Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Live Right 4 Your Type  ›  Eating Protein Alone?
Users Browsing Forum
fireman273 and 2 Guests

Eating Protein Alone?  This thread currently has 766 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Tina
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 11:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
It seems that I have read on here that some people eat their protein by itself, like for dinner.  Is this true?  If so, why?  I am wondering, as I feel like maybe I need to try this myself.  Today I ate some sardines with salad, carrots, and I had a LOT of gas afterward.  I don't know if it was the sardines or what?  

Thanks for any info on this...
Logged
E-mail E-mail
Chris
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 11:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 152
Gender: Male
Location: Madison, WI
Age: 34
Tina, I can relate.  I tend to get gassy if I eat too much veggies or grains with meat.  Usually, I eat protien by itself.  Once in a while I'll eat a little cooked greens with beef.  Eating protien by itself is less convenient, but for me it seems to digest better (no gas).  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 18
Dewdrop
Friday, February 9, 2007, 12:18am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Tina, I have found that I can only eat protein with greens. Once I realized that I got bloated and gassy with starch veggies...things are feeling better. Even carrots and onions...ugggh. So I am eating a starch veggie in the evening away from everything else and finding that my body prefers this. I don't eat any grains either.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 2 - 18
Tina
Friday, February 9, 2007, 4:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Interesting.  Thank you for your replies.  I did eat 3 hard boiled eggs with some steamed kale tonight and had zero gas or bloating at all.  I think the carrots bother me as well, and onions, when eaten with protein.  I must eat the separately from protein, I believe.  Carrots do have starch right?  Didn't know that.  

I don't eat any starchy veggies such as sweet potato at all.  Maybe I just need to try and eat them alone as well.  

I wonder if my smoothie with egg white powder and blueberries/cherries in the a.m. is making me bloaty too?  I wonder if I should just use the egg white without the berries?  Ugh, that wouldn't be too good.  What could I use instead?

Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 3 - 18
koahiatamadl
Friday, February 9, 2007, 6:50am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Hunter ISTJ
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 568
Gender: Female
Location: Basel, CH
Age: 37
All root vegetables are starchy.   As for combining different foods it is very much a case of trial and error I think.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 18
Don
Friday, February 9, 2007, 3:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh-, MN
Sam Dan
Posts: 7,189
Gender: Male
Location: North Alabama
Age: 58
Quoted from Tina
Carrots do have starch right?  Didn't know that.

You can check the starch content of foods at NutritionData.com. For instance, cooked carrots have very little starch and even raw carrots are not high in starch.



FIFHI; ISTP;
Started BTD 3/2002, with 2 O- secretor teenage sons
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 5 - 18
Brighid45
Friday, February 9, 2007, 6:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

INFJ
Kyosha Nim
Columnist and Bloggers
Posts: 5,192
Gender: Female
Location: southeastern Pennsylvania
Age: 55
I agree, in my experience it's a matter of trial and error. I sometimes eat a starchy vegetable with protein but limit the amount I eat pretty drastically--usually a matter of a few teaspoons worth. Greens go better with protein for me. It's so nice to not get bloated or gassy after dinner!


Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 18
Elizabeth
Friday, February 9, 2007, 6:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 360
Hate to mention it, but candida can increase the intolerance of protein plus starch, at least for some people.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 18
Alia Vo
Friday, February 9, 2007, 7:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,640
Gender: Female
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Age: 43
I believe that for all ABO blood groups, all varieties of greens assist with the digestion of proteins, and food in general, due to its chlorophyll, fiber, micronutrients.

Alia


Alia A. Vo
A Positive Secretor
Minneapolis, Minnesota
BTD Lifestyle Since 1999
John 17
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 18
Eric
Friday, February 9, 2007, 9:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 934
Gender: Male
Location: Western Mass
Age: 29
It seems like I remember reading in one of the books that we should eat vegetables with meat so that we won't have an over-production of stomach acid.  That seems to be my problem with eating meat alone- the burning afterwards.  


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Skype Skype Reply: 9 - 18
Tina
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 3:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Today I ate sardines again (2 cans  ) and then had some steamed kale with it.  So yummy.  Anyway, for lunch I had some lamb and then a little bit afterward, had some celery and carrots.  No gas, I just ate all my protein first.  Maybe this is more the key, to eat the protein first and then wait a little for other things.  

Maybe?...
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 10 - 18
Ben_Lamers
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 3:20am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
i also get burns if i eat meat without vegetables. especialy for dinner then i get real bad burns in middle of the night except when i combine with vegetable. brreakfast i can eat meat alone and without burns.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 11 - 18
accidental_chef
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 11:24am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter ISTJ Gemini + Nomad Gemini Hubby
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,176
Gender: Female
Location: South/S.E. Asia
Age: 51
I do well with protein & green leafy veggies in the morn & afternoon. Dinners are usually starchy vegetables-I mean really starchy ones like sweet potato & pumpkin..and rice occassionally. I've not been able to do that well with protein at night. Havent found carrots & turnips to be that starchy...and I seem to handle them well for lunch.

