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mark118
01-03-2010, 11:58 PM
I've been recommended to consume a slow releasing protein before bed. however, a tub of casein is quite expensive so i would like to source it by food. cottage cheese has been recomended but i cant stand the taste.

are there any other sources of casein or slow releasing protein i can have before bed?

thanks guys!

xAlphax
01-04-2010, 12:18 AM
I've been recommended to consume a slow releasing protein before bed. however, a tub of casein is quite expensive so i would like to source it by food. cottage cheese has been recomended but i cant stand the taste.

are there any other sources of casein or slow releasing protein i can have before bed?

thanks guys!

A glass of milk.

Opies
01-04-2010, 01:12 AM
milk and cheese (all cheese is made from casein, not just cottage cheese)

mark118
01-04-2010, 07:37 AM
so perhaps a low fat cheese? to avoid the saturated fats?

(i have a bottle of healthy oils eg flaxseed etc...)

snakebite52
01-04-2010, 07:40 AM
milk is and i think peanut butter is aswell. when i dont feel like making my shake i just drink two glasses of milk and a spoonfull of peanut butter or hand full of peanuts

staged
01-04-2010, 08:42 AM
Low fat cottage cheese for the win :) Lots of Cassin in there, eat a cup before bed and your set.

mark118
01-04-2010, 02:25 PM
Low fat cottage cheese for the win :) Lots of Cassin in there, eat a cup before bed and your set.

thanks but im trying to find alternatives to cottage cheese

I bought some super low fat cheese today. milk is an issue for me as its too sugary (diabetes) so i'll try the cheese. thanks guys

dat
01-04-2010, 02:39 PM
No reason to get super low fat cheese unless you're on a very restrictive cut.

Why? Because it tastes like plastic.

kkotecki10
01-04-2010, 02:44 PM
No reason to get super low fat cheese unless you're on a very restrictive cut.

Why? Because it tastes like plastic.

True story. Generally the only cheese I eat other than cottage cheese is a deli slice (probably about an oz.) on a sandwich so the extra like 40 calories between lowfat cheese and regular cheese isn't worth the sacrifice. Low fat cottage cheese, however, is still mighty tasty.

SportCrumbs
01-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Generally, a casein-based protein supplement will provide you with casein in a cheaper form and better tasting (arguably) than milk and cheese. You'd have to drink a lot of milk to get the same amt of casein, and this means a lot of carbs too!

xFORGEDx
01-04-2010, 03:26 PM
You ever try some alternative ways of eating cottage cheese?

Such as mixing it with some sugar free jello ( your favorite flavor)
or splenda/cinnamon. or even fruit. Theres lots of ways people over come eating it because they cant stand it , I used to hate it, then I started eating it using these alternative ways, then I just began to like it plain and now i love it!

dieselfreak
01-04-2010, 03:34 PM
Cottage cheese FTW! Tastes great with a little bit of ketchup mixed in.

SydTheKid
01-04-2010, 03:38 PM
Cottage cheese and peanut butter ftw.

THE_TRUTH86
01-04-2010, 04:10 PM
cottage cheese + hersheys cocoa powder + natty pb (1tbs)

alternatives= hard boiled eggs, lean beef, cheese, milk,

psyco4monkeyz
01-04-2010, 05:38 PM
I can't stand the taste of cottage cheese also. Instead of eating it plain, I sprinkle some of my whey powder on top, mix, and enjoy. This way, I can control the flavor of my cottage cheese and get some extra, faster-digesting protein on top of the casein source in the cottage cheese.

mark118
01-05-2010, 01:37 AM
from the responses... it looks like im going to have to buy some casein. i really cant stomach cottage cheese

selffirst
01-05-2010, 02:45 AM
How about beef or chicken jerky,string cheese....eggs....

mark118
01-05-2010, 03:17 AM
How about beef or chicken jerky,string cheese....eggs....

are these as slow release as casein?

selffirst
01-05-2010, 03:19 AM
Casein shakes would be your best option....but for variety you can introduce the jerky and cheese.....since they are slow releasing protein food products....

snorkelman
01-05-2010, 04:03 AM
How about beef or chicken jerky,string cheese....eggs....


are these as slow release as casein?

No they are not, but you do not need casein pre-bed. Your body will not start using muscles for fuel if you choose chicken or steak as a pre-bed protein source rather than casein.

selffirst
01-05-2010, 04:36 AM
Let me clarify chicken or meat would be a slow digesting food but its not a milk based protein but string cheese or any cheese could be considered casein......

mark118
01-05-2010, 10:02 AM
food for thought here... thanks guys

snorkelman
01-05-2010, 10:07 AM
ahh yes, I missed the "cheese" in that list. Otherwise, my point still stands.