What Am I Supposed To Eat On Protein Fast Day? (Almost Everything Has Protein!)
Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere (searched a bit but couldn't find it): I am trying to do a protein fast for the first time today, and I'm having a hard time staying under the 15g of protein that Dave recommends on such days without engaging in more traditional fasting. It seems that virtually everything has protein. Here are some examples of grams of protein in common foods that one might think to have on the protein fasting day (so I'm automatically excluding meat, fish, nuts and dairy):
avocados - 2.9 g per cup
tomatoes - .9 g per medium tomato
rice - 5 g per cup
sweet potatoes - 2.1 g per cup
asparagus - 0.4 g per spear
carrots - 06 g per medium carrot
raspberries - 0.5 g per cup
blueberries - 1.1 g per cup
mushrooms (which Dave doesn't approve of anyway but which I eat) - 0.8 g per cup
squash - 1.6 g per cup
chocolate - 1.4 g per 1 oz.
bell pepper - 1 g per medium pepper
If you think this through, you might start to see how this adds up pretty quickly. One avocado already gets you 1/5th of your allowed protein for the entire day. Does anyone have ideas about what to eat that's satisfying and at the same time doesn't kill the protein fast?