I’m lactose intolerant and I suspect I may have a dairy allergy too because I can’t have a lot of dairy products without getting cramps even if I do take lactaid pills or use lactose free milk. So, one of my major sources of protein is rice protein drinks.
Based on my searches here, my understanding is that rice protein is not bad for you like soy is but it’s an incomplete/lower quality protein. So, I throw in a little cottage cheese and milk to compensate for this. I can’t handle much dairy, though. Is that what you would do?
I should mention that I’m trying to bulk up. Like Berardi recommends, I’m trying P+C and P+F meals rather than combining the C and F.
My drink is usually something like:
10 grams protein from 1% milk;
10 to 15 grams protein from 2% cottage cheese;
30 grams protein from rice protein;
some mixed vegetables;
extra fruit if I have any;
1 slice whole wheat bread for a few extra calories.
I have this drink twice a day and I have four additional food (non-drink) meals during the day. Are there any changes I should make? Am I having too many bannas (4 per day)? I like bannas because they are cheap, taste good, and add about 100 calories each. Thanks for your help!