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P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
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3/15/10 12:54 PM
Hey Guys,
I recently turned vegan, and I know that the P90X nutrition guide requires dairy as part of the diet. Since I don't eat any dairy (milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese etc...), what sorts of things can I substitute into that category and still have the right P/C/F ratio? I occasionally have soy milk with cereal and oatmeal, but not enough of it to hit the daily caloric requirements under the dairy category. Also, being on the fat shredder phase requires a lot of protein, and I'm at a loss of where I can get all of it from. I've been eating tofu, making shakes from soy protein isolate and soy milk, eating beans, grains (barley, quinoa, oats), and edamame, and I know beans, edamame, and grains are technically "carbs," but can they count as proteins? Any other suggestions of where I can get 500-700 calories of protein, and not have it count towards another category? (Since lots of veggies technically have plenty of protein, but are considered either veggies or carbs) This is a tough one! I don't want to sacrifice results for diet and vice-versa. Help!! Thanks in advance!!!!!
Jane
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RE: P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
3/15/10 2:44 PM as a reply to janeyavich.
Jane -

It doesn't require dairy at all! All the portions have non-dairy options. Beans aren't a complete protein (except soy), so I'm not a fan of counting them as a protein.

You can try to do phase one vegan, but it'll be hugely tough. Just by making this lifestyle choice, you're already going to lose weight unless you fry everything, so I'd just go right to phase two or three. It'll save you a headache.
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RE: P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
3/31/11 8:00 AM as a reply to janeyavich.
janeyavich:
Hey Guys,
I recently turned vegan, and I know that the P90X nutrition guide requires dairy as part of the diet. Since I don't eat any dairy (milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese etc...), what sorts of things can I substitute into that category and still have the right P/C/F ratio? I occasionally have soy milk with cereal and oatmeal, but not enough of it to hit the daily caloric requirements under the dairy category. Also, being on the fat shredder phase requires a lot of protein, and I'm at a loss of where I can get all of it from. I've been eating tofu, making shakes from soy protein isolate and soy milk, eating beans, grains (barley, quinoa, oats), and edamame, and I know beans, edamame, and grains are technically "carbs," but can they count as proteins? Any other suggestions of where I can get 500-700 calories of protein, and not have it count towards another category? (Since lots of veggies technically have plenty of protein, but are considered either veggies or carbs) This is a tough one! I don't want to sacrifice results for diet and vice-versa. Help!! Thanks in advance!!!!!
Jane

Hey Jane
I have several suggestions for you. First just wanted to say if you can not follow the nutrition plan 100% you still have good results not as good a some but you still be happy. I know several people not following the meal plan at all and still doing well. Nuts are a good source of protein. Protein drinks with out milk I use a organic protein and you could put that in any juice. Shakeology with added protein could help. Have you tried edamame has 10g of protein a serving and 6g fiber only 9 carbs 110 calories. For calories eat more fruits, nuts, and drink juice. The most important think is to make sure you get enough calories and protein. If you do not you not gain muscle you lose it. I have a thread on P90x would love to have you post there place to hold you accountable and ask questions. Its just starting.
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4/2/11 10:34 PM as a reply to CoachTomM.
CoachTomM:
Shakeology with added protein could help.

Unfortunately, Shakeology isn't vegan...yet.
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RE: P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
4/3/11 3:08 PM as a reply to janeyavich.
If you haven't already, give hemp protein powder a try. Slipping some in your drink is an easy way to add some extra protein (as well as some other nutrients) to your diet.
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RE: P90X Dairy/Protein Subsitute?
4/3/11 3:16 PM as a reply to nicktiberi.
Along the lines of hemp protein, you can add spirulina into a smoothie (you can't really eat it by itself) and/or try Vega (you can get it in most Whole Foods). Vega has hemp protein, yellow pea protein and brown rice protein. I use the Vega complete whole food health optimizer; 2 scoops (61 grams) has 26 grams of protein, 17 carb & 6 fat.

Hope that helps!
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