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    Ok thanks atomic. Is there a certain amount of grams of protein we should have for each meal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueswayer1 View Post
    Ok thanks atomic. Is there a certain amount of grams of protein we should have for each meal?
    Your body can only absorb about 30 g protein max with any given meal. you don't need any more than that. So anything from 5-30 g (so, 5 g with a snack, 10-30 with a meal, that sort of thing) is great. If you eat more than 30, nothing bad happens, it's just you won't digest all of it.
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    Thanks for your reply Atomic. It can be difficult getting 30g in a meal for us being vegetarian, I'd say its more in the 20's, then if feel I haven't done that good for a meal sometimes have a protein shake

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    As long as you're eating more than you were, that's the important thing. I have to set these numbers somewhere because otherwise people go overboard eating way more than they need, or not enough, but the key is just to eat more than you were recently and if possible more than when you got your girl(s).

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    Ok thanks atomic. I'm having whey protein the unflavoured one, I put banana in there and blend it with milk. Is that ok?
    Has your advice on timing changed since my miscarriage or is it the same? I know you don't believe in timing.. but I know you said to at least get 3 attempts, so we were going to try on the evening of positive OPK, the following morning and then the same day in the evening. I am possibly due to ovulate this weekend, I am feeling nervous about trying again especially after my miscarriage

    Also if you feel ovulation pain on a certain side can that indicate what gender child people have? I'm not going to look at the Chinese gender calender as I remember you saying it was a load of nonsense!
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    yes, whey protein is fine. I don't like soy protein or ones with a lot of added herbs.

    Yes, my advice is just the same. I don't completely upend my recommendations within any period of only a couple of months. You're planning exactly what I recommend.

    It's not a belief on my part, it's that timing has been as debunked as it is possible for something in science to BE debunked. I understand you're just using a figure of speech there, but I'm clarifying this because I know there are people on Facebook who make claims that I just make stuff up or whatever. Timing doesn't work, it's an uncontested thing by the experts at this point. We know Dr. Shettles was wrong, we know he looked through a microscope and thought he saw X and Y sperm when he didn't, we know that X and Y sperm live the same amount of time and swim the same speed, and when scientists used Dr. Shettles' own data coupled with modern understanding of when ovulation happens, they showed 50-50 girls and boys conceived every cycle day. If Dr Shettles had lived into the 21st century he would agree fully that timing didn't work - he just didn't have the technology. Just want everyone to understand this is not something I believe in or not believe in like ghosts, LOL, it's the only conclusion that can be drawn since Dr. Shettles was 100% mistaken in what he thought he saw in that microscope.

    No, ovulation pain doesn't predict gender. It doesn't even predict what side you ovulate from. This is because you develop eggs on both sides every month - 15-30 of them - and only 1-2 are ovulated. This means that both your ovaries get very big and swollen and tender, and the side you don't ovulate from can have just as much pain, if not even more so, as ovulation can sometimes relieve pain from the one ovary while the other stays swollen for a day or two. There have been SO many people who swore they'd ovulated from one side only to be shocked when the corpus luteum was on the other side! It's just not something you can feel, even if side of ovulation determined gender, which it doesn't.
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