So, i bought myself a barbell and some weights at the start of the month, and started to work out after i had found a workout and nutrition plan that fits my needs. I've allready seen a bit of progress, my back doesn't hurt as much as it does before, which makes me quite happy. What i'm having a bit of a problem with is how much protein i should eat. The nutrition plan i found suggests, like many other plans i've seen, to eat 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.
They had this little calculator in the site, i put my bodyweight in (currently 100 kilogram), and it tells me to eat 216 gram of protein a day. And i simply have no clue how i am supposed to eat this much protein. Even if i eat an entire pack of chicken (600 gram) a day, i only end up with 138 grams, when adding the protein shake i drink after my workout, i'm at 157. I can neither afford to eat more chicken (chicken is far and wide the most expensive meat around here, and don't even get me started on salmon), nor can i afford to gulp down 4 protein shakes a day. Is that the deciding factor in the end? Does one really need to simply spend a shit ton of money on chicken and protein shakes, or are there some protein packed foods i am simply overlooking? Because otherwise i have no clue how to hit these 216 gram per day.