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Getting enough protein problem!

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quempin Mon 25-Jul-11 19:05:21

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MissRee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:22:27

Do you eat eggs? I'm never sure whether veggies do or not wink. If you do then that would be a great way of getting in some protein.

Otherwise I would suggest you go to your gp and ask to speak to a dietician.

Pooh what about nuts and seeds?

Ria x

Pastabee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:42:38

My mum and sisters are veggie. In fact middle sister is a vegan so is very clued up about nutrition. They swear by veggie chilli with 5 varieties of beans in it, lentil soup or quinoa. These are all protein rich I believe.

I'm pretty sure wholegrain is protein rich so you could try replacing bread, pasta and rice with brown wholegrain varieties if you haven't already.

Don't forget about iron too. With meat eaters it's easy because meat contains iron and protein but you need to be a bit more conscious about iron intake I think if your veggie?

Should point out I'm not a veggie so apologies if I've got anything wrong. Having been bought up as a veggie I do eat a lot of vegetarian food and would recommend the Vegetarian Society for further advice. We used a lot of their cooking ideas and info when we were growing up.

Pastabee Mon 25-Jul-11 19:44:58

Sorry quempin. Just seen you are after supplement advice..... Sorry!

Iggly Mon 25-Jul-11 20:45:52

Honestly I can't see how supplements will help you with protein. Especially when growing two babies. I would urge you to consider your diet because the early months are very important for baby's development.

Where do you get your protein normally? Do you eat eggs and cheese? Also rice with lentils? Other beans?

Crosshair Mon 25-Jul-11 20:57:30

Pregnancy supplement with protein? Havent seen any.

www.ivillage.com/protein-supplements-during-pregnancy/6-n-145871

RosyRosie Mon 25-Jul-11 21:06:37

eggs, milk, soya things, beans, peas...

Beesok Mon 25-Jul-11 21:29:51

I wouldn't rely on supplements for this - try the mentioned above quinoa - you can get pouches that you stick in the microwave for 3 mins and it ready smile

Sewmuchtodo Mon 25-Jul-11 21:56:41

There are many great ideas Here

rubytuesday11 Tue 26-Jul-11 03:02:04

nuts are a good way to snack, or some bread with peanut butter, I'm also veggie, and try to make sure that everything I eat, whether snack or main meal has some protein in it. I also try and have some tofu every day, as it's very rich in protein, you can even fry it till it's crispy and put some soy sauce with it for flavour and eat as a snack, as well as with a main meal.

goodnightmoon Tue 26-Jul-11 09:25:20

holland & Barrett have loads of protein bars with 30g protein in one go.

notcitrus Tue 26-Jul-11 09:29:19

I eat loads of omelets and tofu when pregnant (and meat and fish) - I keep the local branch of Wasabi in business by eating loads of the sushis with sweet tofu on.
Fried tofu is great stuff - crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
Beans and wholemeal bread are good, also seeds to munch on.

quempin Tue 26-Jul-11 17:25:19

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MissRee Tue 26-Jul-11 20:32:19

I have some whey protein powder
at home from my pre-pregnancy days. I'll check the ingredients when I get home later to see what vits it has in it... I think it will have vit a so won't be suitable but it's worth checking smile

H007 Wed 27-Jul-11 06:10:56

I think the key thing here is to look at what you are eating at the moment rather than what you're not.... Where is the 45g of protein coming from?

MissRee Mon 08-Aug-11 11:42:18

I have checked the whey protein powder I have at home and there are no added vitamins as they are a diet supplement, not meal replacement. I can see anything in there that could be harmful but maybe check with your gp? I bought mine from my local gym (they specialise in bodybuilding and whey protein aids speedy muscle recovery following weight training). The great thing is they taste yummy and come in hundreds of different flavours! The one I have is a SCI-MX branded one.

MersyMersy Mon 08-Aug-11 12:06:03

I've heard that halloumi has got protein in. I'm having the same problem as you btw, I'm having twins also and really struggling with my diet. I've started eating nuts, beans and lentils. I have the beans for breakfast and lentils in a curry or a soup for tea or lunch. I think you should try not to worry to much and just try and make little changes as you go. I was ill with hypermesis until wk 14 (now I'm 18wks) so I'm trying not to force too much food on myself but just taking baby steps. I think it can be overwhelming to think that there's two litttle uns and you to keep healthy but you're only human and I think its fair to say you're not always going to be able to do evrything by the book. Thats what I've told myself anyway, I still panic every now and then but eating healthy and being happy and calm is paramount.

MersyMersy Mon 08-Aug-11 12:07:22

P.s. Sorry I know you said supplements but I thought I'd throw my 2ps worth it. Also, I think eating is more important. Plus with twins if I'm anything to go by you'll want to eat more!

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