If you're a Vegetarian
And if you’re a vegetarian, you would want to make sure you are getting in enough Good Fats (SaFA & MUFA fats, to help ensure good cholesterol, blood sugar & hormone balance) + the Fat-soluble Vitamins that these animal protein/good fats contain, too.
(see my tips for vegetarians in 4B of this Protein module, too)
So when we talk about Protein—we also have to talk about Good Fats at the same time—for a very important reason:
Because they're entwined together (in animal protein)...
And because again, this research is based on our Paleo/ancestral biology...and Paleo people weren't vegetarians really--
So for vegetarians, I think you still have to think in terms of our Paleo biology, and that protein from animal sources does contain all of this fat AND fat-soluble vitamins…and make sure that you’re getting in enough Good Fats daily too, for good hormone production and insulin management.
And that you are taking special care to replace these fat-soluble Micronutrients—that you would usually get from animal protein like ruminant meat—as well.
So, it’s a two-prong replacement process.
First, are you getting all of your Micros??
And for good hormonal health, I highly recommend getting enough Good Fats. To determine this, take your bodyweight and multiple it by .4 grams as a minimal amount of Daily Good Fats.
And based on our Paleo biology, the authors of The Perfect Health Diet assert that:
Fat calories would mainly come from fatty cuts of meat (like ribeye steak, oily fish or shellfish, lamb, ribs), egg yolks…and additional Good Fats would come as “delicious decorations” to your meals.