I just chow down on a few things in the morning, have lunch, more protein snacks and then dinner. On workout days I have an extra shake afterwards. So I wonder if this is enough. A rule of thumb I’ve heard is .5-.7 for every lean pound you weigh. So if you weigh 100lbs with 20% body fat then you eat 40g of protein. This is a conservative number, people selling protein product double the number saying 1g for every lbs. Whatever.
My typical non-workout day looks like this:
- 9am: small breakfast of banana, coffee, orange (maybe a bagel) + Clif Bar (12g)
- 12pm: Lunch, salad with meat or sandwich (35g estimate)
- 3pm: protein snack (20g)
- 6pm: Whatever is for dinner (35g estimate)
Workout day is just another 20g with a shake = 122g
Last time I weighed myself I was 180lbs and I’m guessing I’m at 15% bodyfat (shame in college I was 6%). That’s 153lbs lean is about 77grams (.5) to 107grams (.7). Looks like my diet is just about right. I guess I just need to stay consistent.
Btw, I wonder what pure protein tastes like? Is it even a thing? Or maybe it’s a ‘kind’ of thing … so it depends? Hmm.