this is probably a really basic question... but why is chicken such a preferred option for body builders?
im doing the whole weight loss thing, im down about 33 pounds so far (thats total, have gained some muscle as well).
ive been eating steak for dinner every night. am i going to see much difference if i start eating chicken instead? from what ive seen, 200grams of steak has about 10grams of fat more than chicken - is that a big number?
also, does the protein in chicken get into your system quicker?
my diet as follows:
7am - bran & skim milk, Protein shake (with water)
10am - protein shake and a weight watchers fruit bar
12.30 - 200 grams chicken breast and half a cup of rice
3pm - protein shake and a weight watchers fruit bar
7.30pm 200 grams steak, half a cup of rice and 2-3 cups of veges
9pm - protein shake (made with 100ml skim milk, 1/2 cup frozen berries & water).
my other question - i train from 6:20 - 7:20pm. should i be doing a protein shake just before working out? im eating dinner straight after - is that enough?
Thread: Steak Vs Chicken
06-12-2007, 06:22 PM #1
Steak Vs Chicken
06-12-2007, 06:25 PM #2
06-12-2007, 06:25 PM #3
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06-12-2007, 07:19 PM #4
100grams of chicken is 116 calories. 21.8grams of protein
100grams of steak is 191cal but is 28.6 grams of protein.
so taking into account the extra protein and the calories derived from that... steak is about 100 calories more than chicken.
is that a lot though? im eating 2400 calories a day, so 100 doesnt seem much.
then again, over the course of 3-4 weeks that might add up to a pound of fat loss..
ok, im buying boring ass chicken this week haha
06-12-2007, 08:15 PM #5
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06-12-2007, 09:18 PM #9
It's mainly a cost thing. A lot products and foods that you see recommended so often here are because they are cheap. People recommend them, then new people come here and see everyone recommending these things so they recommend them, without really knowing why. Good example is Optimum Nutrition Protein. It is clearly the favorite here but it is certainly not the highest quality protein on the market (not sayin it's bad but not the best), but it is cheap.
06-12-2007, 09:28 PM #10
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02-25-2013, 08:16 AM #12
Sorry for bumping this but I was interested in the subject. In my country you can get chicken just as cheap as meat BUT the cheaper brands of C. is often less nutrientrich and contains alot of water so if you want to consume affordable quantities of chicken you'll have to buy poor-quality products. That's why i prefer meat. I can understand why pro-bodybuilders are choosing chicken (A milli in food and "supplements" budget), but for normal ppl with normal wallets I'd say meat is the best option. Another + is the time you save preparing the food. Chicken takes ages to defrost.