30 Grams of Protein Within 30 Minutes of Waking Up @tferriss @fourhourlife #fourhourbody #fourhourworkweek #fourhourlife #4hb #4hww #fhl #paleo


Picture from fitnesstreats.com.

I woke up early this morning, and decided to start Tim Ferriss’s idea of 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up, one of the key principles of the Four Hour Body. This is easier said than done! If you’re not planning it, having that much protein on hand for breakfast is rather difficult.

It turns out that a large egg only has 6 grams of protein, so unless you’re willing to eat cheese (the way I’m cheating this morning) or you have on hand some chicken or salmon, you’re going to have to eat a lot of eggs! Adding in almond milk before I scrambled the eggs was a bit of a help, and a banana will be a bit more, but it’s still a process to get to 30 grams unplanned!

Using the Google image search tool, I looked for “30 grams of protein” and got the above image from fitnesstreats.com – the five egg white halves are illustrative of this point! (The picture also demonstrates that this concept fits mostly well with paleo eating as well!)

Basically, you need to eat a real meat (chicken, turkey, or salmon) to easily get that amount.

Steven Pasquini of the Four Hour Life does have a post in which he details some easy ways to get to thirty grams. I should have just started with that!