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2/9/14 9:17 P

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Whew! Okay! Thanks for that. That makes me feel a lot better. I didn't know we could change their "requirements" as well as other things. I'm going to do that right now! Thanks again! emoticon

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2/9/14 8:11 P

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You do not need as much protein as spark tells you to. Most of us change the spark tracker to reflect a lower number. I change mine to 28-40 grams a day. Spark expects every one to eat meat, eggs and dairy. Vegans get plenty of healthy proteins just eating whole foods: fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes and modest nuts and seeds. No need to worry. You would get plenty of protein in your diet if you were to eat nothing but white potatoes every day.

FDA and World Health Organization guidelines are much lower than spark guidelines. That is what I base my numbers on.
Here is a link and explanation if you want to figure out your numbers:
www.indoorclimbing.com/Protein_Requi
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2/9/14 11:40 A

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Hi! I'm hoping to get ideas on how to get more vegan complete proteins into my diet as I tend to fall short of that goal every day. When I add nuts, I get tot much fat (even though it's good fat) in my daily report. Plus nuts are not a complete protein. I'm eating quinoa, but I try to keep that within the healthy carb limit as well. It's tough, so any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. :)

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