Protein Count – Day Three

I don’t know that I really need to keep tracking this stuff for a week.  After Sunday I realize I’ve been reasonably consistent and that one serving of whey protein is about what I need to supplement my diet.

1st breakfast — Don’t make fun of me, it’s the usual bowl of shredded wheat/Cheerios & milk for 16g.  Trust me, the shredded wheat is key to my well-being…

2nd breakfast — whey protein with water & a teaspoon or less of pure lemon juice, 26g.  I figured out what this Nature’s Best stuff tastes like:  almost exactly like cottage cheese!  Fortunately I do not hate cottage cheese.  As a drink, it’s not horrible, but not that great either.

Mid-morning snacks — carrots and oranges, zero grams of protein but I’m well on my way to looking like an oompah loompah…

Lunch — leftover veggies in the microwave, yummier than they sound and worth a whopping 2g!   Breaded halibut (from frozen), defrosted and cooked in a bit of canola — about 8g.  Plus 2 pieces of leftover baked chicken, I’m guessing 28g.

Afternoon snack — wow, when I crave ice cream it is hard to stop.  Just to trick myself into thinking it’s healthy, I slice up a whole banana with my bowl of frozen, creamy deliciousness.

Dinner — sauteed zucchini and home-made “spicy mac & cheese” by Karen.  Very yummy!  And I have no freakin’ idea about the protein; from looking up data about store-bought mac & cheese, I’m just guessing 10g.

I could tell I was running way short of my goal today, so…

2nd dinner — cheesburger on whole wheat at about 8:30 at night.  Foolish but effective, 29g.

Total for the day, 126g, close enough!  Can’t keep eating burgers at night though.  I don’t really want all that red meat, but I didn’t want whey protein either, so I took the fun route!



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2 Responses to Protein Count – Day Three

  1. You should be doing 2 scoops of the powder. That will give you 50+grams of protein in one shot. I always take mine after exercise when the metabolism is running full steam. You should try the chocolate. No aftertaste. Taste just like a glass of chocolate milk, even more so when you mix it with milk.

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