imo, everyone could benefit from a protein shake per day...hell i eat a ton per day and i dont get the protein i need to grow through food alone


    Quote Originally Posted by chick View Post
    I was wondering if healing sores was a reason for increasing intake. People can easily get the required or recommended amount of protein with a balanced diet, but healing sores will make that need greater. Too much protein can put a strain on the kidneys, so supplementing may not be necessary nor good for some people, especially if they eat a good, balanced diet. I know some sci's have trouble eating enough and keeping weight up (I wish I had that problem! ), but being mostly sedentary, our calorie needs are going to be lower. Do you know how many calories you need? What is your daily food intake like/comprised of?

    Since you want to increase weight and aren't too concerned about high calories, there are many easy sources of protein, esp. from cheese and nuts. Just a few servings of these will provide a high amount of cal. and protein. Careful about the fats tho.

    Here is a Protein Table, listing foods and protein levels.
    I get tofu packaged in water, which are usually in squares of 4 (more like 4 thick slices), but they're sold in whole blocks too. Yep, for quick eating, I sometimes eat straight out of the pkge, cold or heated in microwave, w/some salt. Sometimes, I use a little soysauce with sesame oil, to flavor (lightly on or use as dip). Texture is different, once warmed or cooked. I've eaten tofu all my life, so am used to it and even like it plain. I prefer it in soups or meals but eating it simply out of the package gives me the extra protein I may need but not always get (cuz I have to watch cal. intake, plus get lazy and not always eat right)

    Soybean pods are usually called "Edamame", and can be found in the frozen section of grocery stores. These are quick and easy to prep and eat - just pop whole pods into mouth and the soybeans easily slide out. I lightly salt. Frozen ones are pre-cooked. These are REALLY easy to snack on, hot or cooled, and have around to pop into mouth any time. I used to take along when out, as snack or to lunch on sometimes.
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    My approach to the need for increased protein for healing sores would be / is to include a bowl of miso soup daily. The fermented soy product supplies easily digested plant protein as well as a host of nutrients that put this soup/stew into a special class.

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  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    let me rephrase, active gimps do not get enough protein through regular diet. if u workout and u r active you wont get what u need. imo, everyone could benefit from a protein shake per day...hell i eat a ton per day and i dont get the protein i need to grow through food alone

    Grab your camera's.I agree with fuente on this one.It's very hard to get enough protein from food alone.
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    cmon bro...............show me some love
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    cmon bro...............show me some love
    O.K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    let me rephrase, active gimps do not get enough protein through regular diet. if u workout and u r active you wont get what u need. imo, everyone could benefit from a protein shake per day...hell i eat a ton per day and i dont get the protein i need to grow through food alone
    My post referred to ANYONE, dis or abled-bodied, being able to get the necessary or req. protein, if eating a good, balanced diet. For a dis person, if there are no issues with eating, and if weight isn't a problem or if one is needing to GAIN weight, then getting needed or extra protein through diet is easier. If one is healing injury or sores, or if there is a problem eating and getting enough cal/nutrition thru diet alone, then supplements may be necessary.

    Anyone who is active is going to burn more energy than an inactive person, so an active person can eat more and get more protein from their diet, than if inactive.

    An AB can get even more than SCI since they can be more active AND they have more muscle groups working, especially the MAJOR muscles such as Quads, Glutes, and hamstrings, therefore can burn more energy and in turn eat more.

    Bottom line, if you're active, it should be easier to get protein from your diet, IF you eat right and eat well. If you're deficient, esp. for medical reasons, then supplementing is good idea.

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