I have been vegaterian since 1990 for health reasons, how can I substitute my proteins without
Using dairy or soy products?
allergy to soy & dairy
Welcome to FAA,
You can try the vegan approach and drink the green smoothies for breakfast and use a grain as your protein. Some people use the Almond breeze plain, unsweetened almond milk also in their smoothies and use it as a protein. Quinoa and buckwheat are very high protein in comparison to the other whole grains.
There is an interesting book that uses the quinoa and buckwheat as protein - Sugars and Flours and how they make us crazy, sick and fat and what to do about it by Joan Ifland.
All the best to you in your recovery.
Im not a vegetarian, but I would suggest you reach out at meetings to talk with other vegetarians.
Quinoa and other "high protien" grains are still grains and not really high protien when you compare them to other proteins. Quinoa does have more protien than oatmeal. Oatmeal has 5 grams protien per cup serving and quinoa has 8 grams protien per cup serving. So yes, quinoa is higher protien than oatmeal, but it's still not a protien source. It is a grain. Chicken, which is a protien has 31 grams of protien per 4 oz. serving.
Since you have been a vegetarian for so long, what sources of protien do you use now? Have you reviewed the FAA food plan and guide to abstinence for protien ideas?
Im not a vegetarian, but would be happy to talk with you about the FAA program and our food plan. My contact information is on the FAA meeting list for Wanut Creek, California.
Walnut Creek, CA
Many vegetarians don't eat as much protein and the body can get by with less protein and many who are following their vegan food plans are also eating less protein - the FAA food plan is a suggested starting point and it has worked for many, many people. For those who aren't able to follow it because of medical issues - there are other alternatives - please don't give up the dream of being abstinent.