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Leangains training day protein?

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Created September 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I'm pretty new to Leangains (about two or three weeks now) and I've been doing paleo for the better part of a year. I have no issues on rest days with high protein, a good amount of fat, and carbs low (around 15% or less of calorie intake). My issues come on training days, where I have no issue getting the carbs to over 200g. My issue is to get my protein high, I also seem to get fat on the higher side as well. Even when all I have are chicken breasts the fat seems to be higher than it should be. What lean proteins work well on training days?

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White fish such as haddock is relatively low in fat and high in protein

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Grill your chicken. tinned tuna and cottage cheese are low fat high protein. Lean gains defiantly limits your food choices.

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Ha, good catch. Had to edit that...

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I have been doing canned tuna a bit, and it is a great source of lean protein. It's almost like a carb cheat day with bad tasting protein choices on training days and no carb wonderful fatty protein choices (had an amazing pork tenderloin last night) on rest days.

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High-protein, lower-fat days - Chicken breast, chicken tenderloins, egg whites, tuna, white fish, lean pork and beef cuts. I'm not a fan of low-fat dairy products, but am a fan of Whey protein.

Moderate-protein, high-fat days - Fattier cuts of beef, chicken, whole eggs (or just egg yolks), salmon, sardines. I tend to use these days to eat my favorite proteins, even if they are lean. The lean ones, I just add Ghee, butter, coconut oil or olive oil to.

In fact, on the low-fat days, I tend to really focus on using the quality fats combined with my veggies, which helps me absorb the nutrients better. I've found this is more critical on these days both for maximizing benefits of eating euality food, but also for recovery.

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on September 28, 2012
at 10:34 PM

+1 if you put it back to "porn"

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on September 28, 2012
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Is lean porn good?

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on September 28, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Ha, good catch. Had to edit that...

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All sorts of white fish, tuna steaks, canned tuna, low-fat cottage cheese. Even if you're buying salmon or the leaner ground beef at the store you should be able to hit everything within your macros depending on the cooking method. Grill is your friend. My personal favorite is to buy some sort of curry mix and instead of using coconut milk just go with water or low-fat milk. Adds moisture to whatever lean meat you're cooking w/out adding a lot of fat.

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on September 14, 2012
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I have been doing canned tuna a bit, and it is a great source of lean protein. It's almost like a carb cheat day with bad tasting protein choices on training days and no carb wonderful fatty protein choices (had an amazing pork tenderloin last night) on rest days.

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