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thor310
08-21-2007, 03:45 PM
I'm a vegetarian (no red meat/chicken/fish/etc; eggs and dairy ok) and I find it hard to get my protein while keeping the carbs low while on a cut. I supplement with protein powders but I'd like to keep it a supplement to my meals instead of vice versa.

Any recommendations? Is anyone else here a vegetarian who has overcome the poor protein:carb ratios in soy, legumes, etc?

getfit
08-21-2007, 04:10 PM
soy products,beans,quinoa.What exactly do you eat?

thor310
08-21-2007, 04:22 PM
I eat tofu and legumes, nuts etc.
I don't have a problem maintaining calories, but it's the macro percentages.

I'd like to follow Built's diet


Average daily macros:
163g of protein,
87g of fat, and
100g of carbohydrate,
1,840 calories in total.

Lifting/HIIT days:
178g of protein,
78g of fat, and
127g of carbohydrate,
1,919 calories in total.

Rest/SS Cardio days:
144g of protein,
100g of fat, and
65g of carbohydrate,
1,735 calories in total.


but there's no way I can think of to get 100g carbs (or less) with any decent amount of associated protein.

For example, Lentils:
1 cup = 230 calories, 40g carbs, 18g protein.

I guess I'll just have to supplement more protein.
Any suggestions?

Getfit, I saw in another thread that you're a vegetarian too...what's your diet like? Macros?

getfit
08-21-2007, 04:28 PM
I really don't count my macros.I do eat eggs and drink dairy though.I just maintain well balanced meals and so far so good.

Trevor M.
08-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Why are you so scared of carbohydrate?

Built
08-21-2007, 04:53 PM
I don't think he's scared of carbohydrate - he's just trying to carb cycle while cutting.

Thor, you don't NEED to cut carbs to any degree on a cut, I just do this because it's easier to manage hunger.
Personally, I pretty much live on cottage cheese, and I'm not even a vegetarian.

Trevor M.
08-21-2007, 05:00 PM
I didn't mean that in a literal sense. And the absence of the "s" was not intentional. lol