Best High Protein Foods

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  1. Best High Protein Foods


    Just a general question for everyone out there. What are some high protein foods that everyone incorporates in their diet? I'm trying to up my protein intake and I want to see if there's anything out there I might be missing. I seem to only be getting about one and a quarter of my body weight, I'd like to at least be at one and a half times or even twice my body weight in grams of protein per day. Thanks in advance.


  2. sirloin, salmon (personal fave) 93/7 lean ground beef, tilapia, plain greek yogurt, cottage cheese, chicken tendorloins are just some of my weekly staples
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  3. twice your body weight is kinda high, im 180lbs and see no noticeable gains with anything above 160-165g daily

  4. You don't really need that much protein especially if you are trying to gain. You need more protein while you are dieting, not the other way around.

  5. Fish and chicken
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!


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  9. If you are cool with fish, try canned mackerel.

    I mean, you have to be REALLY cool with fish. I eat a can a day. 60-ish grams of protein.

  10. Eggs for breakfast

    Chicken for lunch/dinner

    Can add in some tilapia

    Walnuts for the added benefit of fats

  11. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Fish and chicken
    you simply cannot beat fish and chicken....no matter how hard you try and how far and wide you search....they will always be the most protein packed calorie for calorie vs anything.




































    unless you make tacos...........with a lot of lean ground beef and heavy on the cheese with no veggies (and taco8 powder mixed with the seasoning)

  12. Quote Originally Posted by paulalan View Post
    Just a general question for everyone out there. What are some high protein foods that everyone incorporates in their diet? I'm trying to up my protein intake and I want to see if there's anything out there I might be missing. I seem to only be getting about one and a quarter of my body weight, I'd like to at least be at one and a half times or even twice my body weight in grams of protein per day. Thanks in advance.
    Lean ground beef (lean ground sirloin). Yeah, it has a little fat in it but this stuff is so anabolic you are doing yourself a disservice not incorporating it. It's pretty much on par with eggs. Also truly love the fat free cottage cheese (Kroger's sells the best tasting, and it's 5 carb:15 pro)

  13. Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6 View Post
    you simply cannot beat fish and chicken....no matter how hard you try and how far and wide you search....they will always be the most protein packed calorie for calorie vs anything.
    Yeah, but chicken doesn't taste good :S lean ground beef all the way!

    (fish is great, though!)

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Yeah, but chicken doesn't taste good :S lean ground beef all the way!

    (fish is great, though!)
    this is true, I prefer fish (tilapia flavored the way I like it of course) and (not so) lean ground beef. I like the more middle grade ground beef, like a ground round. sirloin is good, but damn....sometimes when I make taco meat I need some fat in there. But yeah, if you are looking for protein to fat ratio with protein as the objective....leaner grades are necessary. but chicken breast does kinda suck, unless you use a sauce or some cheese on top of it to flavor it up. I'm a dark meat man myself, and that defeats the purpose of eating chicken pretty much since you start moving towards the beef fat to protein ratios

  15. If it weren't for having farts from hell, I'd eat 20 eggs a day.

    Blend them up, chug them as fast as possible. Reap the benefits. Reap the **** out of it.

  16. 1 can tuna
    2-3 scoops nonfat cottage cheese
    1 tablespoon peanut butter

    Mix thoroughly. The PB taste cuts through the fishy tuna taste PERFECTLY. Its like cranberry juice and vodka

  17. Quote Originally Posted by paulalan View Post
    I seem to only be getting about one and a quarter of my body weight, I'd like to at least be at one and a half times or even twice my body weight in grams of protein per day. Thanks in advance.
    • cows
    • pigs
    • chickens
    • fish
    • deer
    • etc

    meat. Quinoa is ok as at least for a grain its a complete protein, but a lot of carbs come with it.

    for reference sake, there isn't a piece of scientific evidence out there that shows any benefit even for olympic grade training athletes to getting over .8g/lb.

    Here's a good example

    http://jap.physiology.org/content/73/2/767.short

    they saw no change in lean mass gains on a hypocaloric diet going from .61g/lb (1.35g/kg) to 1.2g/lb (2.6g/kg) in 4 weeks. It was a double blind group as well.

