do you really need protein shakes?

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  1. bvll

    bvll Member

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    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?
     


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    jaypee Senior member

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    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..
     
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  3. bvll

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    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..
     


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    you should eat

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  5. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    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
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    ftfy, i eat 6 eggs/day and love it, people can go for egg whites if they are really worried about the cholesterol fairy
     


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    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
     
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    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.
     


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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
     


  11. bvll

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


  12. bvll

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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.
     


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

    Not bad value.
     


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    thanks!
     


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    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.
     
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