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BigOldDad
01-06-2006, 06:25 AM
What food/s have the best calorie to protein ratio? I am meeting my caloric intake with out reaching my protein requirements. Thank you.

Bob
01-06-2006, 06:32 AM
I guess you mean real food.. right BigOld?
And not great protein mixes like Nitrean??
http://www.atlargenutrition.com/nutrition_detail.php/products_id/1

Have you tried Nuts?

or check out this site:
http://heartspring.net/list_of_high_protein_foods.html

Davidelmo
01-06-2006, 06:44 AM
Apparently turkey is one of the highest. Hardly any fat too if you get decent stuff.

Nuts are good but usually have a load of fat too. Healthy fat but it still adds calories.

Shakes are probably the "purest" you can get.

muscleup
01-06-2006, 06:53 AM
"Game meat"....deer
Fish or chicken

ShockBoxer
01-06-2006, 07:02 AM
Chicken is the food of the gods for protein per oz as far as meat goes, I believe. Turkey as well.

crazyaoshi
01-06-2006, 07:22 AM
Canned tuna [in water with no added salt] is 78 calories with 17.6g/protein. That's almost as good as protein powder. Many people say not to eat it too often because of mercury though.

Cut150
01-06-2006, 09:11 AM
Salmon. I don't have the numbers right now, but I think it is even higher than tuna.

BigOldDad
01-06-2006, 09:30 AM
OK- These items are all the good things I have been eating. But if you check out my fitday. By sticking around 2200 cals I am only getting approx 140 g of protien. The Boss ( Built) (Lol) says that I am not getting enough protein to build LBM. (She guesstimates my LBM at 180). Should I increase my caloric intake and only try to achieve the protein requirments to get closer to the 1g of protein per 1 # LBM?

ShockBoxer
01-06-2006, 09:36 AM
200 g of protein is 800 cals

100 g of fat is 900 cals

That still gives you 500 cals to play around with, which is 125 g of carbs.

You've got plenty of room for your macros at 2200. Just have to plan around it.

muscleup
01-06-2006, 10:07 AM
OK- These items are all the good things I have been eating. But if you check out my fitday. By sticking around 2200 cals I am only getting approx 140 g of protien. The Boss ( Built) (Lol) says that I am not getting enough protein to build LBM. (She guesstimates my LBM at 180). Should I increase my caloric intake and only try to achieve the protein requirments to get closer to the 1g of protein per 1 # LBM?
I think 2200 might still be low for you to cut on.
Remember, you don't want to cut on more than 20% below your maintenance cals. Did you ever figure your maintenance cals? Even if it was 3000, 20% from that would be around 2400.

If you are having trouble hitting .5g fat and 1.0g protein per lb of lbm (180) then you may need to cut back on carbs. Put them around your lifting sessions or in the morning.
I know eggs, fish, chicken & PB gets old.. :rolleyes:

Built
01-06-2006, 11:01 AM
<smiles and nods in agreement>

Davidelmo
01-06-2006, 05:28 PM
OK- These items are all the good things I have been eating. But if you check out my fitday. By sticking around 2200 cals I am only getting approx 140 g of protien. The Boss ( Built) (Lol) says that I am not getting enough protein to build LBM. (She guesstimates my LBM at 180). Should I increase my caloric intake and only try to achieve the protein requirments to get closer to the 1g of protein per 1 # LBM?

What about a protein shake to top it up?

It's probably the "purest" protein source you'll get.