- July 5, 2006 at 8:04 am #562
A few questions..
I dont tolerate dairy and wheat products so well.
I think getting whey products would be a bad idea.
So Im interested in soy protein. I have heard good and bad things about it.
I eat 4 meals a day of about 30g of protein each.
I was going to supplement this with 3 servings of 34g soy protein.
That equals protein from REAL food = 120g
protein from meal replacement = 103g
Iv never seriously taken protein supplements before but I am a hardgainer and dont put weight on easily, Im unsure of quantity per day.
Is this too much soy in one day?
Does this sound like a good intake?
And can I instead of shakes all the time put the soy protein in scones or pancakes or something?July 5, 2006 at 8:26 am #2760
Personally I think that’s a lot of soy.
Might be better to try a mix of soy and egg white powder if you can’t tolerate dairy.
JJuly 6, 2006 at 1:43 am #2761
how does 75g soy 45g egg powder sound?July 7, 2006 at 4:15 am #2762
Okay but what total protein consumption are you shooting for?
JJuly 7, 2006 at 6:30 am #2763
270g protein (or more)July 10, 2006 at 9:11 am #2764
That’s nearly 4g/kg body weight for you.
Probably a tad much protein for a ‘hard gainer’!
My suggestion is to try shooting for half as much while doubling or tripling the amount of carbs you eat.
Then if you start getting a little too chubby for you liking try fewer carbs and mucking around carb timing.
JJuly 11, 2006 at 2:59 am #2765
Appreciate the advice dr J. 🙂
Heres what Im starting to eat. Whole mostly unprocessed foods.
Fruit veg chicken beef fish eggs nuts etc
Spread over 7 small meals.
I’ve started working out 3 days a week.
As far as supplements go.
I decided to not use soy (due to bad press), and instead see how I cope with whey.
I was thinking just to have a shake with about 50g protein just before a workout. Followed by the most carb heavy meal after the workout.
Still trying to finetune for the best possible results. This forum is alot of help.July 11, 2006 at 3:32 am #2766
You may find that you don’t have enough calories their to put on weight but it’s as good a place as any.
If you don’t add any weight over a week bump the calories up by 500 cal. Keep doing that until you get were you want to go.
JJuly 11, 2006 at 10:46 pm #2767
If your looking to bump up your calories add some Flax seed or olive oil to you shakes…works a treat 🙂