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Trouble Getting Enough Protein


#1

So I'm trying to get in enough protein but at 1.5g/lbs I need about 300gr a day. I don't wanna exceed 3 shakes a day (excluding PWO) and that will take me to 100gr max. With my other meals I can't seem to get this together... any suggestions? I'm already at 4 meals a day plus 2 snacks.


#2

Breakfast: Eggs, Toast with natural pb, yogurt, milk. A combo of those can give you 40-50 easy + a shake thats a good 80.

Tuna, 2cans is about 60grams of protein.

Cheese and nuts work ok as snacks, can get about 20g here and there.


#3

Oh and of course chilli and chicken and fish...Chilli works great, throw in 2cans of mixed beans (25g a can) with some veggies and a shitload of ground beef. Plenty of protein.


#4

Isn't it true that your body can't process more than 40-50 grams of protein at a time??? Good suggestions though


#5

you are doing something wrong with your diet. I shoot for 4000+ cals a day, and I don't eat low protein meals. I get at least 300g of protein a day, without any extra effort.


#6

This shouldn't be so hard! A pound of ground beef has 130 grams of protein. A pound of chicken has 135. A cup of cottage cheese has 28. 4 Eggs have 28 grams. 16 oz milk has 16 grams.

Also, many people use the 1-2 grams per pound LBM instead of per pound total weight. Just a heads up.


#7

My shakes are at least 40 grams each. If you need to mix protein w/ water. That's a quick way to get more protein. Every meal strive to get at least 40 grams of protein. Carb countdown milk is great; 50 of the 70 calories are from protein.

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#8

Could you share some of the meals you make?


#9

Depends what you mean by "process". You can eat protein til the cows come home and not keel over. It's not going to help you out after eating a certain amount at a time though. Aim for 50 grams per each of your 4 meals. Add the shakes in-between and bam! 300g.


#10

40 grams is two servings for most brands, that way you'll burn through a tub ultrafast. Not really cheap but perhaps cheaper than whole foods. Damn I didn't think it'd be this hard. Guess I gotta stock up on meat and just eat more meals.


#11

Eating more meals or making some better choices. Having a chicken breast with a cup of cottage cheese, a side salad with almonds or sunflower seeds can easily get you to the 40-50 grams of protein. That is just one meal right there.

Try mixing some peanut butter into your shake for a little extra protein. Or some yogurt or cottage cheese.

Some beef jerky and some cashews makes for a great snack and can get you to 20 grs quick.

It just takes a little planning.


#12

Breakfast: Cottage cheese w/ fruit. Oatmeal with 2/3 scoop protein powder - 40 grams.

Ahh, fuck it. I'm not gonna write you a meal plan. Think of foods that are protein sources. Eat them. Rinse and repeat. I can get 300 grams protein on a 2300 kcal day with 0 protein shakes.