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echoac
04-12-2015, 08:40 PM
I just started working out not too long ago. I just do a strength training session followed by a moderate jog on day 1. Day 2 i only do cardio. I'm a 16 year old 180 lbs 5'11 male. I'm pretty sure i'm not getting enough protein. Today i had

- 4 pieces of whole wheat bread
- an avocado
- 2 eggs
- 1 piece of popeyes chicken
- a cup of tea
- a cup of peanuts

My main goal is weight loss but any muscle added on is a bonus. Am i getting enough protein? If not, how should i add more of it into my diet? Should i have a protein bar now? The only issue for me is that the protein bars i have at home are not the best. 20 grams protein, 22 grams sugar, 37 grams carbohydrates. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

SydeFx
04-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Drink a protein shake as breakfast or second breakfast. Try to put in some chicken for lunch or dinner. Also, every few days, substitute a meal for a protein shake and protein bar.

echoac
04-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Drink a protein shake as breakfast or second breakfast. Try to put in some chicken for lunch or dinner. Also, every few days, substitute a meal for a protein shake and protein bar.

Do you think I'm anywhere close to the protein intake i need? Also is the protein bar i mentioned at the top too sugary?

magician27
04-12-2015, 09:03 PM
eat meat every meal . whether its tuna , chicken , steak , salmon , whatever. you are not only getting enough protein , but getting enough calories either.

4 piece bread `~ 600 cals
avocado ~ 250 cals
2 eggs ~ 150 cals
peanuts ~ 200 cals
chicken ~ 250 cals

adds up to 1500 calories maximum, you are guaranteed to lose muscle mass with that diet.

echoac
04-12-2015, 09:07 PM
eat meat every meal . whether its tuna , chicken , steak , salmon , whatever. you are not only getting enough protein , but getting enough calories either.

4 piece bread `~ 600 cals
avocado ~ 250 cals
2 eggs ~ 150 cals
peanuts ~ 200 cals
chicken ~ 250 cals

adds up to 1500 calories maximum, you are guaranteed to lose muscle mass with that diet.

What's your opinion on the protein bar i mentioned? Too sugary? Or is it better than nothing.

magician27
04-12-2015, 09:17 PM
What's your opinion on the protein bar i mentioned? Too sugary? Or is it better than nothing.

eat if it fits your macros. sugar wont kill you. bread is sugar too.