ok everyone raves on about how good cottage cheese is before bed.. the one i have has 10.9 grams of protein and 4.6 g of saturated what is so good about this... it sounds fattening as..
Thread: Why is cottage cheese so good??
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Secondly CC as P-kid said has casein protein which is slow digesting so good for the 8hr+ at nitght when ur sleeping and not getting anything into ur body.
Thirdly - why the heck is saturated fat bad for u. It is good in moderation, as i am sure many others can back this up with articles and what not.
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07-01-2009, 06:46 AM #7
Another reason why cottage cheese is good, for those looking to get or stay lean is it is not something you (the discipline challenged) are going to pig out, and eat tons of calories.
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I don't like cottage cheese. The stuff we have here is very ****ty in terms of macros.
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I use it when making protein pancakes and a few other delicious concoctions that I've created and I cannot eat it straight any more.
Anyways, at night your body would break down muscle if
1) Your liver glycogen is nearing depletion and your brain, testes, kidneys, and some other internal organs need energy (which they do). In that case, muscle would be broken down and the Lys and Leu amino acids would be converted to glucose through the process of gluconeogenesis.
2) You don't have any available amino acids around when needed for repair.
Given that your liver holds about 75 g of glycogen and that casein protein is in fact pretty much the only thing that releases its amino acids over a 7 hour period (besides catabolic muscles at night lol) is casein protein (since it is highly hydrophobic and forms some special goo in the stomach unlike CHICKEN for example), I would say that preventing muscle catabolism at night becomes as easy as getting 30g of carbs and 30g of cottage cheese before bed. I, personally, toast a small whole wheat bun and then put 4 (28g each) servings of FF mozzarella cheeze in the middle topped off with 1 serving of some sharp regular cheese (for taste) and microwave for 45 seconds or until slightly melted. You can even put a tomato slice in there. It's delicious, I never wake up smaller, and I don't have to piss like a race horse in the middle of the night because against my better judgement I drank some dubious casein shake.
Of course some would argue that you can get some mixed meal or something fatty, but given that your body burns about 400-500 kcal per night, which mostly come from fats, I would say that you won't be doing yourself a favour in the fat department. Ensure caloric deficit at night and your body will burn fat, but make sure that 1) you have 20-30g of casein protein in your stomach and 2) that your liver glycogen is full.
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