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to all vegetarians....

how much protein am I suppose to consume? I don't eat any meat at all, and lately I have been feeling very weak. I have been a vegetarian since I was born(didn't eat meat until I was 8 and I have never been able to digest it. last time i ate it I was 11 and it sat in my stomach for 2 weeks until I went to the hospital to get it pumped out),

So I would like to know how much I should consume.
my height is 5'10 and my weight is about 180lbs(idk if you need it)

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Lovin_mybaby5

Asked by Lovin_mybaby5 at 11:03 AM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • go to wal mart. they have this 2 lb container of whey protein for $13. have one shake a day and it will give you all the protein you need and the container will last about 3 months
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:07 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • How much protein are you eating now? http://exercise.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=exercise&cdn=health&tm=4&f=20&su=p284.9.336.ip_p674.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/protein-requirement.php


    That chart is a huge help for me. 

    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:08 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • wow i must have a vote down stalker because my answer was perfect. whey protein shakes are an excellent source of protein ant the best kind of protein. i take one scoop, i'm 110 lbs, and my 200 lb body builder husband takes 2 scoops....wow you give an excellent answer and get a vote down. gotta love this site
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Are you pregnant? If you are pregnant you need about 72 grams of protein a day. If not, at least 45 grams.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • oh and also they made me lose weight fast. i was 124 lbs which is way to big for my standards of what i want myself to be but all the healthy eating and exercise in to world wouldn't get my weight under 120. i started the shakes and with diet and exercise i finally got down to 110
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:16 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • thanks everyone! Im not pregnant .....but thanks for that info...so when i get pregnant again i will know
    Lovin_mybaby5

    Comment by Lovin_mybaby5 (original poster) at 11:32 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • well momofone I'll give you a vote up!!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:59 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I aim for 50 grams a day
    Groovyflor1

    Answer by Groovyflor1 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I am not a vegetarian, but that is good information to know.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:09 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • You can always talk to a holistic nutrition consultant.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:17 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

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