yet another cottage cheese question...

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  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Ok, I've done the searches and you guys say when to eat it and what to eat it with, but I didn't really hear anything about how much to eat. I'm about 5'9" 160lbs. I don't care if I lose weight or not (if anything I'd like to gain 5-10 pounds), I'm just using it for the protein value, because I know now that I'm not taking whey anymore, I could use it.

    Anyway, I'm eating about a-cup-and-a-half of fat-free cottage cheese mixed with half a cup of fat-free strawberry yogurt before I sleep. Does that sound right to you guys? :hs:
     
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    ware_ru I know, I know, I'm amazing

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    That's about 50 grams of protein but I can't tell you any more than that
     
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    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    2 cups post workout
    1 cup before bed


    well, thats what I do

    :dunno:
     
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    If you hope to gain 10lbs, but don't care if you lose weight, you don't need to be worrying about the protein value in cottage cheese. Figure out your goals!
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Thanks. This sounds pretty reasonable. I gotta start splitting up my meals too. I've been eating 2 large meals per day when I could easily split that into 4 smaller ones without much trouble. :)
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    my goal is to put on a few pounds of muscle without gaining any fat. I've decided to restructure my workout now that my lifestyle's going to be changing. At the same time I want to target certain areas and add more emphasis to my legs (which is where I'd like to gain the weight if possible), by sacrificing some of my upper body lifts. I figure as long as my workout's going to be changing, I should do some tweaking to my diet too while I'm at it. I know for a fact that I'm probably not getting enough protein now that I'm not supplementing anymore.

    Right now is mostly experimentation to figure out what works best. I've had good results with Myoplex but got off about 6 months ago. I'm going to start again soon, but like I said, I'm experimenting. :hsd:
     
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    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    buy some protien and lift, thats all you really need to do
     
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    Before bed is best; cottage cheese contains casein protein, which digests very slowly and will prevent your body from going catabolic during the night. But I would take some whey after working out; post workout you want fast-digesting protein that will be quickly absorbed. Of course, cottage cheese after workout or any other time is great; just saying you'll probably want to add in some whey too.
     
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    Doing that after working out is NOT smart. YOU want whey after a workout. NOT casein.
     
  10. KDubb

    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    i do both ;)
     
  11. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    that's what I've been doing for the past 8 years, but I figured I'd try the cottage cheese just because you guys seem to swear by it. :hs:

    Up until college I was really only lifting for strength. Now I'm mostly doing it to maintain muscle. I've seen too many of my friends go down hill because of college and I'm not about to let that happen to me. Like I said, the myoplex was the best protein I've tried out, and I'm going to get back on it ASAP. (btw, do you guys know anywhere I can get it cheaper than muscledepot.com?) Thanks for the advice.
     
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    That will take a really long time. Can someone say how long it takes to usually gain like 10 lbs of LBM? I can't remember.
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I'm not in any kind of rush. It's a longterm goal. I've been 160 for the past 6 years and I figure 165-170 is a good maintainable weight for me to be at. :o
     
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    werd
     
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    too long without assistance.
     
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