McDonalds and Bodybuilding (Best Foods to Gain or Lose Weight!) – Vekhayn (2023)

I attribute a ton of my success in bodybuilding to McDonalds. I used to work there full-time and was able to take a lot of free food home every night.

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Still to this day a large part of my diet consists of McDonalds. And people say I look buff- and I’m far from ‘obese’ or anything like that.

The truth is- McDonalds is like a secret weapon for bodybuilding. It provides great nutrition, cheap food, and tasty food.

Here’s how to use mcdonalds for bodybuilding- including the best items to purchase.

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1Why is McDonalds Good For Bodybuilding?

2McDonalds and Bodybuilding on a Bulk

2.1#1 – Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese [BEST]

2.2#2 – Two McChickens [CHEAPEST]

2.3#3 – The 2 Sausage McMuffin with Egg Tommy Combo

3McDonalds and Bodybuilding on a Cut

3.1#1 – The McDouble

3.3#3 – The Big Mac (What??)

3.4#4 – Buttermilk Crispy Chicken/Grilled Chicken




Why is McDonalds Good For Bodybuilding?

McDonalds is good for bodybuilding for many reasons.

Firstly, it’s cheap. Something many people overlook when starting bodybuilding is the cost of food.

I myself have been victim of being forced to ‘cut’ or ‘lose weight’ because I cannot actually afford enough food to eat. It’s a tough life.

Regardless, mcdonalds offers really cheap options to keep gaining weight- and therefore putting on muscle.

Secondly, McDonalds is PERFECT for bodybuilding food. They have a ton of options with high protein and great overall nutritional density.

So, they give great tasting food that’s cheap. What more is there to say?

McDonalds and Bodybuilding on a Bulk

When you’re bulking, McDonalds is the sweet spot. An easy amount of calories for a cheap amount of money.

If you’ve read my post all about why dirty bulking is the secret to getting big- you may already know some options. But here are the best things to get at McDonalds on a bulk.

#1 – Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese [BEST]

The double quarter pounder with cheese is a MUST-HAVE for those that want to use mcdonalds for bodybuilding.

First of all- this thing is tasty. And probably some of the healthiest things you can get on the menu. They cook this 1/2 lb of meat fresh everytime its’ ordered. And as far as I know, there’s not a lot ‘bad’ about it.

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When I cooked off that meet, it looked like real meat. And it tastes real too.

The Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese will set you off with this nutrition for the day:

  • Calories: 720 calories
  • Protein: 49g
  • Fat: 40g
  • Carbs: 43g

I mean- for most bodybuilders, we generally aim for 130-150g of protein a day. This sandwich will easily put you 1/3rd of the way there already.

And like I said, this sandwich tastes really good.

#2 – Two McChickens [CHEAPEST]

Look, not all of us are carrying fat money bags, especially if we’re ordering from McDonald’s.

I know this all too well. McDonald’s sells the McChicken 2 for $2. So if you buy 1 McChicken it’s something like $1.50, and if you buy two mcchickens it’s $2.

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This means you can get 2 mcchickens for $2.

These things are INCREDIBLY filling. And they taste REALLY good. Plus the nutrition isn’t bad at all.

  • Calories: 800 calories
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 42g
  • Carbs: 78g

While the Tommy 2 McChicken special doesn’t give a billion grams of protein or anything- it’s really good and cheap.

When I only have like $10 in my bank account and can barely afford food, the 2 mcchickens are sure to keep my bulk going. It’s some of the cheapest food you can buy!

#3 – The 2 Sausage McMuffin with Egg Tommy Combo

The sausage mcmuffin with egg is a KINGPIN of McDonalds.

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First of all, who doesn’t love the sausage mcmuffin with egg? It’s soooo delicious. But do you know how good the nutrition is on two of them?

  • Calories: 960
  • Protein: 42g
  • Fat: 60g
  • Carbs: 60g

That’s not bad. I always buy two, as they usually do like a 2 sausage mcmuffins for $4 deal.

