I need 70 grams of protein a day but don't want to drink it...

  • misterduck

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    Oct 23, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    I'm about half way through the 12 week workout from this site. I've managed to loose about 10lbs the first 4 weeks, and the last 3 weeks I've gain 5 of it back. I'm thinking it muscle mass as the pants aren't fitting any snugger.

    The other day one of the beefy burly dudes with an AWESOME body came up to me and asked how the workout was going. He said he noticed that I was working really hard and was wondering if I had made any gains. I told him the above, but he said "Dude, you gotta watch your protein intake. With your height and weight, you should eat about 70 grams a day. Try it for two weeks, you will completely notice a difference!"

    So there you have it. I wanna try this out starting next week, but I don't want to have to drink my protein in a shake. I go to the gym during my lunch hour and don't have a way to come back to the office and whip up some kind of shake. I'd rather eat/snack through the day to see if I can get that amount.

    I know tuna is a good source of protein. There is also eggs, and well the standard grilled chicken breast kind of thing, but I guess I need some other help.

    70 grams of protein a day = what kind of interesting snacks to eat during the day.

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    Oct 23, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    Swordfish and shark are almost completely 100% protein. That's what action movie stars like Sylvester Stallone eat when they're bulking up for a movie. At least, that's what he said in an interview once.

    I love swordfish and shark, but you've got to have a really light touch cooking them, because if you overcook them they turn into rubbery leather or leathery rubber.

    Pork can be prepared pretty lean if you buy good cuts and trim the extra fat off the sides. Pork loin roast prepared this way is actually leaner than chicken, in spite of the bad rap that pork gets.
  • calibro

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    Oct 23, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Neophoenician saidSwordfish and shark are almost completely 100% protein. That's what action movie stars like Sylvester Stallone eat when they're bulking up for a movie. At least, that's what he said in an interview once.

    I love swordfish and shark, but you've got to have a really light touch cooking them, because if you overcook them they turn into rubbery leather or leathery rubber.

    Mussels, clams, crab, shrimp, scallops, flounder, halibut, salmon, tilapia, egg whites, turkey breast are all pretty good choices. Lamb, beef and pork can be prepared pretty lean if you buy good cuts and trim the extra fat off the sides. Pork loin roast prepared this way is actually leaner than chicken, in spite of the bad rap that pork gets.


    Swordfish and Shark are full of heavy metals, particularly mercury, and I would strongly advise against it. Have you tried TVP or tofu?
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 23, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    70 grams of protein in a day is completely doable, even without a protein shake. There are tons of resources out there for protein quantities, developed during the high protein craze of the Atkins years. As always, I don't recommend trying to live entirely on protein -- in the bacon double cheeseburger, it's not the bun that's going to kill you -- but take a look at http://www.highproteinfoods.net/ if you're looking for other high protein ideas.
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    Oct 23, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    70 grams per day sounds really low. What is your overall goal?
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 23, 2009 11:32 PM GMT
    Drink it and quit whining. lol, seriously though have you tried Muscle Milk.....mmmm.... delicious. There are a lot of vegetarian dinners and fake meats that are super high in protein without the saturated fats. Boca Burgers has a single serving vegetarian chili that has like 24 grams of protein in it.

    Oh yeah, and eggs of course. Mcdonalds will add an extra egg to your mcmuffin for a buck if you don't have much time and your on your way to work.

    Still it sounds like your doing awesome! Good luck with reaching your goals!
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    Oct 23, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Christ.
    There have been thousands of topics on this already. Use the search function. icon_wink.gif
    ...it's because of this that my topics rarely get picked up. icon_cry.gif
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    Eat is with fruit.
  • victor8

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    Oct 24, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    almonds...muscle milk, get a thermos and blend a drink and take it w/u....or isopure protien powder which is really good low carb/sugar wil mis right into juice or mild or water... i've always been told to eat 1 gr of protien for every lbs. of body weight...an eggwhite has about 7 grms...to really get where you want to go you have to be prepared to pack food...lot of easy lunch boxes with cold packs there days...good luck
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 24, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    Someone posted about this previously and it is the best!:

    http://proteinfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=43

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    Oct 24, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    70g is nothing, most hardcore diets suggest 200-300 if you cant even stomach 2 shakes a day.. dont bother
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    Oct 24, 2009 9:40 AM GMT
    5 egg whites for breakfast
    Turkey sandwich for lunch
    12 almonds and 4 ounces of raisins for snack
    2 tablespoons of peanut butter for snack
    chicken breast for dinner

    you could also try meatballs, turkey chilli, lean steak, turkey bacon, soy milk, etc etc etc

    70 grams of protein is relatively easily to obtain, shoot for at least 100 per day.
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    Oct 24, 2009 10:26 AM GMT
    My question is - if you've gained five pounds of muscle in three weeks, why would you want to change anything? Sounds like what you're doing is perfectly fine.
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    Oct 26, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    that's what i thought also.

    but, 5 pounds of muscle in 3 weeks? i know muscle is heavy compared to fat, and i know i'm not mesomorph, but that sounds like a lot of muscle in a short while . *shrugs*
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    Oct 26, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    Here's a tip: use this website to check how much protein is in the various foods you eat:

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/