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07 Feb 2006

Meal Replacements
Hi Doc,
I'm still getting used to the habit of including meal relacements supplements in my diet.
I've come to the realisation of how littlle protein I was including in my diet, ie : I was under the impression that 100g of pure steak(fi(fillet) was equal to 100g of protein, until I was told that such qty was only equal to approx 30g.
Regarding whey protein && protein powder, Which is a meal replacement, and if not a meal replacement what is it called??
If a supplement is not a meal replacement, Can I include with my whole foods?/
Your help is much appreciated.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Mani

I'm not sure about the semantics of meal replacements or supplements. I think that the simple answer is that if you use a supplement instead of a meal, it's a meal replacement. So unless I'm missing something, you can use a protein shake as a meal replacement, or you can add it to your daily intake. If you feel that you need the extra protein, then add it as a supplement. Also just keep in mind that you get a lot of protein from vegetables, milk, even rice, so it all adds up, so don't overdo it too much. For example, 1 cup of milk contains about 9 or 10 g of protein, so if you add up the whole day, you may find you are close to the ideal, which is 1.6 g of protein per kg body mass. So, if you weight 60 kg, that's equal to about 100 g of protein per day.

Good luck
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