krush saidBecause, I was really stressed out after coming back from working in Iraq and my Blood Pressure was real high.
Also no red meat or Dairy.
OK, I still don't have a complete picture, but more pieces of the puzzle are on the table now. The reason I'm trying to get the full picture is that:
Your doctor changed your diet for some reason. Asking the Internet about diet advice is going to get you the usual randomly generated responses, and I'm just a bit concerned that these random bits of advice may be counter to what your doctor had in mind. The OP only had one bit of information about the diet change: no protein shakes, which seemed kinda odd all on its own. Now we have four more bits of information: stress, high blood pressure, no red meat, no dairy, along with the original "no protein shakes."
So the only theory I can come up with that connects all these dots is that your doc is trying to reducing your blood pressure via diet (we don't have any other information of about other drug therapies, so far), but is being rather, uh, how shall I put it... broad in his recommendations?
The standard things to avoid when you're trying to bring down blood pressure with diet are:
3) Saturated fats
The reason your doc's recommendations don't make complete sense to me is that he seems to be painting protein shakes, dairy and red meat as all in a group of "high saturated fats" which is quite simplistic. There are high saturated fat and low saturated fat versions of all those three, without even getting into actual amounts (e.g. one lean steak a week versus one Big Mac a day, one cup of skim milk in your cereal in the morning versus 4 glasses of whole milk a day, a protein shake with high saturated fat versus one without any saturated fats).
So, I'll be a contrarian and say that in this case you might want to reconsider asking for advice from the Internet rabble and go back to your doctor with specific questions about diet. Ask him why he's proscribing these items. Is it, in fact, the saturated fat content as I'm theorizing solely on the basis of the 5 facts you've provided so far? If so, then ask him "what about low or zero saturated fat versions of protein shakes or dairy or red meat, are those OK?" With discussion of specific food items. Or is it because, like other posters have guessed, because your diet is too protein rich and is causing other problems (kidney function?), which seem unrelated to blood pressure? Or are his diet recommendations so general because he's just trying to get you to drop body fat?
Until these questions are answered, any advice you get here is pretty much just random noise.