Just cook all your food for the week on one day. Package it up and have it ready to go. It really doesn't take that long to do it. You just can't get the nutrition from protein drinks that you get from actual food. It's very unhealthy to "eat" that way. We have teeth for a reason.
no, crap! just joined today, and for the exact same reason. I'm a second shift ICU nurse and work variable shifts, actually, from 12 hours to doubles, overnights, days, both, the other, and back. Sleep is my biggest factor, but it is hard to sit and get a good whole meal, well rounded and well chewed, when you're at work. I've used Muscle Milk mixed with whey, or Amplified Mass and other mass shakes just to maintain. I just ordered a product called Russian Bear 5000, but plan on splitting up it's approx 4000 calories (with skim milk) over an entire day in five smaller milkshakes. I've been stuck on 180 for at least a year and need to shock my body somehow to get to my goal of at least 200 and hopefully 210. I do eat a decent lunch and small supper, but usually breakfast and morning snack is mass shakes/protein shakes and supplement pills.
Peanut butter bro...lots of cals and convenientOriginally Posted by BraddyBoy913
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There isn't anything wrong with a protein shake !
With a banana.Originally Posted by howwedo107
No one is saying there is something wrong with Protein shakes. The discussion is whether using protein shakes as a main source of meals is a good thing. I personally cook all my meals each morning before going to work. However, when I was a traveling Microsoft engineer, I used buy those stouffers, or skillet sensations by the dozen, and just throw them in the freezer till I was ready. Tyson makes those 99% fat free chicken breast or strips that are already fully cooked. You can get those at WalMart or Target....even HEB. The biggest thing to look out for is the sodium, but a lot of them are starting lower the sodium. I think you just need to sit down and really strategically plan your meals rather than try to use Protein shakes as your main source. Devote a little time to preparing your meals, and it would save you a world of hurt or disappointment down the road.
I almost NEVER use a protein supplement (other than bcaa). I cook all my lunches for the week on saturday morning, and have my snacks and dinner as needed. I also do IF and work out at 430AM, so I don't eat until noon, only have some bcaas to hold me over. Guess what? My recovery is just fine.
real food > protein shakes, but protein shakes in a pinch are much better than nothing
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I use serious mass and I Must say I have used it for quite some time and love it's results! From the looks of your avatar, you seem pretty lean which would make me think you have a fast metabolism as well! Doesnt seem like it would convert to fat in my eyes but you know your body better than anyone else! I burn a lot of that off so it doesn't affect at all! Regarding the digestive tract issue, I use water with my shake and pretty much have no problem! I am lactose intolerant which has been getting worse as I have gotten older so I stay away from the milk and dairy.Originally Posted by Exian