Tina, how good are these canned products? Do you the canning process might contain stuff that's not good for us? Just wondering...


BTD compliance means: Definition of "Compliance"

[color=blue]Pranic Healer with http://www.pranichealing.sg/

Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 18
Victoria
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 6:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,393
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
This topic has me thinking about the nutritional yeast that I put in my morning smoothies.  Something is giving me a lot of flaltulence and I'm suspecting the combination of  the N.Y. with the fruits.  I've leaned toward food combining kind of loosely, but whenever foods don't bother me, I don't concern myself with what goes with what.  But something is causing this, so I'm glad for this discussion.



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 18
Mrs T O+
Friday, February 23, 2007, 1:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,208
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
For some of us, food combining really makes the difference.
Fruit does not go well with other foods.  Even certain types of fruit don't mix well.
If I eat several fruits, I try to eat the juicier ones first & sweeter/heavier ones last (like bananas & dates).  When I eat mixtures in larger amounts, I feel it.  An
exception to this rule is one can eat nuts with juicier fruits.
Dr. Shelton, I think, had 4 categories -berries; juicier like strawberries, cherries;
meduim like apples/pears; & sweet like bananas & dates.  I don't have the literatue in front of me, but the old-timer, Dr. Shelton had some good ideas.  So if you are really sensitive & can't assimilate food properly, start with his strict concepts & slowly modify it.
For Example, they say that meat & starches are the worst combo, but I can do that without a lot of trouble.  But don't let me mix fruit with other things.  I do that with my unsweetened chocolate & banana (because I can't eat sugar at all) & do get a coughing spell.  So I am paying for my cheating in this area!
I have found Lara Bars & eat 2 kinds (cherry pie & chocolate coconut).  The base sweetener is dates which really are not to be mixed with the other items, but I find I can have a little of this.  But first of all they are not cheap so I am not going to eat them as often !, & they really do break the stricter rules of combinations.
But this O with a big appetite sometimes has to have a fix!!
Mrs "T"   O+


Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 18
Mrs T O+
Friday, February 23, 2007, 1:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,208
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Since I suspect I am a nonnie, I am also breaking the rules by having dates!
 About eating protein alone, I read years ago to eat it first so the stronger digestive juices can 'attack' it.  So, if you are sensitive, eat it first, then the other stuff, preferably non-starchy veggies.  That combo makes me feel great.  My gourmand tendencies make me need fat, so I add olive oil or a little butter. (I also heard not to add fat to protein.  Does anyone know what harm that does?)
When I eat meat & veggies only, even with oil, the weight drops off.  But financially & timewise that is not practical.  
Ah, we are all such individuals!!
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"      O+


Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 18
Lisalea
Friday, February 23, 2007, 2:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Ee Dan
Posts: 1,812
Gender: Female
Location: Canada
Quoted from Tina
Interesting.  Thank you for your replies.  I did eat 3 hard boiled eggs with some steamed kale tonight and had zero gas or bloating at all.  I think the carrots bother me as well, and onions, when eaten with protein.  I must eat the separately from protein, I believe.  Carrots do have starch right?  Didn't know that.  

I don't eat any starchy veggies such as sweet potato at all.  Maybe I just need to try and eat them alone as well.  

I wonder if my smoothie with egg white powder and blueberries/cherries in the a.m. is making me bloaty too?  I wonder if I should just use the egg white without the berries?  Ugh, that wouldn't be too good.  What could I use instead?




Hello,

Sweet potatoes aren't starchy versus the regular potatoes ... white, red ... etc ... and hard boiled eggs
r difficult to digest if u have low stomach acids and sometimes can also be constipating if u're prone to that ... just some info a naturopath shared with me a while back


The older I get, the more wide-eyed I become.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 18
Lola
Friday, February 23, 2007, 5:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,176
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
fat is neutral in food combining according to Hay.....
can be added to either protein or carbs.........


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 17 - 18
Mary M.
Friday, February 23, 2007, 6:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh - GT1 Hunter
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 124
Gender: Female
Location: USA
Hello  Everyone,

Lot's of O-Nonnies weighing in on this food combinging issue.
I remember reading that Dr. Adamo doesn't think too much of the food combining theory because eating for your blood type accomplishes what the food combing principal is trying to do.
Given that, on the way to healing our body probably can't deal well with some combos.

For breakfast today I found myself eating my beef first then my greens and felt comfortable afterwards.
Dinnertime is often bloat time so thank you all for your suggestions to always eat protein first and the rest afterwards. I'll try that tonight.

Margaret


Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 18
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Live Right 4 Your Type  ›  Eating Protein Alone?

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread