Protein suggestions for a dude with crazy food allergies?

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    Protein suggestions for a dude with crazy food allergies?

    Hey y'all! I'm wanting to try the Modern Hero meal plan, and I want to make sure my diet is varied because I tend to fall off the wagon if I get tired of eating the same things, however I'm running into a problem in figuring out how to vary up my proteins. I have a TERRIBLE allergy to legumes, taking peanuts, peas, and most beans off of the table. The only type of legume I can *somewhat* tolerate is Soy, but if I eat too much of it I start feeling sick. Any suggestions? Or any other folks out there with food allergies able to get this kind of plan to work?

    #2
    I don't have any allergies that bad, but I do still think you can eat a balanced diet and follow that meal plan without the need to eat any legumes. If you're a vegetarian, this may be a bit harder for you, but there are a lot of other protein options out there besides legumes and meat. Shake things up with adding eggs or dairy products. Have seafood a few times a week. I think you could also absolutely use a type of meat or fish that's not listed on the meal plan, but I would try to keep it a leaner cut if losing or maintaining weight is your goal (if it's not, this matters less). Also, don't be afraid to consume other types of nuts and seeds (unless you also have allergies to some of those, in which case, don't go there), and I personally find almond butter tastes just as good as (if not better than) peanut butter, so that's an option too. If you want to do some sort of soy once or twice a week, you can, but there's no need to make yourself sick in trying to work that in.

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      #3
      Originally posted by CelticCelli View Post
      I don't have any allergies that bad, but I do still think you can eat a balanced diet and follow that meal plan without the need to eat any legumes. If you're a vegetarian, this may be a bit harder for you, but there are a lot of other protein options out there besides legumes and meat. Shake things up with adding eggs or dairy products. Have seafood a few times a week. I think you could also absolutely use a type of meat or fish that's not listed on the meal plan, but I would try to keep it a leaner cut if losing or maintaining weight is your goal (if it's not, this matters less). Also, don't be afraid to consume other types of nuts and seeds (unless you also have allergies to some of those, in which case, don't go there), and I personally find almond butter tastes just as good as (if not better than) peanut butter, so that's an option too. If you want to do some sort of soy once or twice a week, you can, but there's no need to make yourself sick in trying to work that in.
      I was a vegetarian up until recently (allergies made it too expensive to maintain for now) and it completely slipped my mind until now that meat is, in fact, an option for me now Thank you!!

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        #4
        pairofgrins , good luck! And if you aren't already eating meat on a regular basis, add it in gradually, or it will end up making you really sick if it's been years since you've had any. You can do it!

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          #5
          A Canadian meat company that also makes a version of Beyond Meat has a 50/50% product, half beef or pork and they make sausages, burgers and ground.

          https://www.mapleleaf.ca/maple-leaf-50-50/

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            #6
            Whey is the way! Preferably organic and free range.

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              #7
              There’s also hemp protein.

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                #8
                I was listening to a vegan bodybuilder who really recommended BCAA's and a lot of water in smoothies, also organic brown rice protein.

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                  #9
                  Eggs!

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                    #10
                    How are you with dairy? Remember you can have 8oz of milk as a beverage. Also Corn as your carb option gives you another 3 or grams of protein. Using seeds is another good option, a serving of Chia seeds is 2 tablespoons and is another five grams, plus a butt load of fiber.

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