The Black Dragon wrote:Awesome post, but I have a question:
What's the best way to get that much protein in your system every day? I eat lots of white meat and beans, drink a protein shake and eat a protein bar once a day and I still doubt I'm getting that much in each day. Buying lots more protein shakes and bars gets expensive, so I'd like to avoid that route if possible.
The cheapest protein-high foods are whey:
Milk, eggs and chicken when you buy it in bulk or on sale (or both)
A large can of tuna in water can have 60 grams protein... and it's only about 1 or 2 dollars. So that is not bad too.
If you take 2 scoops whey before and after work-out that is already 100 grams protein. A large chicken breast can have up to 60 grams protein, Grab 4 eggs for breakfast, another 30 grams protein right there. That's almost 200, and that doesn't even count extra protein you will get from your carb and fat sources (things like bread got a decent amount of protein)