View Full Version : Protein & Budget

01-29-2001, 09:25 AM
I was told tuna has mercury and that I should not take more than 2/per week .. I currently eat 30 a week. The purpose of training is also to stay healthy, so I was wondering which other protein source is as cheap as tuna?

01-29-2001, 09:34 AM
Hamburger, if you are bulking. Chicken isn't that much more expensive than tuna, either.

01-29-2001, 11:31 AM
- 6 boneless/skinless breasts - $10 (max - I pay 6.99)
- 50gm protein each, 300gm total
- 300/10 = 30
- SO, 30gm protein for a dollar @ $10 (42gm/dollar @ 6.99)

- Price and protein content depend on size of eggs, but I'm sure it must be the cheapest source out there. A dozen eggs are usually only around $1.39.

Maki Riddington
01-29-2001, 11:46 AM
Cottage cheese.

Darcy Tucker
01-29-2001, 02:13 PM
For some reason cottage cheese is the hardest **** for me to get down my throat.

01-29-2001, 03:34 PM
Does 1 boneless skinless chicken breast really have 50gm of protein?! If that's true I'm getting WAAAAAAAAYYYYY too much protein. I've read that 4 oz. of chicken has like 19-24 gms of protein so I figured 4 oz. was like one breast. I don't have a food scale so I can't weigh any of my meats.
On average I've been eating about 4-5 chicken breasts, 6 HB eggs, and a can of tuna which I know has 32 gms of protein. Plus if I get hungry at night I mix up a small casein/whey shake, that's another 22 gms.
Could some one state how much protein on average a chicken breast has?

Darcy Tucker
01-29-2001, 04:11 PM
THis has been ****ing me of too. I found out that 100 grams of chicken breast has 16 grams of protein. Then I weighed a nice big chicken breast and it weighed 150 grams so that would mean it it had 24 grams of protein.
Hope that helps.


01-29-2001, 04:57 PM
About cottage cheese, isn't this dairy product? like milk? good?

01-29-2001, 11:21 PM
cottage cheese=dairy

Excellent source of casein, as with milk for those who don't know.

01-30-2001, 06:42 AM
MWB - who knows what's "average?" My chicken breasts that I've been eating since I can remember have 48 g protein each. You may have always eaten smaller ones with much less protein, so I don't think that I would trust the protein contents of an "average" chicken breast. Look at the nutritional facts on the package. If your chicken doesn't include nutritional facts, buy some that does.

01-30-2001, 06:44 AM
Cottage cheese - a great source of LACTOSE too

01-30-2001, 07:52 AM
Gino- I know it's tough to tell what's average. I'm going out today to get a food scale so I can keep track more accurately.

Paul Stagg
01-30-2001, 08:59 AM
4 oz of chicken breast has about 35g pro

that's about 8.75g pro per ounce.

That's 140 g pro in a pound.

I just bought 5 pounds of protein from the protein factory, with about 400g of pro in each pound (as I recall)

I spent about $40 (a little less)

That's 8 bucks a pound - for 400g pro, that's $.02 a gram.

The best price on chicken I've seen is $1.99 a pound, for 140g protein.

That's $.014 per gram.

Protein factory is about as low cost as you can get for protein powder, and it's still more expensive than what I pay for chicken.

Go Stars
01-30-2001, 09:35 AM
I get 2.5 dozen eggs from wal-mart for $2.50. But something tells me that Sinep is not in the U.S.

01-30-2001, 10:39 AM
Sardines! not as much protein per tin, but just eat two :) and theres more EFA's and theres good calcium and iron, its just good stuff and its now part of my diet.

01-30-2001, 01:43 PM
coscto/price club

6 dozen eggs 4.50!