  18. If u hunt u could stock up on deer n ne other wild game, I'm a big fan of deer meat tho! Love that ****

  19. Yeah, I did notice my muscles stayed about the same on a high protein vs. lower protein diet (i.e., 180g per day vs. 120g per day)

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Type O Hero View Post
    Yeah, I did notice my muscles stayed about the same on a high protein vs. lower protein diet (i.e., 180g per day vs. 120g per day)
    180g a day is only high if you dont work out or weigh 100lbs, lol.

    EDIT: woops, missed what this was in reference to (Easy's post).

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    180g a day is only high if you dont work out or weigh 100lbs, lol.
    not according to actual science.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    • cows
    • pigs
    • chickens
    • fish
    • deer
    • etc
    meat. Quinoa is ok as at least for a grain its a complete protein, but a lot of carbs come with it.

    for reference sake, there isn't a piece of scientific evidence out there that shows any benefit even for olympic grade training athletes to getting over .8g/lb.

    Here's a good example

    http://jap.physiology.org/content/73/2/767.short

    they saw no change in lean mass gains on a hypocaloric diet going from .61g/lb (1.35g/kg) to 1.2g/lb (2.6g/kg) in 4 weeks. It was a double blind group as well.
    This is very contradictory to all the broscience out there, which is great. I get anywhere from gram/lb to 30g less than body weight most of the time and thought I was depriving myself.

    Also I keep peanut butter and milk at work if I feel I'm lacking. Yogurt is another easy one. The yogurt 2lb'ers with a little whey powder are a nice little snack and can be upwards of 50-60g.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    http://jap.physiology.org/content/73/2/767.short

    they saw no change in lean mass gains on a hypocaloric diet going from .61g/lb (1.35g/kg) to 1.2g/lb (2.6g/kg) in 4 weeks. It was a double blind group as well.
    I actually disagree and don't think this study is a great example.

    The study found a substantial, and I mean almost order of magnitude difference in nitrogen retention between the 1.2g/lb group and .61g/lb group, favorable for the higher protein group. That the differences in mass gains were minimal may have been due to the fact that these were novice lifters, they lifted for a total of 5 weeks (1 week of acclimation; 3 weeks would have been FAR better), and as you stated they followed a hypocaloric diet.

    I think the study presents a small side of a much larger picture. It's possible much greater differences would have become apparent had the study extended its observation period out to 3 or more months, and if they ate at maintenance or greater. And as they mention in the paper and as we should all know, lifters at different levels are all metabolically different, so it's very hard to design a proper study of protein consumption and its effect on gains in a way that can apply to all; perhaps this approach is the actual source of the problem.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    I actually disagree and don't think this study is a great example.

    The study found a substantial, and I mean almost order of magnitude difference in nitrogen retention between the 1.2g/lb group and .61g/lb group, favorable for the higher protein group. That the differences in mass gains were minimal may have been due to the fact that these were novice lifters, they lifted for a total of 5 weeks (1 week of acclimation; 3 weeks would have been FAR better), and as you stated they followed a hypocaloric diet.

    I think the study presents a small side of a much larger picture. It's possible much greater differences would have become apparent had the study extended its observation period out to 3 or more months, and if they ate at maintenance or greater. And as they mention in the paper and as we should all know, lifters at different levels are all metabolically different, so it's very hard to design a proper study of protein consumption and its effect on gains in a way that can apply to all; perhaps this approach is the actual source of the problem.
    all of that is ok to say and have as an opinion, but there are other studies that show similar results to this one, and none that i've ever seen or found that showed any statistically significant difference in lean mass gained going over .8g/lb. Blood markers like nitrogen retention are nice, but I don't think anyone goes to a bodybuildiing competition to compare bloodwork.

    Mind you that .8g/lb is for natural, not chemically enhanced. And if going to 2g/lb doesn't make a statistically significant difference in a month, then it won't make a noticeable difference in a year either. Do I sometimes eat more protein than that? Sure, i've capped out at around 550g in one day. half a pound of venison sausage with 6 eggs for breakfast, a pound of ground beef for lunch, and a 24 oz ribeye for dinner, with milk during the day and cottage cheese before bed. But all of that I ate because I wanted to eat it, not because I thought I need it to grow. I tend to shoot for getting the .6-.8g / lb from solid food (counting cottage cheese or yogurt but not counting milk) and if I go over that I'm fine, if I don't theres no evidence it matters.
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