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    Protein shakes to replaces meals ?


    Hey guys, I need some advice and some opinions whether I should just drink protein shakes rather then eat actual for my meals ? What do you guys think ?

    I can't really afford 4-5 meals a day but protein powder I can afford on a monthly basis. So should I replace my food source with a protein powder source ?

    Oh yea And I do not get all my protein needed from the foods that's I can actually only afford about 2 meals a day breakfast and dinner. Breakfast like pancakes or maybe cereal and dinner lean chicken that's about it. Thanks guys for the help!

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    Protein shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals. We can get all kind of important nutrition from protein shake. It is good for bulking and muscle building. It is good to drink protein shake after or before any workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denzel4 View Post
    Protein shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals. We can get all kind of important nutrition from protein shake. It is good for bulking and muscle building. It is good to drink protein shake after or before any workout.
    Thank you Denzel for the reply, as you are correct about Protein Shakes but i am wondering if I can totally completely replace food for a protein shakes due to the fact I can not afford 4-5 meals a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denzel4 View Post
    Protein shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals. We can get all kind of important nutrition from protein shake. It is good for bulking and muscle building. It is good to drink protein shake after or before any workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denzel4 View Post
    Protein shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals. We can get all kind of important nutrition from protein shake. It is good for bulking and muscle building. It is good to drink protein shake after or before any workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan517 View Post
    Hey guys, I need some advice and some opinions whether I should just drink protein shakes rather then eat actual for my meals ? What do you guys think ?

    I can't really afford 4-5 meals a day but protein powder I can afford on a monthly basis. So should I replace my food source with a protein powder source ?

    Oh yea And I do not get all my protein needed from the foods that's I can actually only afford about 2 meals a day breakfast and dinner. Breakfast like pancakes or maybe cereal and dinner lean chicken that's about it. Thanks guys for the help!

    -Jonathan
    NO! A powdered food source will never replace whole foods, you have to pay to play......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post

    NO! A powdered food source will never replace whole foods, you have to pay to play......
    Thanks Hvac just as I seen Cross fitter Rich froning, and other body builders say they did this, just wanted some opinions thanks.
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    The target by me had 12 eggs for $1.67.... For less than $2 a day you can have all the protein you need from a real food source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtinsideout View Post
    The target by me had 12 eggs for $1.67.... For less than $2 a day you can have all the protein you need from a real food source.
    You sound like those commercials tryin to feed hungry African kids. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtinsideout View Post
    The target by me had 12 eggs for $1.67.... For less than $2 a day you can have all the protein you need from a real food source.
    That would be less than 80 grams of protein a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by actionhero View Post
    That would be less than 80 grams of protein a day.
    Assuming another 30g protein from the 2 meals a day that he does eat and it should be sufficient, unless you are trying to bulk up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denzel4
    Protein shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals. We can get all kind of important nutrition from protein shake. It is good for bulking and muscle building. It is good to drink protein shake after or before any workout.
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    No, you need more than just protein for sustainability. There are plenty of other cheaper options available to you that you will be much better off using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    No, you need more than just protein for sustainability. There are plenty of other cheaper options available to you that you will be much better off using.
    Such as what jiigzz ? Cutting has been extremely hard being the food I have to buy has to be high on carbs so I feel filled through out my day being as my job is very hard labor so I need the energy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan517 View Post

    Such as what jiigzz ? Cutting has been extremely hard being the food I have to buy has to be high on carbs so I feel filled through out my day being as my job is very hard labor so I need the energy
    on your days off, cook stir fry and individually pack seperate meals in different containers so you have meals to bring to lunch. if you go to costco, you can get these huge bags of vegetables, 10lb bags of chicken breast, and yoshida sauce = profit? or soy sauce if youre not into teriyaki
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    Why would you want to drink your "meals"?. Is your jaw wired shut, or did you lose all your teeth and can't afford dentures?. Seriously, has the general public just become so lazy that even chewing food has become a chore?. Want more protein than eggs?. Eat some dang tuna!. Canned tuna is cheap and it has a ton of protein in it. Beggars can't be choosers. Oh yeah, and who told you you need 4 to 5 meals a day?. That is a bunch of BS. I bet you could afford much more than 2 meals a day if you can afford to purchase protein every month, which 5 pounds runs around $50 plus shipping. Use that $50 at Wal-mart and shop smart, I bet you can get a ton of protein rich foods for that much money. Don't purchase name brands or "organic", just purchase meat and look at the protein content per serving. That protein that you can afford every month, sounds like you described that as it is "in addition" to your normal food intake of 2 meals a day which is what you said you could only afford. So save that $50 a month plus shipping if you order online and add that to your regular food budget and you should be able to afford at the very least 2 more meals per day.

