Here is my dilemma:
I am not eating meat or fish for Lent (before you ask, this is non-negotiable and trust me, if it were negotiable, I would not think twice before eating meat), and I am kind of broke, so would like to minimize my protein powder usage to 1 scoop of whey a day (after a workout). Also, being broke affects the amount of shrimp I can buy–shrimp is not included in the fast because it is a non-vertebrate (I don’t make up the fasting rules).
Tofu, on the other hand, is really cheap because I can get it every day, as much as I need, from the dining hall. Other protein sources that I can eat are not nearly as reliable at being there; hard-boiled eggs are a rarity at the salad bar at lunch/dinner, although I suppose I could just get a massive amount of eggs/Egg Beaters in a takeout box every morning.
My question is this: Is getting a substantial part of my protein requirements from tofu really bad? If so, how bad, and how do you recommend I get around this (is the massive amount of eggs in a takeout box a good idea)? Yes, I have read the evils of soy articles on the website… but I am desperate.
I weigh about 130, so we’re talking 130 - 200 g of protein a day. Thoughts?