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post #48031 of 57260
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

IME Organic meat, dairy and produce does actually taste better.

Whether it's "healthier" is another story.


Agree with those three^^^.

 

And whether it's healthier? I'm not sure if anybody can actually prove it. People also suggest supplements and protein powders.

 

Consuming organic foods and supplements and protein powders certainly hasn't hurt me.

 

I think it's all about priorities. There are always going to be people who are willing to spend more, whether it be on food, cars, clothes, etc. 

 

 

Whatever works, just stick to it. CONSISTENCY with workouts and diet is the most important factor, in my opinion.

post #48032 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I buy my meat from whole foods because; I think it taste better, grassfed beef does has less fat, and whole foods butcher area is super clean compared to Publix/HarrisTeeter/Kroger/Walmart etc. Cleanliness is like the #1 reason.

I go to whole foods buy my meat from there, eggs, and like a fancy snack, then I pop over to local grocery store and pick up my yummy cheap carbs.

Yes agreed about the taste and overall quality of grass fed beef. And I'm willing to spend more on a product that claims their cattle is grass-fed. Whole Foods and other Bay Area "gourmet" grocers offer organic canned chicken and pole-caught tuna, too. The lesser the ingredients, the better, in my opinion. Also, in my mind, the pole/wild-caught canned tuna and organic chicken brands taste way better than brands like Star Kist and Purdue.

post #48033 of 57260
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

What's wrong with butter or oil?


I get more out of chicken if I marinade it overnight. Also, if you cook it wrapped in wax paper or whatever, it retains moisture. Apparently cooking with stuff in foil is bad now?


Not wax paper, parchment paper. Wax paper will melt and ruin your chicken.

post #48034 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 


Not wax paper, parchment paper. Wax paper will melt and ruin your chicken.

 

That one. 

post #48035 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I buy my meat from whole foods because; I think it taste better, grassfed beef does has less fat, and whole foods butcher area is super clean compared to Publix/HarrisTeeter/Kroger/Walmart etc. Cleanliness is like the #1 reason.

I go to whole foods buy my meat from there, eggs, and like a fancy snack, then I pop over to local grocery store and pick up my yummy cheap carbs.
Whole Food meat prices make my eyes water

I would pay a good amount of money for fresh fish though. Organic or not. Grocers here seem to have no problem peddling crap fish wise.
post #48036 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post


Not wax paper, parchment paper. Wax paper will melt and ruin your chicken.
I use parchment paper for my pizzas. You have to make sure to cut any excess, otherwise it burns
post #48037 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I cook 3-5 days worth of lunches and freeze anything I will eat in more than 2 days

Been working pretty well, just have to switch it up to keep from getting bored. I can eat the same thing over and over for a long time so it works for me. I hate wasting time figuring out what to eat, and there is nothing but shit to eat by my job.

Anybody use BCAAs for preworkouts? I know they are recommended for fasted training but I tried some today for my leg workout and they seemed to help a ton. Sometimes I feel hypoglycemic during workouts and with this I damn near forgot to eat once I was done.

Intraworkout shake of BCCAs and Gatorade powder is amazing
post #48038 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Espi1971 View Post

I like looking ripped and lean versus feeling satiated.

I dunno, I feel like a loaded Five Guys bacon cheeseburger burger with fries and a big bowl of Samoa (girl scout cookie) flavor ice cream might change your mind on that.
post #48039 of 57260
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post


I dunno, I feel like a loaded Five Guys bacon cheeseburger burger with fries and a big bowl of Samoa (girl scout cookie) flavor ice cream might change your mind on that.


Ha! Good point. Five Guys burgers are awesome, and they give you tons of fries. I've spent several of my weekly reward meals on Five Guys, followed immediately by a visit to the Cold Stone ice cream store across the street.

post #48040 of 57260
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

I mean it's a 20/4 fast but you're allowed to eat fruit + light dairy during the day. Basically it's a fancy way of saying i'm skipping breakfast and having a shake for lunch.

 

I've tried diets like that: skipping brakfast and only shake for lunch, with almost all food of the day in the evening. Worked well for staying ripped but sucked for performance and strength.

 

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Originally Posted by Espi1971 View Post
 

 

The night before I write down what I plan to eat the next day. I plan ahead and write in the times and the kinds of meals that I plan on eating. I plan to eat 5-6 meals daily, 2-3 hours apart. Proteins are to be consumed at every meal; fats are to be included in the first 3 meals only; and carbs in the first 3-4 meals (this goes down to 2 meals when I'm purposely leaning out).

 

The day of, I check off the meals that I eat. If I deviate from the plan, I mark that, too.

 

I find it easy to write down and plan my meals. The challenging part is actually following through and sticking to the plan. Having a specific goal in mind is what keeps me focused enough and makes writing down my meals worthwhile. I'll plan a 8-week goal or a 4-week goal. Anything to keep me focused.

 

Long time ago we had so much broscience here in a single post.

 

Honestly, I don't think it matters whether you eat organic or not as long as you're not in a massive calorie surplus or calorie deficit (both of those are not good for your health) and if you already eat "good" whole foods. Sure, some organic foods might have a tiny bit more nutrients than their non-organic counterparts, but if you're eating a well-balanced array of whole foods you should still hit your daily micronutrients without a problem. More nutrients will not necessarily be better at that point. What I think matters more is if you have a sedentary lifestyle, even if you lift. There's research out there indicating that you can't compensate the negative affects of a sedentary lifestyle by exercising more.

 

For instance: the slightly overweight female waiter than has never lifted in her entire life might very well be healthier than the teenage guy who's on a 6-split program taking amphetamine-like PWO:s before every session and sitting by his computer all day.

post #48041 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


I use parchment paper for my pizzas. You have to make sure to cut any excess, otherwise it burns


Yeah it is rated to 425, but I have used it up to 500. It doesn't catch on fire but the edges turn brown and get very brittle. I use it mainly for salmon and other fish, but my wife uses it for all of her baking.

post #48042 of 57260
My car is junk. I have 10 months until I leave for school. WTF am I supposed to do now. New junk car would still be like $1500. Bus pass is $60/mo. Dammit.
post #48043 of 57260
Get a scooter or motorcycle
post #48044 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

My car is junk. I have 10 months until I leave for school. WTF am I supposed to do now. New junk car would still be like $1500. Bus pass is $60/mo. Dammit.

buy a car. you can always resell it.  scooters/motorcycles probably won't do well in a wisconsin winter.  you will want a car if you go to dartmouth, for the others it would be a hindrance.  you really have a legit shot at getting into those schools btw?  

post #48045 of 57260
Organic is a fucking joke. I get not wanting pesticides to be overused but complaining about GE is moronic. Humans have spent 40000 years + altering the genetic code of the food we eat and now you want to tell the scientists you're not going to buy their shit that's cheaper to produce and potentially healthier all because they've put in a few bits of DNA in a totally controlled and tested environment?

ugggh.
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