Another naturopath appointment today, who told me that I am protein deficient. *eyeroll* which would explain some of the muscle/joint soreness I experience (post-workout soreness, mind you). I also have a dodgy hip from an illness as a child, which plays up from time to time.
Anyway, she calculated my protein intake at around 20g. Actually according to cron-o-meter, it's more like 40g (which is 8% protein on a 2000 calorie diet). The naturopath says I need 56g for my height, weight, and activity level. She's recommending raw protein powder, eating sprouted or cooked grains and lentils, and nuts.
Now I know that I'm still having a problem with under-eating, I really need to be up around 2500-3000. I'm a work in progress. If I eat 2500 calories, then 62.5g of protein will be 10%.
So now I have even more incentive to eat more calories - to prove that I CAN get all my protein without supplements or nuts or non-optimal foods like sprouted grains and beans. So it's like my mission now. Eat enough calories to prove the naturopath wrong. At least she's vegan too, so she's not pushing tuna and eggs on me.
(why am I seeing a naturopath? right now it's the cheapest way for me to get my bloods and bone density checked)