Hi

I have a general question for everyone.
Recently I was told I had high iron levels and was told to cut down on red meat and all meats in general.
I have done so, and (it may be co-incidence) but I seem to suffer now post workout (DOMS are worse) since I have cut down.
I understand I am probably getting less protein in my system.

Question is does this sound like a valid reason ?
Secondly is there anything I can eat that will help with bringing in more protein (without the extra iron). ?
I am taking some protein powder in a smoothie post workout.

Thanks in advance

Mackabee