High Protein Snack
- 01-20-2011, 08:17 PM
High Protein Snack
So I'm having trouble hitting my ideal daily protein intake of 400 grams a day. I'm hitting close to 300 a day, and its because of class/work. Is there any snacks that are somewhat high in protein that would be a good supplement to my diet?
--At the moment I only take one protein shake post workout, and casein before I go to bed. So, if need be, I can add a whey shake somewhere in the morning hours.
--Also I was thinking of snacking on peanut butter as well.
I appreciate the help.
- 01-20-2011, 08:28 PM
protein shakes ARE snacks aren't they?
umm..PB is good, make sure to factor in the fat into your macros for the day though. beef jerky is a good snack, though tons of sodium.
- 01-20-2011, 08:39 PM
01-20-2011, 08:51 PM
Yeah I was aiming for 400 because I'm taking mass tabs at the moment, so I just wanted to maximize the gains
01-20-2011, 08:56 PM
01-20-2011, 09:01 PM
Well obviously it depends on what your fat and carb intake is like as well. For instance carbs are protein sparing.
01-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Here was my ideal diet.
Breakfast: 2 egg yolks, 6 egg whites
Cup of Oatmeal w/ Peanutbutter
45 g protein
In between this I will take 3 tbs of olive oil
375 cals, 42 g fat
Meal #2 : Cup Brown Rice
45 g carbs
32 g fat
PWO: Whey Protein
40 g protein
Meal #3: Chicken Breast
Cup of Rice
5 g fat
50 g protein
Meal #5: 2 cans chicken (I can’t stand tuna…) w/ light mayo
90 g protein
Before Bed: Casein Protein Shake
60 cals added from fish oil throughout the day…
I will probably also add in milk with some dextrose for extra carbs..
316 g carbs
I've modified it to take out some of the carbs. I usually don't take in more than 200. and the fat would be around 30% of my diet, but I can play with this amount by the amount of olive oil i consume
01-20-2011, 09:42 PM
Get some beef jerky to snack on. It's a little expensive, but very easy to eat anytime.
01-21-2011, 11:17 AM
Beef jerky can be high in sodium, but you can actually make your own really simply by taking slices of beef and drying them out yourself. There's a cool video about it on a Food Network show called good Eats, he did it with box fans and air filters it was really cool and i'm sure in the long run much cheaper then buying pre packaged jerky. Plus making it yourself you can probably cut out some of the nasty stuff like preservatives. Also protein shakes are an awesome source of protein and can be eaten (drank, drunk i guess too) easily anywhere so definitely try that
01-21-2011, 11:29 AM
01-21-2011, 08:00 PM
01-21-2011, 10:33 PM
01-22-2011, 02:07 AM
01-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Try AST VP2 Isolate. 5cal from fat and .5g total fat. 24g protein per serving. A little bit on the expensive side but its the best in my book. Havent found anything else that will beat it as far as fat loss and muscle growth. Try pb with some apple slices or a handful of nuts. Get plents of fluid as already stated.
01-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Noone has said it, but here goes. I absolutley hate it.. but I do it. 1 cup cottage cheese has 24g of prot. You can get creative on adding things to it for taste, I use small cup of mandarin oranges(in water) I hear pineapple is good.
Anyhow at 1 cup its not a whole lot to eat, and 24g is a decent amount.. you could even do 1.5 if you can stomach it lol, and now your at 36.
01-24-2011, 08:28 PM
01-24-2011, 08:42 PM
01-24-2011, 09:13 PM
01-24-2011, 09:52 PM
1c fat free cc 160 cal, 24 prot, 16 carb, 0 fat. I will agree that peoples bodies react differently to carbs. I suppose it depends on your needs. I eat the living **** out of carbs, but I'm on a bulk atm lol.
But its def alot better than eating PB lol. Alot of oil/fat in that ****. Tasty though.
01-24-2011, 09:59 PM
01-25-2011, 07:21 AM
Look, I'm not sure why your attacking the cottage cheese. You are making it sound like a not so good food. First, carbs are not the devil either.. carbs = energy. Second, even though they are simple carbs, these types of simple carbs are actually recommended vs found in other foods.
Protein content.. really man? 24g in only 1 small cup of this stuff? That doesn't even require any backing up. How many people do you know.. that would NOT recommend adding cc into a diet?
01-25-2011, 07:25 AM
oh, and healthy fat or not.. in 2 tbsp of pb your getting like what, 200 cal, 16 prot, 12 carbs, 34 fat? Depending on what kind you buy, if organic, natural, regular etc.. that fat/prot ratio is def not worth it imo. too much fat, healthy or not, for too little protein.
01-25-2011, 09:16 AM
I agree that PB and CC are good. I add a 1/2 cup of CC right before bed when i'm bulking. Something else to keep in mind is Tuna. It's a little more of a pain to just carry around and eat but it's a good cal. to protien ratio. I usally have one or two can's a week. If i have something thats higher carb kind of to offset it.
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01-25-2011, 09:27 AM
As far as "high protein snacks", there have been a lot of good suggestions here with the peanut butter, cottage cheese, and tuna.
Also consider MuscleGel Shots from Muscle Pharm - they don't take up much space at all (could slip them into a pocket), are fast and convenient to use, and have 22g of protein per packet.
01-25-2011, 09:40 AM
01-25-2011, 06:29 PM
Hey, in regards to the over amount of protein, I read that when your body has excessively too much protein it will in turn start burning the protein off as energy before it utilizes the fat cells stored energy. Rosie do you have any input on this?
I also read a brologic post once that made sense lol, eat for what you want to be not what you are.
01-25-2011, 08:25 PM
"Brologic" is right. You eat for what you are in the direction of what you want - you do not just eat for what you want, because, for example, a 180-pound male who wants to be 250 pounds eating for one at the size of 250 pounds is just going to get fat.
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