Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weighing in on Protein?

I bought some protein powder today as im getting abit fed up of constantly trying to balance it every day

I know protein is an essential part of the diet for weight maitenance (plus needed for long runs over an hour, muscle repair and cross training weights sessions), but is powder a good idea? I fear not ?

In this article from Runner's World Weighing In On Protein they detail a diet with enough protein for a runner.....every meal has protein which i know your supposed to do but Im certainly not achieving this...

Breakfast Egg pocket: 2 eggs (or 4 ounces liquid egg substitute) scrambled and stuffed in a whole-wheat pita; 1 cup fruit salad; 6 ounces tomato juice

Snack 2 ounces of pretzel sticks dipped in 6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt

Lunch 1 black-bean burrito (1 cup beans, 2 tablespoons salsa, 1 ounce soy cheese, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro on whole-wheat tortilla); 1 banana; two 2-inch oatmeal cookies; 8 ounces cranberry juice

Snack 11/2 ounces soy nuts, dried papaya, and pumpkin seeds; 1 pear; 8 ounces sports drink

Dinner 31/2 ounces grilled salmon over 11/2 cups risotto; 1 cup steamed green beans tossed with lemon juice and herbs; 2 cups red and Napa cabbage salad (with snow peas and grated carrots) with 1 tablespoon rice-vinegar and oil dressing

Daily Total: Calories 2500; Protein 102 grams; Carbohydrates 410 grams; Fat 59 grams.

what do you guys do?


  1. We protein with every meal - including snacks. Usually we have our protein powder with blended vegetables and fruit after our work out - quick and easy to get into the body.

  2. thats a good idea, put it in banana shake!