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What is your take on the nutritional value of something like this:

http://www.img.thedailyplate.com/nut...hicken-sausage

Always find pre-cooked chicken sausages to be an easy way to get some good proteins, low-fat, surprisingly low-calorie.

As others have mentioned, it's a bit high in sodium. Can't really comment on sausage in general because I just don't like it. Some qualms might be that anything pre-cooked & packaged tends to (a) have higher sodium content, (b) crap to keep them preserved. If possible I'd always say cook your own food so you know exactly what goes in it. Of course this isn't always possible so we have to do our best and this seems alright. Non-manmade fat (hydrogenated/trans/etc.) I've never seen as a huge deal though fwiw.


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Had two with some brown rice at dinner, and it sated me for a bit. Granola for dessert. Lots of carbs but I'm in a cut-mode and need the energy for my runs.

That's quite a lot of carbs in the evening. I'm assuming this is fairly soon after a workout? If not, I'd suggest getting the carbs in your PWO window. I'm not one to talk though, I had some potatoes at dinner tonight. Anyway if you hit a sticking point that's the first place I'd look.
post #542 of 962
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As others have mentioned, it's a bit high in sodium. Can't really comment on sausage in general because I just don't like it. Some qualms might be that anything pre-cooked & packaged tends to (a) have higher sodium content, (b) crap to keep them preserved. If possible I'd always say cook your own food so you know exactly what goes in it. Of course this isn't always possible so we have to do our best and this seems alright. Non-manmade fat (hydrogenated/trans/etc.) I've never seen as a huge deal though fwiw.




That's quite a lot of carbs in the evening. I'm assuming this is fairly soon after a workout? If not, I'd suggest getting the carbs in your PWO window. I'm not one to talk though, I had some potatoes at dinner tonight. Anyway if you hit a sticking point that's the first place I'd look.

I hear you. I thought the same thing but I also have a "if hungry, eat" philosophy and I had to get it. This leads to me eating a lot of carbs at night.
post #543 of 962
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Peanut butter is your friend. You'll kind of snuff your nose at it but it kills hunger/sweet tooths. Some other "tricks" are pickles (when not worried about sodium, etc.), broccoli, grilled chicken salad, etc. Either very low calorie, very high fiber, or clean proteins or fats. Almonds also. If you're hungry, do eat something; just not rice & granola in spades before going to bed unless it's PWO. If you're finding yourself really craving carbohydrates, up your intake in your PWO and post-PWO meal.
post #544 of 962
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Peanut butter is your friend. You'll kind of snuff your nose at it but it kills hunger/sweet tooths.

+1. Make sure that it is NATURAL peanut butter. Do not get Jif, Skippy, etc. Natural peanut butter does not contain hydrogenated fats which are added to enable better spreading. The disadvantage of natural peanut butter is that the solid and oil will separate when stored but this can be mitigated somewhat by storing the bottle upside down in the fridge.
post #545 of 962
Does anyone believe in the merits of an alkaline diet? Seems hard to be completely alkaline when you need to consume protein on the order of an athlete.
post #546 of 962
I used to start every workout with deep squats, but since injuring my shoulder in a bike crash, this is problematic.

Can I sub in deadlifts for leg work? Or would I need to alternate deads with something like front squats in order to get a full and balanced leg workout (a friend thinks that doing just deads will target the posterior chain way more than the quads).
post #547 of 962
Another question: why does everyone act like carbs are the enemy? As long as you're getting your protein, surely it doesn't matter from which macronutrient the rest of your calories come from?
post #548 of 962
well for one thing, carbs lead to a spike in insulin levels - sustained high levels of insulin lead to your body becoming resistant and signaling it to put on fat instead of break down carbs for energy. There's plenty of material to be found on low-carb diets - I recommend The Anabolic Diet by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale because he also explains why carbs are necessary to an extent.
post #549 of 962
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Another question: why does everyone act like carbs are the enemy? As long as you're getting your protein, surely it doesn't matter from which macronutrient the rest of your calories come from?
Here's an entertaining video explaining insulin response and fat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNYlIcXynwE
post #550 of 962
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well for one thing, carbs lead to a spike in insulin levels - sustained high levels of insulin lead to your body becoming resistant and signaling it to put on fat instead of break down carbs for energy.
Not really...the endocrine system is a lot more complex than that and there's lots of stuff going on that makes carbs = insulin = bad a very shallow way of looking at it.
post #551 of 962
I am a younger guy and thin. I need to put on weight, and don't care if it's fat at this point. I've been drinking evaporated milk mixed with a coke once or twice a day for an extra 1500 or so calories. I haven't heard of other people doing this (I googled), am I crazy?
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I am a younger guy and thin. I need to put on weight, and don't care if it's fat at this point. I've been drinking evaporated milk mixed with a coke once or twice a day for an extra 1500 or so calories. I haven't heard of other people doing this (I googled), am I crazy?
Yes. Coke is bad for you. If you want to put on weight, why not try a weight gainer shake?
post #553 of 962
^i promise never to underestimate people's stupidity again.
post #554 of 962
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Yes. Coke is bad for you.

If you want to put on weight, why not try a weight gainer shake?

I know coke isn't good, but a can day is something I am not going to worry about.

I don't have any weight gainer products, only protein shakes that have may be 300 calories.

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^i promise never to underestimate people's stupidity again.

For a lazy skinny kid who just needs fat, is this really that bad? I am not worried about making muscle at this point
post #555 of 962
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I know coke isn't good, but a can day is something I am not going to worry about.

I don't have any weight gainer products, only protein shakes that have may be 300 calories.



For a lazy skinny kid who just needs fat, is this really that bad? I am not worried about making muscle at this point

Why the hell do you want fat instead of muscle???
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