These things are fricken DELICIOUS. There is no doubt about that. There is a good reason they are one of the most ordered items on McDonalds menu.

With the recent addition of all-day breakfast, these things are obtainable every hour of every day. (But if you’re ordering it late at night I recommend asking for it to be Cooked to Order…)

The protein isn’t insane. But for $4, these things will fill you up, and get a ton of food in you.

#4 – The Reese’s/Oreo/M&M McFlurry

When it comes to McDonalds and bodybuilding, the mcflurry is the secret weapon.

Delicious, easy to devour, and packed with calories and protein- the mcflurry is a favorite of anybody trying to gain weight.

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Here’s the nutrition on it:

  • Calories: 640 calories
  • Carbs: 96g
  • Fats: 21g
  • Proteins: 13g

Let me say this- I don’t know what McDonald’s puts in their ice-cream. But it’s so addicting and I can’t stop eating.

This helps the dilemma of a bodybuilder, who is trying to eat as much as possible for cheap as possible. Not bad- plus it’s got some decent protein in it.

McDonalds and Bodybuilding on a Cut

Alright, so you’ve done your bulk and now you need to actually lose the weight.

What are some of the best budget options? Tastier options? Or even healthy options?

Let’s take a look at my favorite foods for cutting down weight.

#1 – The McDouble

The McDouble is really a double-edged sword. It sits at a clean 390 calories, but can make or break you depending on who you are.

If you’re able to stop in, order a mcdouble and feel full after eating it- this is a godsend.

I added this because I know many people think the mcdouble is incredibly filling and order it as a normal meal sandwich. However, I personally don’t feel full after eating it.

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So I use this by ordering it at times where I can’t eat more. I’ll order a McDouble before heading to school because I can’t eat during class. That way my appetite will go away during class and it will stop me from constantly eating in the meantime.

Now if you aren’t smart- you can go to McDonald’s and get sucked into buying a fry with the McDouble- and now your diet is going out the drain.

Just stick with the sandwich, it has great nutrition, it’s fairly cheap, but make sure it’s just the sandwich.

  • Calories: 390 calories
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Protein: 22g

#2 – The Grilled Chicken Salad with No Sauce (INCREDIBLY FILLING AND TASTY – 200 CALORIES!)

Look- I’ve never been some ‘salad’ freak. Sure, I’ll eat it- but it’s not my choice of food.

But when I worked those grueling 8-hour shifts at McDonald’s and needed to lose weight, this was my savior.

Right now due to COVID-19, it looks like they aren’t offering this. But when McDonald’s stops pretending that they can’t get ahold of salad because of the pandemic, it will be back.

This thing will only set you back around 200 calories, but it is incredibly filling.

All you have to do is order like a southwest salad with grilled chicken and nothing else on it. Just the lettuce and grilled chicken.

I’m not sure how McDonald’s does it- but their grilled chicken is nothing short of incredible.

Ultimately, you get a lot of vegetables and protein. McDonald’s took down the nutrition on this- but if my memory serves me right you get around 25g of protein for 200 calories.

Plus, you’ll feel full after. Good stuff!

#3 – The Big Mac (What??)

I put the big mac on this list for a good reason.

It’s INCREDIBLY filling, and only 550 calories. There’s something many people don’t like to talk about when losing weight: how full you are.

Let me tell you something: if you feel full- it’s way harder to eat. If you feel full 24 hours a day, it’s going to be basically impossible to lose weight.

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The Big Mac has a ‘third’ bun- that’s more stuff to fill up your stomach and make you feel fuller. Plus, this sandwich gets lettuce, which is more vegetables to fill you up.

One of the golden rules of bodybuilding and in general nutrition is: the more protein, the more it will fill you up.

The Big Mac comes with 25g of protein and has a decent amount of meat on it, the same amount as the McDouble actually.

This is a BIG sandwich that is going to fill you up. Plus, it’s incredibly tasty. I mean, there’s a reason it’s the #1 item on the McDonalds menu.

