what happens if the majority of your protein are not from whole foods?

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  1. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i'm looking at my food journal and i notice on a typical day, i get ~70% of my potein from shakes.

    i've been super busy at work and don't have time to prepare my meals or go to resturants, so i've been living off of deli (subway and quisnos) sandwhiches for about 2 months now, and rely on 4-8 servings of ON for protein.

    i'm at 190lbs and cutting if it makes any difference. the weekends are ok as i grill fish or chicken at least once a day, it's only during the week that the majority of my prortien comes from shakes.

    typical weekday meal plan looks like:

    oatmeal
    2 servings on
    sammich
    2 servings on
    sammich
    2 servings on

    throw in a pre and post shake on days i workout. i know it will be asked: no, i don't have time to make eggs in the morning. only reason i can even eat breakfast is because i make my oatmeal at work and shovel it down as i read my email in the morning :hs:
     
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    joy division New Member

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    you can't cook some chicken or eat a can of tuna?


    Tuna- takes 2 seconds to open the can.


    Chicken- make it all at once in the oven, on sunday or whatever...there you have it, 3-4 pounds of chicken breasts to eat for the next few days. I'd just get sick from drinkin so much ON :hs:
     
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    At least 50-60% of my protein comes from shakes if I'm targetting over 200g per day. I don't worry about it...
     
  4. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    yeah, i could.. i guess i'd just prefer not to because i don't like reheated chicken and don't like the taste of tuna. i know, i'm being a bitch :hs:

    i've gotten used to the on, it doesn't bother me at all anymore. if by chance it gets to me, we have free coffee at the office so i can get that to chase away the taste.
     
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    fuck reheating it, i hate it warm..just eat it cold- I bring 2 pounds of chicken breasts with me to school. Just leave it in my bag. mmmmm mmmm
     
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    I wouldnt worry about it. The only time I was ever told to make sure all my protein, or at least the majority of it, came from whole foods, was when a chinese herbalist told me my ying and yang and Chi was all out of wack. I changed my diet accordingly, and became sick and more tired and well all negative affects.
    I like the taste of food better, but sometimes its easier to make a shake and forget about it.
     
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    Getting a bunch from shakes is better than not getting enough. My only problem with relying on shakes too much is that they don't fill me up at all, so I do my best to get as much from whole foods as possible to keep my cravings down.
     
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    protein is protein :bigthumb: but meat is sooo much more tasty....its true that different protein sources give different amounts of different amino acids but in my opinion it is all relevant
     
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    Shakes are ok but as Jugget said you wont be getting aminos and other nutrients that all help your body absorb and use up the protein.

    Also why are you having a shake before and after your workout? Your body can only digest so much at once and I may be wrong but Im guessing that 40g-1hour-40g is going to yield little more than lots of farting and protein turds. Protein wont help you work out it helps your body build muscle after you break it down working out so keep your post shake but re-consider the pre-shake IMO
     
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    Nothing wrong with the protein IMO; what's wrong is your veggies- or lack of it. That's a pretty bland diet for cutting to me :dunno: Not to mention that a leetle more variety is good for the soul..unless you do well in the same routine , which honestly some of us do.
     
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    hehe i used to do that, but everyone would make fun of me for eating "raw chicken":squint: idiots
     
  12. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    protein is protein. i see nothing wrong with it. if they dont fill you up I'd buy a bucket of mass gainer and throw in a couple of scoops. thats what I do and my shakes are ~400 calories, 45 grams of protien which fill me up pretty well
     
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    I get three of my meals from shakes and oats. Hasn't stopped me yet. You can only cook and eat so much. If we all had all the time in the world to cook, eat and workout then we wouldn't need shakes. Most of us have school and work.
     
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