750 cal too much for a shake?

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  1. Redliner567

    Redliner567 Active Member

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    I know its another thread and i should have kept it my original thread but whatever.

    Just went back and looked at the cals in the shake im going to be having for breakfast tomorrow.

    20 ozs of skim milk - 200
    Banana - 100
    tbsp of pb - 100
    whey - 200
    oats - 150

    = 750 cals.

    This too much? This seems like this recipe would be for bulking. trying to lose a few more pounds till i really start taking in cal and putting on size.

    So confused....:dunno:
     
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    If you're trying to cut down I would stay away from a 750 cal shake.

    1) 750 cals of real food will keep you full longer.

    2) a lot of that is from milk. Milk is not great for dieting down because it's calorie dense, has carbs, and dairy in general tends to make you look sloppy and bloated.

    3) For a cutting shake, that's A LOT of carbs. Between the banana, milk, and oats you're looking at like 90-100g carbs.

    I would ditch the banana and cut the amount of skim milk you're using in half if not get rid of all of it IMO.... Assuming you're cutting down.
     
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    even it being skim milk?
     
  4. knight42

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    I know its not what you want to hear but Id really suggest waking up 15- 20 mins earlier and eating a real breakfast
     
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    :ugh:...jk.

    Whats a "good" breakfast for trying to cut 10 lbs?
     
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    Yes. Every 2 oz of skim milk is 3g carbs. So for 20 oz you're doing 200 cals, 30g carbs, and only 20g protein. Those are not ideal macros for someone trying to cut down.

    Furthermore, milk (skim or not) is still dairy, and in the BB'ing work milk is known to cause bloat.

    Now, I'm sure you're not getting ready for a competition or anything, so it's not a huge deal, but ideally, you want to skip it.... at least in such high quantities.

    You're better off with a real breakfast of egg whites, whole eggs, oats, and whey.

    If you want to try and clean up your shake here's an example of what I do when cutting:

    1/2 cup oats
    2 scoops whey
    1 cup coffee
    1 tbsp PB
    Ice
    maybe 1/2 cup water.

    It's a lot less carbs, 300 cals less, and more than enough protein.
     
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    Scramble eggs consisting of 4 whites + 2 whole eggs.
    1/4 cup steel cut oats with lite brown sugar (a bit of PB if you want it)
    1 scoop whey

    You're looking at:
    15g fat
    35g carbs
    60g protein

    If you're not big on eating eggs, dice up some lean turkey bacon and cook it and add it to the eggs. Make it taste 100 x better and adds more protein to the mix.
     
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    thanks guys....any other info/recipes would be appreciated.
     
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    DTR said almost exactly what I was gonna say... even the chopped up bacon part lol... I just use a sprinkle of crumbled bacon I have a big bag of from Costco. You really dont have to use much to get the flavor so its not a whole lot of cals.

    I like using whole eggs though and put a shit load of spinach in there too
     
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    water+protein. and if you need the oats throw in a half cup


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    My recipe > that.

    And will taste 100 x better, as well as being more healthy and conducive to weight loss.
     
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    I do that too. If I have leftover steak I'll chop it up and scramble it into my eggs.
     
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    in addition to what others have said, the banana is not helping you at all. You get nothing from it but carbs. Unfortunately it tastes great along with the strawberries but if you're cutting, I'd lose it.
     
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    I hate breakfast foods. I drink a solution-5 and eat some blueberries for breakfast. The shake is around 350 calories, which fits my other meals during the day. If I'm low on carbs will throw some oatmeal in.
     
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    750 is way too much for someone cutting. Stick with water, whey, and a bit of oatmeal. I use to down 1000+calories when I was a stick, got really strong and fat.
     
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    your recipe > my recipe > ts recipe


    fair? :mamoru:
     
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    Educate me please: Does it really make a difference having a solid meal over a shake in the morning?

    I ate 4 whole eggs + 1/2 cup of oats in the morning and quark (almost the same as cottage cheese)+ sometimes fruit in the evening for the last 1 1/2 yrs and am tired of it. I switched to quark+oats+milk/water+whey+fruit in the morning and eggs in the evening and I like it. The shake also makes me full, so that's not the problem.

    I also like that I have all my carbs in the morning in the shake and lunch+snack+dinner is all protein+fat....except for post-workout carbs.
     
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    It's not a big deal as long as you're getting sufficient protein from other whole food sources throughout the day. Many people here (especially when cutting) make their breakfast a shake mixed with whey and oats.
     
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