In terms of McDonalds and bodybuilding, the big mac is actually a very secret item for cutting. I buy it all the time. At only 550 calories, this will barely knock out 1/3rd of someone’s TDEE while cutting.

And it won’t make you hate yourself.

#4 – Buttermilk Crispy Chicken/Grilled Chicken

You may be confused why I put on the buttermilk crispy chicken on this list- but hear me out.

You can also choose to get grilled chicken on this sandwich instead of a crispy chicken.

The grilled chicken sandwich will save you roughly 200-300 calories, but that’s not the point.

When it comes to losing weight, you need to have fun with it and be happy. I love fried chicken as much as the next guy! Having a crispy buttermilk chicken sandwich from McDonalds is INCREDIBLY filling and tastes really good.

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There’s a lot in the sandwich, plus it’s nutrition is REALLY good. I mean honestly, you can’t go wrong by getting it.

It sits at around 600 calories, on a cut- that’s around 1/3rd of your total TDEE. But the sandwich is really good and will make you happy- that’s the important thing.

I’m sick of seeing these posts telling people to only eat salad for 3 months. The truth is- that’s not how any of this works. If you only have to eat salad for 3 months, you’re just going to hate yourself and not want to lose weight anymore.

Having some fried chicken and actually feeling full after a meal is what’s important. It keeps you happy and keeps you going on your goals to lose weight.

Plus honestly- it’s not even that bad of a choice nutritionally. You’ll likely still have 1300 calories left over for the day.


The truth is in- McDonalds and bodybuilding is awesome, and incredibly doable.

If I’ve been able to get such a good physique and that’s been most of my diet- they’re doing something right.

Tell me in the comments what your favorite item from McDonalds is for bodybuilding. Mine was the bacon mcdouble before they got rid of it…



Is McDonald's good for Building muscle? ›

Hi there, I would not recommend that. Building lean muscle needs a protein-rich diet, and it's best when it comes from clean and healthy sources.

What's the best thing to eat at McDonald's after workout? ›

Big Mac - If you want protein and carbs quick, then the Big Mac could be a good bet if you want a mucky cheat. With 490 calories - including 28g of protein, 41g of carbs and 24g of fat - you won't regret it. Ask for no sauce or cheese to cut down on fat which slows down digestion.

What McDonald's food has the most protein? ›

The Double Quarter Pounder is high-calorie and high-fat, but that also comes with the most protein on the McDonald's menu.

Is McDonald's a good post workout meal? ›

Adrian Collins. While most people have been conditioned to grab a protein shake post-workout, some new research suggests that giving in to your craving for a McDonald's might be just as nutritious.

What fast food is good for working out? ›

The 15 Best High-Protein Fast Food Meals You Can Eat
  • Mcdonald's Mcdouble. ...
  • Arby's Roast Chicken Entrée Salad. ...
  • Chick-fil-a Lemon Kale Caesar. ...
  • Wendy's Apple Pecan Salad. ...
  • Chipotle Salad With Chicken, Fajita Vegetables And Roasted Chili-corn Salsa. ...
  • Shake Shack Shackburger (lettuce Wrap) ...
  • Subway 6-inch Oven Roasted Chicken Sub.
May 6, 2021

Can you bulk with fast food? ›

Junk food should never make up the bulk of your diet, even if the food choices fit your calorie needs. Junk food isn't filling and may leave you feeling hungry. This can be problematic for fat loss.

What happens to your body after eating McDonald's? ›

Fast food is often high in calories, fat, and sugar but low in nutrients and fiber. While eating fast food occasionally isn't a problem, consuming it frequently may raise your risk of obesity, heart attack, and other health issues.

Can I eat mcdonalds if I workout everyday? ›

Is it okay to eat McDonald's every day as long as you work out? It is undoubtedly a poor strategy, and the outcome is not going to be optimal. The ideal way to improve your fitness, become more robust, and develop more endurance is NOT eating Fast Food and Drinks every day and working out.

