Saturday, April 5, 2008

Day 15, Where are the Beans?

It might surprise you but the thing I miss most in my diet is beans. Because of their high protein content I thought I'd be eating a lot of them, but my trainer Chen says that the protein from beans is hard to turn into muscle, and wears out the body in the processing phase. He said I had to stick to fish or egg whites to get the protein I need.

I was really skeptical and thought it might just be a non-vegetarian's view of how a vegetarian should eat, but after doing some research I haven't found a single vegetarian bodybuilder who includes beans in his or her training diet.

None of them say why and I'm still confused about what the difference is between protein from a shrimp and protein from a black bean is. If anyone has any more information about this I'd love to hear it.

Before the PCP I was eating beans about 3 times a week. I really miss them, especially hummus.

1 comment:

Kitty said...

I found this online, dunno if it's valid, have not yet looked up the research he's quoting, but might give you a starting point for finding out the "why" of it. :-)