But I'm attempting to go vegetarian, but Im struggling with getting enough protein. I have a quite to poor digestive system and I don't tolerate whey protein powder, nor soy, nor Brown rice protein powder.
We actually do not need as much protein and fat as we think we need. Do you feel like your body does poorly without a certain number of grams of protein per day? If your digestion is poor, staying away from fat and protein for awhile and focusing on a raw diet would actually be your best bet in healing your issues. I wouldn't recommend it long term, though, unless you thrive on it. I would do it more as a detox. Some people do well on diets like 80/10/10 and other raw vegan lifestyles, while many do not and it just complicates matters. Just listen to your body and read up on raw foods and healing digestive disorders... you'll find a wealth of information. So besides the animal protein, make sure to also stay away from grains, too, like wheat because they tend to exacerbate digestive problems and don't allow your body to heal. I, personally, think water fasting is a great way to heal the body, but, again, it's not for everyone. Research and find out what works for you.
AlexanderS wrote:I was thinking about trying out egg protein powder, but is that highly unethical from a buddhist pov?
Once your digestive system heals up a bit, still stay focused on getting your protein from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. You can then start to add in things like hemp seeds and chia seeds, which are excellent sources of healthy fats and protein. I honestly see no problem in eating eggs if you live close to a farm and see the hens and know how they are treated. Some may disagree, though, from a health-perspective. But, again, do what your body feels it needs to be healthy and thrive. Digestive issues take a long time to properly heal, as do vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so just be careful and get blood work done, too, if you can to see where you are starting off and what you may be lacking or too high in.