So, since I'm a poor doctoral student I need to revamp my diet to save on food bill. I like red meat but it's rather expensive. I eat red meat on a fairly constant basis (also chicken). However, since I have to be careful with money, it is difficult to eat that much red meat and chicken, but I still want to try to eat both on a daily basis. Do you think it would be okay to offset red meat and chicken with other foods? For example, instead of eating a whole piece of steak or chicken (8-10 oz), chopping it into 3 smaller pieces and eating a piece a day with other foods at the same time.
This would be a sample diet. This is just off the top of my head--just an example. I would obviously need to hone the diet
Meal 1 - 2 scoops of whey protein, fruit.
Meal 2 - Half a piece of steak, 2-3 whole eggs.
Meal 3 - Half a piece of chicken, 2-3 whole eggs.
Meal 4 - same as meal 3, mixed nuts, whatever else.
Like I said, this is just a sample. Don't know what meal 5 and 6 would be.
So, since eggs are most likely cheaper in the long run, I'd be incorporating those more into each meal to offset the lack of protein I am getting from the smaller portions of meat and chicken. Think this would save money? Would it still be as effective? I mean, I know it comes down to genetics, etc. However, is a meal plan like this a total waste of time? Can you see it being somewhat beneficial.
Thanks for any help that is offered