Some of you are on a tight budget with kids, school, activities, etc. When it comes to eating better, many “claim” it’s more expensive than the infamous “fast food route…”
Well, today, I’m here to share with you some choices you can make that can at least help you increase the amount of protein you get daily without breaking the bank… In a previous article, we talked about how important it is to balance your metabolism by eating “balanced” meals complete with Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates. We also talked about how much of each will determine the outcome of your goals. Such as if your goal was to build more muscle and lose body fat.
Without re-writing that article, in order for you to accomplish this, you’re going to have to increase the amount protein you eat in addition to how you train. It’s been proven that anywhere from .7 grams of protein per bodyweight to 1 gram of protein per bodyweight will help increase/maintain muscle growth.
Example: you weigh 150 lbs. In order to gain muscle, you will want to eat 150 grams of protein per day (1 gram of protein per bodyweight).
For some, getting this much protein 4-5 days per week can be a challenge and quite expensive depending on how you go about it… until now, this post should help —
The 8 Cheapest sources of protein to build muscle / lose bodyfat.
1. Canned Tuna- 40g protein/can. Buy tuna in spring water.
2. Whole Eggs- 7g protein/egg.
3. Whey Protein- 1 scoop whey is 24g protein/30g serving. At 1 scoop/day 4-5 days per week with only a 2lb bag will last 6- 10 weeks for around $40.00 You don’t get cheaper than this.
4. Ground Beef- 25g protein/100g. Buy 80% ground beef and rinse the fat if lean beef is too expensive. You can reduce the fat content by as much as 50%.
5. Milk- 16g protein/16oz. milk. If you’re a skinny guy and want to gain weight fast and don’t mind gaining some fat, rock and roll. Stay away from milk if you want to lose fat.
6. Frozen Chicken Breast- 25g protein/100g.
7. Cottage Cheese- 12g protein/100g.
8. Ground Turkey- 25g protein/100g.
Keep it simple… match up a protein source with a fat and carb each meal and you should be pleasantly surprised at how fast your body will change.