Some people feel it’s important to eat a wide variety of protein sources every day. For instance, in one day they might eat eggs, chicken, fish, turkey and red meat at different meals, this is because they each have a slightly different amino acid profile. Others don’t believe in that, and will eat all-chicken meals or all-fish meals, especially when they are dieting.
Dennis Wolf: I do think it’s a good idea to eat a variety of protein sources, and I get three or four a day plus a protein shake. When I am in prep mode, I like to eat chicken pre-workout and red meat post-workout. My later meals tend to be fish. When I am in the final few weeks of dieting, I will eat more red meat meals if I see I am starting to get flat. Red meat helps me stay full. If I am more white fish meals as they are lower in fat and calories. In the off-season, every day I will usually eat eggs, chicken, bison and a protein shake.
Dexter Jackson: I don’t think eating a variety of different protein sources matters when it comes to building muscle or maintaining muscle. As far as I’m concerned, protein is protein. The only reason I switch up my sources is because it would drive me nuts to eat the same thing. Who the hell want to eat chicken and only chicken, all the time? As it is, I only eat three different types of protein when I diet: Chicken , steak and fish. And I get pretty sick of those after a while too, I’m not one of those guys who love eating six meals a day. If I could look as good eating only twice a day. I would.
Which of those do you do, and do you think it makes a difference?
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