Our expert says:
I don't know what types of protein you consume as a vegetarian. If you still eat eggs and dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese) then there should not be a problem with your protein intake provided you have 3 servings of dairy every day and an egg every second day. If you are a strict vegetarian who does not eat eggs or dairy products, then it may be a good idea to eat at least 2 portions of legumes (dry, canned lentils, beans, peas or soya) daily to ensure that you are obtaining sufficient protein in your diet. Protein shakes are not really necessary unless you are trying to build muscle tissue (i.e. body building) and it is usually better to obtain your protein for foods.
Good luck with the fitness programme
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.