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do you really need protein shakes?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by bvll, Sep 11, 2012.

  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?
     
  2. jaypee

    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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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    you should eat

    /threak
     
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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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    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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  9. UnnamedPlayer

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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.
     
  10. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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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.
     
  13. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Senior member

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

    Not bad value.
     
  14. bvll

    bvll Member

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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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  16. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Senior member

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    Too many zeros converting from ml to l

    1 scoop of powder with 330ml of milk equals tasty drink.

    300 scoops in 10 pounds is 100l
     
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    I only have protein powder simply for the convenience! I usually eat meat, eggs and salad with Basmati Dressing. If I have nothing prepared in the Fridge, I just get my poweder out.
     
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    Drink Protein only for the convenience!!
     
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  19. wizzeak

    wizzeak Senior member

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    Obviously you don't need it, but if you're serious about gaining some muscle why wouldn't you? Sure you can bring up the price point but in reality it's a lot cheaper $ to g of protein than anything you could buy.

    Even setting the costs aside, the protein is usually combined with some BCAA's and other shit. I'm not up to speed with my science anymore, but trust me it helps. A protein shake is also digested way faster than any meats, beans, or eggs.

    If you buy 10lb bags online you can save a lot more money too than if you went to some shitty ass GNC and buy 2lbs for $50.I'm sure as a fellow member of this site we are all guilty to spending a little much on "unnecessary" things anyways.
     
  20. JayJay

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    On a workday I have a protein shake around lunch and nibble on a protein bar throughout the day. I rarely take time for lunch unless I have a lunch meeting.
     

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