it has 33g of protein. but it has metals. same reason u guys say muscle milk is bad.
im trying to gain. ppl say to eat 1 g of protein per bodyweight? is this true?
and when i gain i just have to eat everything in sight. and use common sense to not eat things like fried twinkies. people say mass gainers are usually just sugar. so u can instead add in carbo gain to a 100% whey protein for cheaper. Or just eat rice/bread/pasta for calories. True?
and breakfast and postworkouts are most important. what specific things do i need more in those meals? post workouts more carbs n sugar and protein? breakfast protein? ppl say carbs give energy. so eat a lot of carbs for breakfast and workout after?? if i eat carbs after i lift. ill just get fat cause im not doing anything. true?
if u say to eat 2 g of protein per lb. ill eat 360g of protein g damnit. Ill stuff my face with an entire loaf of whole wheat bread and eat 2 chipotle chicken burritos to get to 4,000 calories g damnit. ill do it all.
Thread: eating 1 can of tuna before bed?
01-06-2011, 12:10 AM #1
eating 1 can of tuna before bed?
01-06-2011, 12:12 AM #2
01-06-2011, 12:13 AM #3
But realistically, get 200g a day. Not counting the proteins in carbs of course. 200 will be easy enough.
01-06-2011, 12:20 AM #4
I'm eating a can of tuna right now broski. And yea you should limit your tuna intake because of its mercury content. I eat two cans a week usually.
The rule is 1-2 g protein per pound of body weight, if you want to gain weight shoot for 1.5g-2g.
F*** the weight gainers. Go for quality carbs like brown rice, oats, and sweet potatoes. They are better for you nutritionally, you won't waste money on beefcake 3000, and they taste better.
Post workout I usually have oats or a granola bar and a shake immediately after lifting. Bring it with you to the gym.
For breakfast I slam back a protein shake with a cup of oats ground in a coffee grinder mixed in. I also have some eggs too.
Count your cals in microsoft excel for a few weeks man, it helps you figure out just what you need to eat to satisfy your nutritional needs each day.
01-06-2011, 12:25 AM #5
01-06-2011, 12:26 AM #6
eh i decided to stop taking protein shakes.
i can just eat food. so no protien shakes for meh. and anyways it never really feels like it does anything for me. like whether i took it or didnt. it feels like the results would be the same lol. i mean ON whey only has 24gs. i can drink 3 cups of whole milk with a apple bran muffin as a snack.
personaly i think taking protein shakes are for the really buff dudes. but until that point where your arms are the same circumference as your face. protein shakes are pointless. psh 24 gs... and if u want 50 u take it twice, now u get half the servings!!! yay. freaking myo. freaking 48 bucks for 70 servings. 35 if u take it twice.
until the day protein powder becomes 10lbs 300 servings. 60g each serving for 5 dollars. **** it.
01-06-2011, 12:31 AM #7
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01-06-2011, 12:36 AM #10
but if u only had time for 3 meals a day. but all 3 meals were buffet.
what would u eat? lets say the buffet has pretty much everything. my colledge dining hall really does have evertyihg. . . and i workout after lunch and before dinner.
what would u eat? i think i can hit 4,000 calories with 3 meals. 1,350 ish every time should be easy..
01-06-2011, 12:38 AM #11
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01-06-2011, 12:47 AM #15
I'd say avoid the muffin but keep the whole milk, I'm sure the muffin has a ton of simple sugars in it. You can probably get by without a protein shake at this point but in the future if you are looking into cutting up a bit and trying to restrict your calories give it a thought. Its nice to be able to bring it with you to the gym in a shaker bottle too, it really does help.
01-06-2011, 12:56 AM #16
dang i never knew a muffin was so bad? its just bad because of the simple sugar? but i thought sugar was calories? im probably not gonna get too fat anyways im doing SS a full body workout. and i walk everywhere on campus during college. so yea. . .
edit: well i know table sugar is something u should always avoid. u can get sugar from fruits and food. but i mean a muffin for a day? that bad???
01-06-2011, 01:03 AM #17
Its up to you whether you want to do the muffin or not. Processed sugars really aren't a good thing to have in your diet. Since you are trying to pack on some size its fine I guess. When you are cutting weight it is def something you should avoid. Fruits are ok, but I limit those right now too because I'm on a calorie deficit.
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01-07-2011, 05:24 AM #20
The best protein source right before bed is cottage cheese. It tastes pretty ordinary just eating it on it's own, but it's a natural slow release protein which feeds your muscles all night.
I don't know why everyone is going on about muffins - Yes your body won't process protein without carbs as well (The premise of the Atkins diet), but if you load up on carbs at night you are just likely to get fat, not muscle. Load up on weetbix in the morning to get your carb hit and give you energy for the gym, and have some rice at lunch. But for the rest of the day, stick to lean proteins.
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It really is not that complex
1 times Body weight for protein, this is all you need if you are bulking, get the rest from carbs and fats.
189 Grams of Protein is 756 calories
Use your brain dude, one 8oz of chicken contains 54 grams of protein, one can of tuna contain 40 grams of protein and 8oz burger is around 40. You now have 134 and this is not counting anything else, I really don't understand the concept of having to take weight gainers or all the whey shakes all day long.
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