How I Maximize My Daily Protein Intake
In today’s world of ever-evolving dietary advice and fitness trends, one thing remains consistent: the crucial role of protein in building and maintaining muscle, supporting metabolic functions, and ensuring overall health. But how does one get enough protein in their daily meals? Let me share my daily protein-rich regimen with you!
Breakfast: I start my day with 2 wholesome eggs, giving me an initial boost of 12g of protein. Eggs are not just rich in protein but also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. I often add 2 -3 ounces of deli meat rounding out my breakfast of 24 grams of protein.
Snack Time: Around mid-morning, when I feel that familiar pang of hunger, Greek yogurt is my favorite. I opt for 190g of Fage 5% Greek yogurt, which gives me a solid 20.9g of protein. Greek yogurt is not only protein-rich but also a great source of probiotics and calcium.
Lunch: For lunch, I’m usually eating last night left overs, often a combination of air fried potatoes and 85/15 ground beef. A serving size of 8 ounces nets me 50 grams. Keeping with 85% or higher allows me to keep the fat content in check!
Dinner: Dinner is generally grilled top sirloin or pork loin, both of which my kids love, aiming fro 8-10 ounces of either. That nets me 60-80 grams.
Supplements & Drinks: Along with these main meals, I also consume a serving of Klean protein mixed in 8 ounces of milk, 8 grams, making a tasty after dinner smoothie with frozen berries and peanut butter. , which contributes 20g of protein.
Excluding my occasional Barbell protein bar (20), this routine provides me with approximately 200 g of protein daily. It keeps me satiated, fuels my workouts, builds lean muscle and aids muscle recovery.
Everyone’s protein needs are unique, based on factors like body weight, activity level, and specific goals. This is what works for me. If you’re looking to up your protein game, drop me an email @ crossfitwoodslawn.com and I’ll help you out!