I, too, workout all the time. I lost 120 pounds in a year thru diet and exercise before switching to a vegan lifestyle. I get PLENTY of protein. I eat edamame (soy beans) about every day and my man boobs are much smaller than before. They're now muscle-riffic! I get my protein from all the places the others said: beans, lentils, grains, leafy greens, etc. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain that is also a complete protein (containing all essential amino acids)!
From what I've understood regarding the use of soy as a "main" source of protein intake is not so much the frightening issue of "moobs" - but that getting an abundance of phytoestrogens can cause some MINOR fertility issues:
Look for Field Roast, I know Alicia said they're sponsors here on TKL a couple weeks ago but I've been eating their "meats" since last summer, for a protein. The lentil loaf is great sliced up cold for sandwiches. Also the Italian "sausage" is great in soups and pasta sauce! Brendan Brazier (sp) wrote a book called Thrive which is supposed to be good. Not read it yet though but am thinking of getting a copy for my health conscious meat eating BIL. HTH
I am able to get my doc recommended 60 grams of protein with the help of my hemp protein shake (21g). I was eating a pretty soy heavy diet last year and actually developed a severe allergy to soy, so everything in moderation. I make an awesome veggie lentil soup and it packs another 20+ grams of protein per cup. For breakfast I have oatmeal with fruit, a sprinkle of slivered almonds, and rice milk (7grams of protein). Brown rice, beans and veggies for dinner and I've got more than enough protein for muscle recovery (another 20+grams).
This life style is all new to me, but after my first week, it is making more sense and becoming so much easier. Cooking in bulk helps. I make massive amounts of bean veggie soup, freeze half and can add different spices anytime to change up the flavor.
Matt thank you so much for this link. It had a lot of good info and ideas and was really interesting. I forwarded it to a bunch of people. It's nice to pass along something like this that can really appeal to guys as well as girls. I try to plant the seed whenever possible. :)