Have a Protein Party
I’ve told you before that most dudes eat too much damn protein. It seems like an epidemic around the world among men with disposable income. The problem is that you do need a considerable amount of protein to build muscle, but more than that isn’t necessary. You’ll also be spending a ton of money for quality protein your body can’t really process.
So how much protein do you really need? The answer isn’t an easy one, but I’ll try to shed some light on it for you.
When it comes to post-workout shakes and nutritional supplements, more than 20g is probably going to be a waste. Your body can handle 30g, but that last 10g is probably going to leave your body without much benefit to you at all.
For meals, eating reasonable sized portions of lean protein should do the trick. That means about six-ounces per serving, though some men will want to eat more of foods like chicken and fish, which is okay if it works with your nutrition goals.
What you don’t need to do is have a 64-ounce steak with a gallon of whole milk for dinner, followed by a protein shake before bed. Instead, eat reasonable, healthy meals around the clock that are packed with lean protein, healthy carbs and good fats like olive oil, avocado and even a little butter.
That’s how you build your arms without lifting a single weight – think food first!