I'm A Bodybuilder - How Can I Get High Protein Without Eating Meat?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
I make sure my man works out because I like my men strong, bald, and muscular. Protein is important for building those sexy biceps and tight chest muscles.

With the price of meat getting higher day by day, I started looking into alternative high-protein food that I could add to the grocery list.
So, basically, I did a bit of homework, and it turns out all these food-types are high in protein:
  1. Spinach
  2. Parmesan Cheese
  3. Soy Beans
  4. Pumpkin seeds
  5. Tuna
  6. Lentil Soup
High protein food that is good for body building We actually sat down and discussed the type of food I could shop for (because that's what we do in our household).
My man told me that he didn't want to give up on his protein intake, and I told him that we couldn't afford to keep buying as much meat as he was consuming. Besides, too much red meat doesn't do your system any good in the long run!
At first he tried out some protein shakes, the kind often advertised on TV but this only made him miss his meat dishes even more.

Switching meat for other protein sources Eventually though, I managed to give him enough examples of delicious protein-rich dishes that, now, he isn't even bothered about not eating as much meat anymore.

Cutting down on the meat also gave us a chance to 'experiment' with some other types of food (lord knows he likes to 'experiment').

One discovery we made during this 'trial period' was Japanese food. The raw fish they use (think tuna and salmon) is really high in protein. Blanched soy beans called 'edamame' are another healthy source of protein used in Japanese cuisine, as is tofu!

The thing is, once you decide to break free and experiment, you'll soon realize there are a whole lot of options out there for getting your protein!
Denise Knutter Profile
Denise Knutter answered
Go into any GNC store. They have every type of shake, protein bars, and powder to make your own shakes in every size and flavor. Costly but that is what my 20 yr old son used to do when he was getting "beefed up" for football season back when he was in high school.  In fact, a lot of your discount stores and bigger drug stores, like Wal-Mart and Wal-Greens have started to sell the protein bars and powder to make the shakes.  My son still swears by GNC though, depends on your budget.
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christine johnston
You took the words right out of my mouth!! Thank goodness I scrolled down and read yours before putting in my answer.
Anonymous commented
Well, some more alternatives are beans, and spinach, and other dark green plants. Those have loads of protein, without having to eat meat. I should know, because I am a vegan, and I have to find other ways to have protein.
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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
 Beans, fish and poultry provide plenty of protein, without much saturated fat. Steer clear of fatty meats and use whole-milk dairy products sparingly. For more information on saturated fat, read "Fats and Cholesterol: Out with the Bad, In with the Good. Vegetable sources of protein, such as beans, nuts, and whole grains, are excellent choices, and they offer healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals. The best animal protein choices are fish and poultry. If you are partial to red meat, stick with the leanest cuts, choose moderate portion sizes, and make it only an occasional part of your diet.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
My son used to build while he was in high school. He ate worms, and it's said that that is where you get the highest amount of protein. I couldn't imagine eating them myself, but some people do. Hope this didn't creep you out too much.
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Anonymous answered
I consider fish & poultry to be meat. I'm a vegetarian, and I eat things like beans, lots of vegetables. Try protein shakes and protein bars, maybe some type of protein supplement. Ultimately, beans are one of the best sources of protein there is.

I hope this helps!
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Anonymous answered
Beans and spinach, and other dark green plants! Those are excellent alternatives to meat.
Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

there! If you are a serious bodybuilder, nutrition is something that you need
to master. It will be wise to inform yourself from more reliable sources than! I suggest that you consult a dietitian or a professional coach. You
will easily find plenty of protein-rich vegetarian food out there and here is a
list that you can refer to: Hope this helps and all
the best! 

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Anonymous answered
Most of the guys I know get the protein shake mix from any general nutrition center but they also sell protein bars as well. Some of these are sold in regular retail stores but if you would like to get the best stuff GNC would be your best bet.

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