A common question people ask me when I share my diet plan to them is: 200 g protein!? That’s a shitload of protein, do you really eat that much? The answer is, yes, I try. If you’re new to the blog I’m currently on a Leangains diet, and I went through the basic idea in my previous post which you can find here. Everyday I need to eat roughly 200 g protein a day, which corresponds to approximately 1 kg chicken (rule of thumb, 20 g protein in 100 g chicken).
I have a friend that calls me the “human trashcan” and the reason for this is that I’m the left on the dinner table that eats the left overs. I admit that I have a tremendous appetite but even for me, 1 kg chicken/beef is A LOT.
I try to eat at least a 600 g cooked chicken/beef each day and divided it into two large meals, my lunch and dinner. Here are additional protein sources I eat from, the different sources are graded by quality, price and taste:
- Chicken, red meat, fish (not canned tuna), grined meat
- Protein shakes, cottage cheese, nuts, canned tuna
- Eggs, dairy products, lenses, various beans
- Bacon, pork
So I eat little bit of everything, between my lunch and dinners. One of my favorite snacks/desserts is cottage cheese with berries and nuts on the side, winner food. Some of these protein sources have higher fat and carb contents, so if you’re planning on eating nuts, so keep in mind that you’re eating a shitload of fat.
Easiest snack ever, if you’re even lazier, skip the berries and bowls, eat the nuts directly on the cottage cheese (lazy bum style).
As long as I can remember there’s always been buzz and discussion on the use of supplements (Sv kosttillskott). I can relate to some of the questions people discuss on, but speaking from my own opinions, I believe that taking supplements is a great complement to your diet IF used correctly. Do you need supplements to reach what you want to achieve? It’s not necessary but it can help you on the way. I’m not here to start any discussions on if you should or should not take it, do whatever works for you.
The arsenal of supplements I take. It contains of amino acids, day and night whey protein and additional fish oil and vitamins/minerals.
My roommate had his birthday yesterday, so I’m gonna eat some tasty cake now, part of my supplement plan….NOT.
Have a nice weekend.
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