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do you really need protein shakes?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

i'm on something similar to the cohen diet but i lift weights too.. my trainer says it's not enough protein especially for a guy and it's for folks with a sedentary lifestyle. should i take a shake before and after workouts as supplement?

post #2 of 25
Protein is about as 'supplement' as I go, and just about the only paleo rule I break other than chewing gum.. Stick to whey quality and try and have it with water for quicker absorption

You could easily get the same amount of protein in tuna, steak etc.. Personally i couldn't stomach it after a hard session. Some super strict people care about the sugar levels, but depends how anal you are

Dont get caught up in the hype of preworkout supplements like jack3d etc... its just caffeine..
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

say i don't eat more than a fist full of protein the whole day be it chicken or steak? is that enough?

 

i didn't even know there were pre workout supplements. when i mean before i mean i take it during breakfast if there is no protein aside from the egg white of 1 egg in the meal..

post #4 of 25
you should eat

/threak
post #5 of 25
8 eggs, 8oz of whole cut meat, 500g cottage cheese = ~50g protein each

eat at least 1g protein/lb of bodyweight a day if you are lifting

so if you weigh 175, eat 175g of protein daily, so thats like eating 8oz of meat, 8 eggs, and a half litre of cottage cheese plus whatever protein comes from stuff like rice or bread or whatever

disregard shakes, eat food
post #6 of 25
8 eggs is a lot
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

8 eggs is a lot of delicious food

ftfy, i eat 6 eggs/day and love it, people can go for egg whites if they are really worried about the cholesterol fairy
post #8 of 25
Not worried about cholesterol but 8 eggs is still a lot. I eat a 3 egg omelet everyday. Actually I can see myself eat two three omelets
post #9 of 25

I drink Protein shakes as a healthy alternative to a full fat milkshake.

 

Don't really give two shits if it is helping me get "ripped" or "bulk up", if it tastes good

and is healthy I'll drink it as an alternative.

post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Not worried about cholesterol but 8 eggs is still a lot. I eat a 3 egg omelet everyday. Actually I can see myself eat two three omelets

agreed, i just put 8 as a reference point. even 6 is a lot, going through a dozen every other day adds up. going down to 4 a day saves me a lot but they are too delicious and i see them as a preferred source of food, all fat/protein and no carbs. bacon and eggs is the best and tastiest no carb-breakfast out there

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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I drink Protein shakes as a healthy alternative to a full fat milkshake.

Don't really give two shits if it is helping me get "ripped" or "bulk up", if it tastes good
and is healthy I'll drink it as an alternative.

the supplement industry loves you brah
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

8 eggs, 8oz of whole cut meat, 500g cottage cheese = ~50g protein each
eat at least 1g protein/lb of bodyweight a day if you are lifting
so if you weigh 175, eat 175g of protein daily, so thats like eating 8oz of meat, 8 eggs, and a half litre of cottage cheese plus whatever protein comes from stuff like rice or bread or whatever
disregard shakes, eat food

curious where do these numbers come from? i hear trainers talk like this a lot..

post #12 of 25
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i'm 230. my ideal is 175. 

 

i only eat an egg for breakfast plus veggies, maybe a piece of fruit, coffee..

 

for lunch it's a chicken breast salad or burger salad.

 

dinner is usually meat + some veggies. 

 

i added muscle milk recently. 

post #13 of 25
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agreed, i just put 8 as a reference point. even 6 is a lot, going through a dozen every other day adds up. going down to 4 a day saves me a lot but they are too delicious and i see them as a preferred source of food, all fat/protein and no carbs. bacon and eggs is the best and tastiest no carb-breakfast out there
the supplement industry loves you brah

$170 for 10 pounds of powder that makes about 10,000L of shake.

 

Not bad value.

post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by duffwiley View Post

If you are trying to lose weight then its no need to eat more, maybe split your 3 meals a day into 6 small ones. If you are trying to lose a significant amount of fat and and gain muscle, I haven't seen too many people do both at the same time successfully. Concentrate on one goal, and then do the other.
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thanks!

post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

$170 for 10 pounds of powder that makes about 10,000L of shake.

Not bad value.


lol wat? You do not get 10000l of shakes from a pound of whey. Unless your using 0.45g of whey per litre. You get maybe 50.
Edited by fuji - 9/13/12 at 1:43am
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