What is the healthiest thing to eat at McDonald's? ›

Best Healthy Options at McDonald's
  • Egg McMuffin.
  • Fruit & Maple Oatmeal.
  • Filet-O-Fish.
  • Apple Slices.
  • Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait.
  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad.
  • McChicken.
  • Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
6 days ago

What is the richest protein food? ›

8 Best High-Protein Foods
  • Lean Beef. 22 grams protein (3-ounce serving) of 93% lean ground beef. ...
  • Chicken. 27 grams protein (3-ounce serving) of skinless chicken breast. ...
  • Salmon. 19 grams protein (3-ounce serving) ...
  • Eggs. 6 grams protein (1 large egg) ...
  • Peanut Butter. 7 grams protein (2 tablespoons) ...
  • Pasta. ...
  • Cottage Cheese. ...
  • Lentils.
Feb 1, 2023

What is the healthiest meat at McDonald's? ›

Hamburger. "The hamburger tops the charts as the burger with the least calories and fat that McDonald's has to offer," says Goodson. "At 250 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 12 grams of protein, this could fit into almost anyone's meal plan without breaking their caloric bank.

Should you rest after a big meal? ›

Directly after a meal it's good to sit and relax, or even lie down on your left side for 10 to15 minutes. Then, 15 to 30 minutes after eating, go for a walk. Studies also say that the longer the walk, the better—but 15 to 30 minutes is enough to provide significant cardiovascular protection.

Is it best to eat your biggest meal after a workout? ›

Eating a larger meal a few hours after your workout also helps your body recover. Two hours after a workout, up the ante by having a more substantial meal, such as: A vegetable-and-cheese omelet with whole wheat toast.

Can I go to gym after eating fast food? ›

While it's usually unnecessary to wait until food is fully digested before exercising, it's best to give it some time to settle in your stomach. For most people, 1–2 hours is sufficient after a moderate-sized meal, while waiting at least 30 minutes after a snack is fine.

What foods to avoid when working out? ›

For an optimal gym session, avoid these seven foods and drinks.
  • Flaxseed. Flaxseed is rich in fiber, which is of course good for the body. ...
  • Protein bars. Don't be fooled by protein bars sold in supermarkets. ...
  • Fast food. ...
  • (Read also: 10 essential foods for muscle building)
  • Dairy products. ...
  • Sugar. ...
  • Eggs. ...
  • Spicy foods.
Sep 28, 2016

What should I eat or drink after a workout? ›

Sample post-workout meals and snacks
  • grilled chicken with roasted vegetables and rice.
  • egg omelet with avocado spread on whole-grain toast.
  • salmon with sweet potato.
  • tuna salad sandwich on whole grain bread.
  • tuna and crackers.
  • oatmeal, whey protein, banana, and almonds.
  • cottage cheese and fruits.
  • pita and hummus.

What foods should you avoid while working? ›

Keep scrolling for a list of foods you should try to keep out of the office:
  • Anything smelly. Karen/flickr. ...
  • Anything messy. Nan Palmero/flickr. ...
  • Anything too crunchy or loud. ...
  • Anything too greasy. ...
  • Anything your coworkers are allergic to. ...
  • Anything distracting to your coworkers. ...
  • Anything that will hurt your productivity.
Nov 10, 2016

What foods to avoid when building muscle? ›

Avoid or limit alcohol, foods with added sugars and deep-fried foods. In addition to your diet, whey protein, creatine and caffeine can be useful supplements.

Is it OK to dirty bulk? ›

Following a dirty bulk for an extended period can lead to compromised health. Following a dirty bulk may cause several negative side effects, including excess fat gain, sluggishness, and abnormal levels of some important health markers. Thus, it's best followed as a short-term strategy.

What happens if I lift weights but don't diet? ›

Lifting and doing strength training without adequate nutrition, especially without enough protein, can actually lead to loss of muscle tissue. Furthermore, if you aren't eating right you won't have the energy to do the workouts that lead to muscle gain.

