Protein content of different foods

Protein content, mostly cribbed from Atkins Carb Counter. Adding more as I buy food things, from the labels.

2.5 g – 1 avocado
1.1 g – 0.5 cup of broccoli
1.5 g – 0.5 cup of Brussels sprouts
1.1 g – 0.5 cup of kale
0.4 g – 1 medium spear of asparagus
0.3 g – 0.5 cup of chopped arugula
0.6 g – 1 cup of spinach
0.6 g – 1 cup of romaine lettuce
0.9 g – 0.5 cup of green beans
0.7 g – 0.5 cup (about 1) bell pepper

9.0 g – 0.5 cup black beans
6.0 g – 0.25 cup of lentils
6.5 g – 0.5 cup of pinto beans
5.0 g – 0.2 cups of shelled edamame
24.5 g – 15 oz can of organic kidney beans from TJ’s. makes 3 x 1/2 cup.
24.5 g – 15 oz can of organic Great Northern beans from TJ’s. makes 3 x 1/2 cup.
24.5 g – 15 oz can of organic black beans from TJ’s. makes 3 x 1/2 cup.

7.0 g – 2 tbsp peanut butter
7.0 g – 2 tbsp almond butter
4.1 g – 1 oz Brazil nuts
4.3 g – 1 oz walnuts

7.5 g – 1 oz of Swiss cheese
4.0 g – 1 oz of crumbled feta

6.3 g – 1 egg

Meats and Fishes:
3.0 g – 1 slice of bacon
50. g – 6 oz of chicken breast
40. g – 6 oz of pork chop
45. g – 6 oz of beef/steak
21. g – 6 oz of brats, pork and beef
15. g – 1 Landjäger
37. g – 6 oz of salmon
43. g – 6 oz of canned tuna
21. g – 3 oz of 20% ground beef
22. g – 3 oz of 15% ground beef
28. g – 4 oz of canned skipjack tuna in water (from TJ’s, added on March 27)
11. g – 1 sweet Italian style chicken sausage from TJ’s

Protein content in 10 gram increments

Protein content, cribbed from Atkins Carb Counter. Dreisatz: how much of each food makes for 10 grams of protein?

4 avocados
4.5 cups of broccoli
4 cups of Brussels sprouts
4.5 cups of kale
25 medium spears of asparagus
15 cups of chopped arugula
15 cups of spinach
15 cups of romaine lettuce
5 cups of green beans

0.6 cup black beans
0.5 cup of lentils
0.4 cup of pinto beans
0.4 cup of edamame

3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp almond butter
2.5 oz Brazil nuts
2.5 oz walnuts

1.5 oz of Swiss cheese
2.5 oz of crumbled feta

1 1/2 eggs

Meats and Fishes:
3.5 slices of bacon
1 oz of chicken breast
1.5 oz of pork chop
1 oz of beef/steak
3 oz of brats, pork and beef
3/4 Landjäger
1.5 oz of salmon
1 oz of canned tuna
1.4 oz of canned skipjack tuna in water (from TJ’s, added on March 27)
1.5 oz of 15% or 20% ground beef

Four Hour Rules

Set Goal:
Follow Four Hour Body for four weeks

Set Start Date: March 17, 2014

Starting Protocol/Weekly Check-in/End Protocol:
– MEASURE both upper arms (mid-bicep), waist (horizontal at navel), hips (at widest point below waist), and both legs (mid-thigh). Total these numbers to arrive at your Total Inches (TI).
– TAKE BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS: from the front, back, and side. Wear either underwear or a bathing suit.

MAIN FOOD RULES, from the book:
1. Avoid … all bread, rice (including brown), cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, and fried food with breading.

2. Mix and match from the following list of foods, constructing each meal with one pick from each of the three groups (i.e. each meal should consist of protein, legumes, and vegetables):
*Egg whites with 1– 2 whole eggs for flavor (or, if organic, 2– 5 whole eggs, including yolks)
*Chicken breast or thigh
*Beef (preferably grass-fed)
*Black beans
Pinto beans
Red beans
*Mixed vegetables (including broccoli, cauliflower, or any other cruciferous vegetables)
*Sauerkraut, kimchee
Green beans
* starred = worked especially well for the author, resulted in greatest fat loss

3. Don’t drink calories. 1-2 glasses of red wine per day are ok.

4. Don’t eat fruit. Tomatoes and avocados are ok in moderation.

5. Observe a cheat day once a week.


1. Eat breakfast, with about 30 g of protein, within an hour of waking

2. Eat at least 20 g of protein each meal.

3. Drink enough water.

4. Eat fermented foods (sauerkraut, kimchee, kefir, plain yogurt) and/or add probiotics for better gut bacteria

5. Add cinnamon to your coffee or foods, up to 1 1/2 tsp a day to decrease sugar spikes

6. Drink 3 tablespoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice before meal to decrease sugar spikes

7. Eat SLOWLY. Spend at least 30 minutes eating lunch and dinner.

8. Eat decent quantities of fat at each larger meal.


1. Minimize the release of insulin:
1.1. Ensure that your first meal of the day is not a binge meal. Make it high in protein (at least 30 grams) and insoluble fiber (legumes will handle this). The protein will decrease your appetite for the remainder of the binge and prevent total self-destruction. The fiber will be important later to prevent diarrhea. In total, this can be a smallish meal of 300– 500 calories.

1.2. Consume a small quantity of fructose, fruit sugar, in grapefruit juice before the second meal, which is the first crap meal. Even small fructose dosing has an impressive near-flat-lining effect on blood glucose.

1.3. Consume citric juices, whether lime juice squeezed into water, lemon juice on food, or a beverage like citrus kombucha.

2. Exercise to bring GLUT-4 (glucose transporter type 4) to the surface of muscle cells, opening more gates for the calories to flow into.
2.1. 30-50 reps of the following, a few minutes before eating, and about 90 minutes afterwards:
– squats
– wall presses (pushups against a wall)
– chest pulls with resistance band

3. Add caffeine or yerba mate tea at large meals to shorten time to food exiting stomach