Muscle-building tricks for tightwads

For lunch, I eat two cans of tuna mixed with Italian dressing, mayonnaise or tartar sauce, and bacon bits, depending on my mood.

Before bed, I have a protein shake made with two scoops of protein powder and half and half cream.

This is why:

Those two feedings give me 150 grams of protein, plus lots of calories and fat. And those two meals get me closer to my goal of 200 grams of protein per day.

But even better, those two feedings only cost me about a dollar a meal, perfect for a normal guy like me with a family to support.

As you may have guessed, I got the ideas for those two meals by studying how bodybuilders of yesteryear ate.

It seems that modern bodybuilders have all the money in the world to spend on expensive supplements and gourmet dinners. But guys of yore had to find ways to build muscle WITHOUT breaking the bank.

So they stuck to the basics. The tried and true meals. Protein shakes with heavy cream. Tuna and mayonnaise. Of course, you may be wondering if eating that much protein at 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, nonsense.

Think about it: if you were starving yourself with a single meal that consisted of nothing more than 200 grams of protein, do you really think that your body would eliminate 170 grams of protein and leave you to die? Of course, no. Your body will adapt to use what it needs to sustain life.

Clearly, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčeating only 30 grams of protein per meal is just a myth.

Try my cheap muscle building meals and see how quickly you add lean muscle mass. It’s not sexy, but it works.

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