Another Protein Question
Edited to add that the bodybuilders I know generally take in about a gram of protein per pound of body weight daily to maintain and more (about 1.5g per pound) if they are trying to add muscle. So, for a 200 pound man, that would be anywhere from 200-300g of protein per day.
10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
Something else is to keep in mind that we get labs done regularly (or should) so you can tell from your labs if you are getting enough protein or more protein than you need. If your total protein and albumin levels are high, then I would cut back on your protein. I will add that I've looked at lots of people's labs and have never seen someone with high total protein and albumin levels post op, even when they were getting 100 grams or more a day. So those labs will let you know if you're getting the right amount.
As far as veggies go, I thik they are good for us but in all honesty, the amount of nutrients we absorb from them is questionable. We'll get some vitamins and minerals from them but not as much as we need, which is why we take so many vitamins. If we are taking the vitamins we should be taking, we aren't going to suffer from not getting as many veggies as "normal" people need to get. I think perhaps the most important thing we can get from veggies is actually fiber, and I don't think V8 has a lot of fiber, does it? I'm too lazy to look up the label. If you like V8 and have room in your plan for the calories, then drink it. Otherwise, just take your vitamins and get your labs done. As you get further out, you will be able to eat more veggies.
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