For lunch, I eat two cans of tuna fish mixed with either Italian dressing, mayo or tartar sauce and bacon bits depending on my mood.
Before I go to bed, I drink a protein shake made with two scoops of protein powder and half & half creamer.
Those two feedings get me 150 grams of protein, plus plenty of calories and fat. And those two meals get my within striking distance of my goal of 200 grams of protein per day.
But even better, those two feedings only cost me about a dollar per meal – perfect for a regular guy like me with a family to support.
As you might have guessed, I got the ideas for those two meals by studying how old-time bodybuilders ate.
It seems modern day bodybuilders have all the money in the world to throw away on high-priced supplements and gourmet dinners. But the old-time guys had to find ways to build muscle WITHOUT breaking the bank.
So they stuck with the basics. The tried and true meals. Protein shakes with heavy cream. Tuna and mayo. Of course, you might be wondering if eating that much protein in one meal is effective.
Most modern bodybuilding advice will tell you that the body can only absorb 30 grams of protein per meal. This is, of course, hogwash.
Think about it: If you were starving to death and at only one meal consisting of nothing more than 200 grams of protein, do you really think your body would just flush away 170 grams of protein and let you die? Of course not. Your body will adapt to use what it needs to sustain life.
So clearly, the idea of eating only 30 grams of protein per meal is just a myth.
Try my cheap muscle building meals and watch how fast you add lean muscle mass. It ain't sexy, but it works.