Chances are you don't need tons of protein. I usually have 4 oz of lean pork for lunch and 6 oz of chicken at dinner. That's 55 grams of protein . The RDA for protein is 56 grams. Throw in a protein bar, 8 ounce protein shake, and a serving of Greek Yogurt and you will add another 50 grams, never mind the additional protein in any vegetables or nuts you might eat. A balanced diet will go a lot further than protein loading. The fact is if you eat within an appropriate calorie range and exercise -- actual exercise that elevates your heart rate--you can get incredible results and you won't have to spend tons of money on steak and protein shakes for a gimmick diet you can't possibly sustain for the rest of your life . My 2 cents.
Edited by: 44_AND_LEAN at: 1/30/2014 (12:41)
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I recently re-discovered lentils (seasoned and sprouted The Perfect Snaque); they have 6 grams protein in 28 gram serving along with 4 grams of fiber and only 1.5 grams of fat. Great for on the go snacking, otherwise I think chicken is a good source of protein. Buy some boneless skinless chicken, chop it up into bite size chunks and steam it in a double-boiler; done in 10 or 12 minutes. Make enough for an entire week of meals.
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