View Full Version : Getting enough protein

Captain China
03-07-2008, 04:17 PM
I feel like I'm not getting enough protein daily eating whole foods. I use whey protein, but it seems like I have to load up on supplements in order to get my daily ~140 grams of protein. Can anyone recommend me some high protein foods? And for people who are able to fit in 140+ grams of protein a day, can you give me a list of what you usually eat through out the day? Thanks in advance.

03-07-2008, 04:38 PM
Chicken, Eggs, Beef, Milk seriously its not THAT hard.

03-07-2008, 05:30 PM
Milk, eggs and tuna are probably the cheapest, lb for lb. If you are having trouble eating that much, milk is probably the best way to go. It's easy to drink a lot of that.

03-11-2008, 10:13 PM
Is it healthy to eat eggs every day?

Also, I read somewhere that if you drink too much whey powder that its bad for your liver. Any truth to this?

03-11-2008, 10:16 PM
the answers are all in here


03-11-2008, 10:30 PM
I wouldn't worry about the eggs... drinking too much milk can do nasty things to your gut. Eggs are a great source of protein, if you're concerned about the cholesterol than just eat the whites. I like to buy a lot of sausauge, sausage can be cheap... and beans, there are some really good chili recipes floating around the internet... I make this white bean and chicken chili that is super filling and probably has about 25-30g of protein and 60-70g of carbs per serving (serving size probably about 3 cups). Honestly, I found it was much easier to get my daily value when I started cooking at home. Buying in bulk helps, too.

BTW, I get 250g of protein. 150g of that total is by way of shake...

03-11-2008, 10:31 PM
I wouldn't worry about the eggs... drinking too much milk can do nasty things to your gut.

If you're not accustomed to it yes. Mid bulk I am often drinking close to 2 liters of milk a day. I know people who drink more than that.

03-11-2008, 10:39 PM
During my sport season I'll drink 2-3 bags of milk a day sometimes. I never have a problem with it.

03-12-2008, 07:55 AM
I drink almost 1/2 gallon of milk per day. That's 64g of protein right there. Throw in the various nuts, meats, and protein containing vegetables and I probably get at least 120g of protein per day. Add in a protein shake or two (I usually use 1 1/2 scoops of protein powder) and that easily gets me to right around 200g per day.

03-12-2008, 08:05 AM
Breakfast was a cup of cottage cheese (26g), with a tablespoon of peanut butter (4g) and lunch is a 8oz chicken breast and green beans (71g, 4g). That is only 2 very small meals and 105g of protein. 140g is nothing.