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Orlando

How low do you need to go with proteins to maintain good BG control?

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Orlando

To get things started I am presently eating 60 grams proteins/ day. I know plenty of people here can handle far more, but I guess that there are others that go even lower

 

than I. [ Current weight 64.5 Kg, height ca 1.75 meters= 142 lbs and 5ft-9 inches and shrinking. 

 

.According to Dr Ron Rosedale its possible to go down to 40 or less grams/day to get good control. Looking forward to hearing of others experiences.

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jwags

I eat somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 grams of protein. I am 5' 3" and 115 pounds. If I go too low on protein, I tend to lose muscle mass. Your body will also canabalize your organs if you eat too low on the protein.

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Bishop

As I figure out my current protein threshold, I did go by the 0.7 - 1.0 grams per pound of lean mass, and for my lean mass, instead of using a scale and a generic BMI table, I did a quick DXA scan.  It's still just a guideline, but feel it's a wee bit more accurate than using raw body weight x some number given that we're all different on the % body fat side of things.

 

That said, I do think using a generic table and a raw % body fat guess to calculate lean mass and protein per day would be on the conservative side.

 

Anyhow....  Love that folks are actually measuring and measuring.  =)

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xpDiabetes

Are there any upper and lower limits on Protein as well ? For example, I eat good quantity of beans for lunch. I think they will be about 200 grams atleast.  Is that more ?

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