I told you that I started intermittent fasting, the 16/8 method, and having a plant-based diet for the two meals.
However, there was a problem with it that I couldn’t get enough protein which was required each day. To reach the daily requirement, I needed to include some animal protein.
Since David Sinclare, the author of Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, suggested that we should stay away from animal protein if we are to activate a longevity gene called sirtuin, I thought I should prioritize it over meeting the daily protein requirement.
Well, yesterday, I discovered a way to reach the daily requirement through plant-based protein only.
This is the salad I had for lunch today.
It has 20g of peanuts,
10g of walnuts,
10g of pumpkin seeds,
and 10g of sunflower seeds.
All together 11.45g of protein.
Then, I had 50g of steamed soybeans with Hijiki seaweed.
It has 8.25g of protein.
I also had fermented brown rice, which has 6g of protein. Actually, it was fermented Zakkokumai with buckwheat, and it has more protein but I circulated with the regular fermented brown rice.
I had miso soup with dried shitake, which contains 19.3g of protein per 100g, but I didn’t count it since I didn’t know exactly how much I had it in the bowl of miso soup.
Without the miso soup, I still had 25.7g of protein from lunch.
This is what I had for dinner with fermented Zakkokumai and miso soup. This Natto dish contains 50g of Natto, 5g of dried shitake, 15g of fried tofu, 10g of hemp seed, 50g of broccoli, and some carrots, ginger, and garlic.
It has 16.95g of protein.
This means with fermented Zakkokumai, it becomes 22.95g of protein.
So, together with lunch, my total protein intake today was 48.65g. It reached my daily requirement of 48g.
The Ikigai Diet: The Secret Japanese Diet to Health and Longevity