beef before bed?
- 10-24-2009, 11:34 PM
beef before bed?
lately ive been just getting hungry at night where a protein shake wil not do so i cook up so lean ground beef (97/3) with lots of onions to fill me up.. is that ok? currently on a lean bulk so trying to stay clean but man ive got an appetite lol! any opinions on this? Thanks everyone
- 10-24-2009, 11:49 PM
Go with cottage cheese OR whey isolate with natty PB, macadamia nut oil, or EVOO. I feel like it is best to stick with a leaner protein source at such a time and get your fats from a heart-healthy monounsaturated or omega-3 fatty acid rather than from saturated fat in beef. I personally opt for the whey isolate/healthy fat combo over cottage cheese or casein shakes .
- 10-25-2009, 12:06 AM
10-25-2009, 01:27 AM
if its 97/3 i honestly don't see the problem..
cook it in EVOO and you're set.
10-25-2009, 01:37 PM
10-25-2009, 02:56 PM
The saturated fats in that lean of beef (97/3) can be beneficial in test...and at night that could be helpful in my opinion.
Hes not throwing down a double cheeseburger from McDonald's... mmm haha
Yea, its easier to drink some casein and olive oil pre-bed, but i understand his hunger pains. If he wants to be satiated and eat some lean beef and shoot some EVOO before bed I don't see the problem. The only fat that should be completely avoided is Trans fat....so in this case like i said he could go for it.
10-25-2009, 07:17 PM
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10-26-2009, 11:11 AM
I have no problem with saturated fats. I personally always incorporate them, even to some degree pre-contest. My only point was that you don't get the health benefits from cooking wirth EVOO. If you drizzle some EVOO on top of the meat AFTER its cooked or do a shot of it raw, then you would get the benefits from it. I was only pointing out that the healthy fats are going to be better for him at that time, in addition to the small amount of saturated fats in the beef itself. Hell, he could even eat the beef and just add some nuts, natty nut butter, or some mac nut or evoo and he's still good to go.
10-26-2009, 11:55 AM
10-26-2009, 12:07 PM
IMO basically any whole food is ok if it fits in your calorie and macronutrient plan.
10-26-2009, 12:20 PM
10-26-2009, 07:22 PM
Go ahead take in ur healthy fats with ur cottage cheese I don't care but don't expect to do it in any kind of tasty manner.
10-26-2009, 07:33 PM
As for the protein, you get more bang for your buck, calorie-wise, with lean beef over dairy.
1% fat CC: 1 cup= 163 cal, 2g fat (1g sat), 6g carbs (6g SUGAR), 28g protein
95% lean ground beef: 4.5 oz= 171 cal, 4.5 g fat (4.5g sat), 0g carb, 27g protein
They have similar protein content, but the sat fat in the beef is a bit higher AND there is NO CARBS Vs. 6g pure sugar in 1%fat CC. Add in your healthy fats from EVOO or mac nut oil and you've got the heart healthy fats (~14g mono unsat). Either way CC or lean beef ins't a bad choice BUT I personally prefer a ZERO Carb whey isolate w/ healthy fats = Superior g/g protein:fat:carb ratio of both beef and CC AND you get all the fats from your Healthy monounsaturated fats + omega-3's. Either way you get better health benefits and more "bang for your calorie" with whey isolate/healthy fats. (I am not saying that ANY of these options is unhealthy or innappropriate, I simply state why I prefer the whey or lean beef plus healthy fats OVER CC.)
10-28-2009, 08:01 AM
You can rinse your ground beef as well, and reduce the fat grams even more!!
For 3.5 ounces of 90/10 ground beef
Raw = 10g fat
fried patties = 8g fat
fried crumbles = 7g fat
fried crumbles rinsed with hot water = 3g
Rinse that beef!!!
10-28-2009, 10:53 AM
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10-31-2009, 12:50 PM
11-02-2009, 05:46 AM
11-02-2009, 08:53 AM
11-02-2009, 09:35 AM
i had cube steak before bed last night, its pretty lean, I think 4.5 grams fat every 4 oz
11-02-2009, 09:40 AM
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I wish I could afford to eat beef before bed. Good dose of zinc, B-vitamins, protein, and fat before bed. I especially like to eat 6 oz of beef with some mushrooms while cutting. Tastes much better than cottage cheese any day.
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11-02-2009, 01:47 PM
11-02-2009, 02:58 PM
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11-10-2009, 07:08 PM
id say if u go with a lean cut of beef like inside/outside round youd be good. those cuts are extremely lean. u could add some natty pb or evoo for some fats.
11-10-2009, 07:32 PM
y'all have convinced me to ditch the cottage cheese for some cube steak prebed
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