Posted by Biggz
So with summer around the corner, i have mostly been working on getting my body fat % down. I have done pretty good so far i think. Along with eating a little better and the gym i dropped about 10 lbs. My question is though how much protein should i be getting? I have heard i gram of protein for every pound if you are looking to bulk up. Since i have been worried about cutting down i have not had a whole lot of protein. I have two scoops of whey protein after every workout with is 24 grams a scoop (so 48 grams after the workout.) I am afraid that if i really add a lot more protein i will not be cutting as much body fat. This is my typical diet:
Morning: Piece of fruit (bananna, apple ect...) and coffe
mid morning: A piece of string cheese or a few almonds
Lunch: A peanut butter and honey sandwich on wheat or whole grain bread
i go to the gym and do an hour of weights and around a half an hour of cardio (usually intervals of 15 min of running and another 15 min of bike, or stairs)
Then the protein, and lately, i have been mixing fruit in a blender with the protein. (tastes great)
Dinner: Usually whatever my mom cooks, usually pretty healthy stuff. (i have been watching my portions too)
so, should i be having more scoops of protein or is the two a day and peanut butter and dinner enough?
Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
From your typical diet, I would say that you probably aren't taking in enough protein. Check out these two links:
These are some pretty good articles about how to set up a fat loss diet while training for different sports. It is a good read.
Hope this helps you out and good luck.