What helps you bulk up fast? ›

Eight diet tips to help you build muscle mass
  • Breakfast will help build Muscle Mass. ...
  • Eat every three hours. ...
  • Protein with Each Meal Helps Boost Muscle Mass. ...
  • Eat fruit and vegetables with each meal. ...
  • Eat carbs only after your workout. ...
  • Eat healthy fats to help build Muscle mass. ...
  • Drinking water helps you build Muscle Mass.

What food makes you gain weight the fastest? ›

Here are 18 of the best foods to help you gain weight or add muscle, the healthy way.
  1. Homemade protein smoothies. Drinking homemade protein smoothies can be a highly nutritious and quick way to gain weight. ...
  2. Milk. ...
  3. Rice. ...
  4. Nuts and nut butters. ...
  5. Red meats. ...
  6. Potatoes and starches. ...
  7. Salmon and oily fish. ...
  8. Protein supplements.

How can a skinny guy bulk up fast? ›

Here are the top nutrition strategies for putting on healthy weight quickly.
  1. Eat More Often to Gain Weight. ...
  2. Choose Low Volume Foods to Gain Weight. ...
  3. Get Protein At Every Meal to Gain Weight. ...
  4. Cook With Healthy Fats to Gain Weight. ...
  5. Use Toppings, Sauces, and Add Ons to Gain Weight. ...
  6. Track Your Intake to Gain Weight.
Feb 24, 2021

How long does McDonald's stay in your body? ›

After 60 minutes: Your body typically takes 24 to 72 hours to digest food, but burgers can take more time because they are greasier. The Big Mac can take more than three days to fully digest.

Does Mcdonalds stay in your body? ›

Food typically takes 24-72 hours to digest, but the grease and trans fat inside a Big Mac means the digestion time for the McDonald's signature burger can easily go beyond three days. "If you want to enjoy a Big Mac, try to keep it an occasional event," is the advice from Fast Food Menu Price.

What is the healthiest fast food place? ›

10 Fast-Food Restaurants That Serve Healthy Foods
  1. Chipotle. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a restaurant chain that specializes in foods like tacos and burritos. ...
  2. Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A is a fast-food restaurant that specializes in chicken sandwiches. ...
  3. Wendy's. ...
  4. McDonald's. ...
  5. Ruby Tuesday. ...
  6. The Cheesecake Factory. ...
  7. KFC. ...
  8. Subway.
Feb 14, 2023

Can you lift weights and eat junk food? ›

Eating foods high in fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates (most of which are empty calories) can affect your exercise performance by draining your energy, impairing your metabolism, contributing to weight gain and raising your risk of other chronic diseases.

How many times a week is it OK to eat mcdonalds? ›

How many times a week can I have mcdonalds? In fact 2 or 3 times a week is probably fine too. As long as you get a decent mix of food in your diet and a decent amount of exercise.

Will I gain weight if I eat McDonald's once a week? ›

Will I gain weight if I cheat once a week? In order to gain a pound of fat, you would need to add about 500 calories a day on top of your normal diet, every day, for about 7 days. This makes gaining any significant amount of fat from even the craziest all-out cheat days extremely unlikely.

What to eat at mcdonalds if your trying to lose weight? ›

  • Hamburger. A plain hamburger at McDonald's contains 250 calories, which means it's one of the lowest-calorie items on the menu. ...
  • Six-piece Chicken McNuggets. With 250 calories per serving, the six-piece Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's can be a good option if you're trying to lose or maintain weight.
Jun 24, 2021

Are McDonald's fries real potatoes? ›

Yep. The most common potatoes we use for McDonald's fries include the Russet Burbank, Russet Ranger, Umatilla Russet and the Shepody—varieties known for producing a flavorful fry that's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

How to get 100g protein a day? ›

14 Easy Ways to Increase Your Protein Intake
  1. Eat your protein first. ...
  2. Snack on cheese. ...
  3. Replace cereal with eggs. ...
  4. Top your food with chopped almonds. ...
  5. Choose Greek yogurt. ...
  6. Have a protein shake for breakfast. ...
  7. Include a high protein food with every meal. ...
  8. Choose leaner, slightly larger cuts of meat.

