|08-02-2006, 12:24 PM||#1|
| D_M_S |
Rank: New Member
Experience: 1-2 Years
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
How much food is enough?
I'm trying to focus on getting more & more of my proteins in me, but I've come to realize exactly how many grams I need and I want to make sure it's right.
Keep in mind that I'm 227 and my research shows that I would need upwards of 200 gms of protein/day.
There's a market out here that sells trays of chicken - each serving has 30g protein, little fat, little carbs and each tray is 4 servings (total of 4 cups). That means that I would need to eat almost TWO TRAYS each DAY to get enough protein - is that right?
I do get protein from other sources - I add whey powder to my gatorade for another 34gms and I get about another 14 from my cereal (2 servings) and some from whole-wheat pita bread. But that's about it.
What other good sources of protein (besides chicken & beef) are there out there? How can you make sure you're not getting too many calories in the day while still eating all this protein?
Finally, does this seem like a lot of food to anyone else? I just don't know how some people do it.
|08-02-2006, 04:02 PM||#2|
| Kane |
Experience: 3-5 Years
Join Date: Nov 2005
|08-02-2006, 04:24 PM||#3|
| Dr X |
Experience: 10+ Years
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: in the deep recesses of your mind
Hopefully you are eating 6-8 meals a day. The best is to preplan what you are eating according to your goals. A basic rule of thumb is 40% carbs 40% protein and 20% fat when bulking. Of course you can vary that as needed. If you are just starting out don’t jump into a 5000 calorie diet. Your body will not know what to do. I would suggest at your weight you start at 3000 cals per day and slowly work your way up adding 200 calories per week. Basically your going to have to sit down and think your meals through.
Eggs are another good choice besides beef, fish, dairy but not to much and of course your pre and post shakes. Fit day is a good website to help you with your meal planning.
|08-02-2006, 05:26 PM||#4|
| EricT |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Jul 2005
Pretty much everything has been said but...
Just trying to prevent any confusion about the 1.5 gram protein a day and the 40/40/20 diet.
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