Hello. I am supposed to be getting between 40 and 50% of my calories from protein, and am looking to diversify my proteins. So, I was looking on grasslandbeef.com and came across "lamb oysters" http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1086
Are these what I think they are (lamb testicles)? Has anyone had them before? If so, how do I prepare them and how do they taste?
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..Quarter them and saute them in liberal amount of butter, salt, pepper and whole cumin seed for seasoning.. have them on a piece of crunchy lettuce... YUM..!!
I think JayJay's point above is a good one. On a hypo-caloric diet you can do 50% protein no problem, if you are already lean this is not the least bit desirable or healthy.
Let's put it this way, let us assume your BMR is 2500kcal a day and you want to lose weight. So you eat 2000kcal per day at 50% protein, 25% carb, 25% fat. This would appear to be 1000kcal of protein, 500carb and 500 fat. It isn't. Your BMR is 2,500, not 2,000. So your body is really using - 1000kcal protein, 500carb and 1000fat. You are really "eating" 20%carb, 40%fat, 40% protein. So hypo-caloric diets are, in essence, ketogenic diets. If you have a BMR of 2000 and try to eat 1 half your calories for REAL in protein you are going to end up with rabbit starvation and put a lot of strain and pain on your liver.
If you are eating a calorie restricted diet 40-50% of your diet as protein is absolutely fine. Most people on paleohacks WAY overeat anyway to meet their fat quota and are therefore do not get the benefits of calorie restriction. Speaking from experience you are totally fine.
They are testicles from a bull, not a lamb. That is how you make a steer, you castrate a bull. Lamb fries do come from a lamb. I'm from SE Oklahoma were these have been on the menu of several Italian restaurants for 80 years now. I grew up eating them and they are great.
I appreciate the concern, but 40-50% of protein is a normal amount when you are eatig 1200 calories a day. All diet down for a couple of weeks when we are in training for a big concert. I do not eat liek this year round, but that is just the way it is and how we do things. The formula we are supposed to follow for 1-2 weeks of every month is our body weight X 10 in calories. Eat half of those calories from protein. Eat the rest of the calories from fruits, vegetables, nuts, and complex carbohydrates. Sorry if it's not the most healthy thing in the world, but we all make sacrifies somewhere.