What food has 100g of protein? ›

Plant-based food that contains high protein content are legumes, like peas, soy, and grains.
1. Protein from animal sources.
FoodProtein per 100 gCalories per 100g
Chicken32.8 g148 cal
Beef26.4 g163 cal
Pork (loin)22.2 g131 cal
Duck19.3 g133 cal
15 more rows
Mar 15, 2022

What are the 3 best protein foods? ›

Top 10 Protein Foods
  • Fish.
  • Seafood.
  • Skinless, white-meat poultry.
  • Lean beef (including tenderloin, sirloin, eye of round) ADVERTISEMENT.
  • Skim or low-fat milk.
  • Skim or low-fat yogurt.
  • Fat-free or low-fat cheese.
  • Eggs.

What is the healthiest food in the world? ›

Lemons have been widely regarded in the health industry as the world's healthiest food. The sour fruit is an alkalising powerfood; they have strong anti-inflammatory qualities and can even help to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

What is the healthiest thing to eat? ›

Top 10 Foods for Health
  1. Water. Drink 8 to 12 cups of water daily.
  2. Dark Green Vegetables. Eat dark green vegetables at least three to four times a week. ...
  3. Whole Grains. Eat whole grains sat least two or three times daily. ...
  4. Beans and Lentils. Try to eat a bean-based meal at least once a week. ...
  5. Fish. ...
  6. Berries. ...
  7. Winter Squash. ...
  8. Soy.

What's the unhealthiest thing at McDonald's? ›

McDonald's 11 Unhealthiest Menu Items May Surprise You:
  • McGriddle. Calories: 448. Fat: 22 Grams. Sodium: 1,110 milligrams. ...
  • McGriddle. Calories: 448. Fat: 22 Grams. Sodium: 1,110 milligrams. ...
  • McDonald's Sausage Biscuit with Egg.
  • McDonald's Sausage Biscuit with Egg.
  • Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel. Calories: 630. Fat: 27 Grams.
Jan 8, 2017

What should I do immediately after eating? ›

5 things to do after eating a large meal
  1. Take a 10-minute walk. “A walk outside can help clear your mind and also help improve blood sugar levels,” says Smith. ...
  2. Relax and don't stress out. Don't be too hard on yourself, particularly if it's a one-time occurrence. ...
  3. Drink water. ...
  4. Take a probiotic. ...
  5. Plan your next meal.

How soon should you eat after a workout? ›

Eat after you exercise

To help your muscles recover and to replace their glycogen stores, eat a meal that contains both carbohydrates and protein within two hours of your exercise session if possible. Consider a snack if your meal is more than two hours away.

Should I eat protein before or after a workout? ›

Eating a snack or meal with protein and carbohydrates right after a workout will help ensure that you are giving your body the energy to replenish what you have used. It also helps to promote the repair and building of muscle.

Should I eat before or after a workout in the morning? ›

Eating before your morning workout will help provide your body with the fuel it needs. For certain types of exercise, such as strength training and long-duration cardio exercise, experts highly recommend eating a small meal or snack containing carbohydrates and a bit of protein 1–3 hours before you get started.

Should you hit the gym while fasting? ›

Yes, you can continue working out while fasting. But take it easy. Fasted workouts have their benefits. Working out on an empty stomach could help you lose weight because your body will rely on stored fuel, in the form of glycogen and fat 2 —rather than burning your most-recent meal.

Should you sit or stand after eating? ›

Stay Upright

Slouching or, even worse, lying down right after eating can encourage food to move back up and out of your stomach into your esophagus. Remaining upright and avoiding positions in which you're leaning back for two to three hours after a large meal will minimize the risk for heartburn, Dr. Saha advises.

What happens if you exercise and don't eat? ›

When you exercise on an empty stomach, you may burn valuable energy sources and have less stamina. Low blood sugar levels may also leave you feeling lightheaded, nauseous, or shaky. Another possibility is that your body will adjust to continually using fat reserves for energy, and start to store more fat than usual.

