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Postby BusyMum » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:05 pm

As some of you may know, I started taking Duromine yesterday.

The dr that prescribed it to me, also referred me to see a dietician. But I cant get into see her for another two weeks. In the meantime, the dr told me to eat like a king at breakfast, a queen at lunch, and a pauper at dinner. He also said to include lots of protein in my breakfast.

My fiance done some research on the internet last night to find out how much protein our bodies need and the results he found said 1g for every kg you weigh. I am 90kg, so he has written up a food plan for me including 90g protein each day. For breakfast this morning he made me a high protein muesli, with lsa, yogurt and milk. Then he bought me in a protein shake. AND THEN.. he brings me a steak with scrambled eggs. I was so stuffed I just could not eat it. It seems rediculous to me that I have to eat so much!! I just physically cannot do it!? I still feel like I am going to barf now (sorry if TMI). And he still has a lunch and dinner planned for me. I feel like I have eaten enough to last me a whole week.

Does this seem excessive to everyone else!? I appreciate any input as I do not know how I am going to continue this for 2 more weeks :(
Angela.
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Postby Cass101 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:17 pm

I did nutrition as part of my degree and its 0.8g/kg/day. You don't want to go over this if you have kidney problems and you don't need to go over really unless you want to build huge muscles.
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Postby sassi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:48 pm

i think it's a case of balance! whilst you need a bit of protein (for lots of different reasons), that probably needs to be balanced out with controlling your calories, fat and portion sizes.

i found an article on the calorieking website on protein really helpful. it also points out the dangers of having too much protein.

if you use the following link & then search for 'protein' you will get some interesting info

http://www.calorieking.com.au/content/Nutrition/

hope that helps a little :)
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Postby SarahC » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:44 pm

I eat too much protein, at least 100 - 150g and I'm only 50kg. But then I do a lot of quite heavy weight training as well...

Anyway, a good protein boost for the brekky is "Protein Crunch". They're like little rice bubbles that you add to your cereal. I get them from http://www.completehealth.com.au - yum :)
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