Is McDonald's food good for your body? ›

Fast food is often high in calories, fat, and sugar but low in nutrients and fiber. While eating fast food occasionally isn't a problem, consuming it frequently may raise your risk of obesity, heart attack, and other health issues.

Is mac and cheese good for bulking up? ›

Just like the name implies, the mac and cheese also provides 12 grams of muscle-building, hunger-quelling protein, or 26 percent of the RDA, per serving. Thanks to those key nutrients, you'll feel satisfied long after you've licked your bowl clean.

Are Mcdonalds burgers good for protein? ›

A hamburger with one beef patty contains 250 calories, 9g fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 31g carbohydrate, 6g sugar, 12g protein, and 510mg sodium. Without added cheese, extra patties, and sauces that come in other burgers, the hamburger is the lowest in calories and fat, while still providing plenty of protein.

What is the healthiest thing in McDonald's? ›

Best Healthy Options at McDonald's
  • Filet-O-Fish.
  • Apple Slices.
  • Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait.
  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad.
  • McChicken.
  • Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
  • Hamburger.
  • Six Piece Chicken McNuggets.
6 days ago

Who ate McDonald's for 30 days? ›

Because he could only eat McDonald's food for a month, Spurlock refused to take any medication at all. At one weigh-in, Spurlock lost 1 lb. from the previous weigh-in, and a nutritionist hypothesized that he had lost muscle mass, which weighs more than an identical volume of fat.

Which cheese is best for bodybuilding? ›

Your Top 10 Choices for Protein Rich Cheese
  • Pecorino Romano. ...
  • Cottage Cheese. ...
  • Edam. Protein per 100 Calories: 7.0g. ...
  • Gouda. Protein per 100 Calories: 7.0g. ...
  • Gloucester. Protein per 100 Calories: 5.8g. ...
  • Cheddar Cheese. Protein per 100 Calories: 5.6g. ...
  • Colby. Protein per 100 Calories: 6.1g. ...
  • Mozzarella Cheese. Protein per 100 Calories: 7.4g.
May 20, 2022

What is the dirty bulk? ›

A dirty bulk refers to a period of aggressive weight gain used to promote muscle and strength gains in strength sports and certain team sports.

Is cheese OK for bodybuilding? ›

Cheese is whey good for building muscle.

“It's one of the single best sources of whey protein, which is especially advantageous for muscle building. And it tastes a lot better than a gritty protein powder.”

Are cheeseburgers good for protein? ›

Amount of Protein

A large single-patty burger, weighing 7.75 ounces with all the fixings, offers nearly 26 grams of protein, while a similar-size cheeseburger has 32 grams. Small child-size single-patty burgers with condiments offer slightly more than 12 grams of total protein in a burger weighing 3.75 ounces.

Are burgers healthier than fries? ›

That's right. Ditch the fries and pick up a second burger for a better approach to health. The simple reason? By upping your protein intake — thanks to each burger's meat content — you'll be kept satiated for longer, your blood sugar levels will remain in-check and your daily calorie goal will be easier to meet.

What has the most protein? ›

8 Best High-Protein Foods
  • Lean Beef. 22 grams protein (3-ounce serving) of 93% lean ground beef. ...
  • Chicken. 27 grams protein (3-ounce serving) of skinless chicken breast. ...
  • Salmon. 19 grams protein (3-ounce serving) ...
  • Eggs. 6 grams protein (1 large egg) ...
  • Peanut Butter. 7 grams protein (2 tablespoons) ...
  • Pasta. ...
  • Cottage Cheese. ...
  • Lentils.
Feb 1, 2023

What do bodybuilders eat for lunch? ›

Lunch: Chicken breast, baked potato, sour cream, and broccoli. Snack: Protein shake and mixed berries. Dinner: Stir-fry with shrimp, egg, brown rice, bell peppers, peas, and carrots.

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