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    Supp one or two shakes a day and the rest with whole foods and you will be fine
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    Dont supplement any meals with shakes, protein powder is to supplement additional protein into your diet not to act as a meal replacement.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Don't supplement any meals with shakes, protein powder is to supplement additional protein into your diet not to act as a meal replacement.....

    Exactly. It's a "supplement", not a "Substitute".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Dont supplement any meals with shakes, protein powder is to supplement additional protein into your diet not to act as a meal replacement.....
    ^^^this.

    Furthermore, I disagree a bit with not buying organic meats/dairy/eggs. Non-organic meats and their bi-products (may) contain toxins that the body is unable to process and or break down. These toxins go straight to your fat cells and are stored there. I, personally, noticed quite a few positive changes since switching to organic/all natural meats.
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    I agree with that but if he is on a tight budget organic probably isn't an option
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wocheezy View Post
    I agree with that but if he is on a tight budget organic probably isn't an option
    Exactly, if you can't afford it, but can afford a different brand...I don't agree that buying organic is going to make that much of difference. Ninety-five percent of so called "organic" products is just marketing. To each their own though, if you want to spend the extra money on it go ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post

    Exactly, if you can't afford it, but can afford a different brand...I don't agree that buying organic is going to make that much of difference. Ninety-five percent of so called "organic" products is just marketing. To each their own though, if you want to spend the extra money on it go ahead.
    Correct^ and most of the people that swear by "organics" have never been on a farm. Believe me, I'm a 4th generation farmer and have visited some of these "organic" farms, it's repulsing most of the time. The only way to REALLY know where your food comes from is to grow your own
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    I love when I hear guys say, "I know where my food comes from, this is from whole foods, etc...." Haha ok champ.
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    If you had to do this I would atleast get some protein powder with carbs and fats also. So like a weight gainer but as everybody is saying you NEED to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan517 View Post
    Hey guys, I need some advice and some opinions whether I should just drink protein shakes rather then eat actual for my meals ? What do you guys think ?

    I can't really afford 4-5 meals a day but protein powder I can afford on a monthly basis. So should I replace my food source with a protein powder source ?

    Oh yea And I do not get all my protein needed from the foods that's I can actually only afford about 2 meals a day breakfast and dinner. Breakfast like pancakes or maybe cereal and dinner lean chicken that's about it. Thanks guys for the help!

    -Jonathan
    1. Eggs
    2. Protein powder- I personally drink about 3-4 per day (1 scoop per shake), 1 pre and 1 post workout, 1 in morning (sometimes, I have this if I'm still hungry after eating eggs) and one before bed

    I also eat lots of almonds which helps bc of the fiber. I think if you supplement your diet heavily with protein its ok as long as you have plenty of fiber and only use it to complement a snack rather than replace a meal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exrugger View Post

    1. Eggs
    2. Protein powder- I personally drink about 3-4 per day (1 scoop per shake), 1 pre and 1 post workout, 1 in morning (sometimes, I have this if I'm still hungry after eating eggs) and one before bed

    I also eat lots of almonds which helps bc of the fiber. I think if you supplement your diet heavily with protein its ok as long as you have plenty of fiber and only use it to complement a snack rather than replace a meal.
    Should also mention I'm on a keto diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exrugger

    1. Eggs
    2. Protein powder- I personally drink about 3-4 per day (1 scoop per shake), 1 pre and 1 post workout, 1 in morning (sometimes, I have this if I'm still hungry after eating eggs) and one before bed

    I also eat lots of almonds which helps bc of the fiber. I think if you supplement your diet heavily with protein its ok as long as you have plenty of fiber and only use it to complement a snack rather than replace a meal.
    Why so many protein shakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post

    Why so many protein shakes?
    Was wondering same thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Was wondering same thing...
    The fact that he is on a keto diet made me wonder even more not less haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post

    The fact that he is on a keto diet made me wonder even more not less haha.
    I know.....
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    I weigh 217 and consume 200-250g protein per day (cutting/recomp you can find my log in nutrtion info). Consuming that much meat gets tedious to b honest. Plus I like to make a protein shake on occasion with my snacks/meals (again, my shakes are 1 scoop, so its really like 2 shakes spread out over the day).

    I got the idea of spreading it out from an article I read on here that showed it was more beneficial to consume 25g pre and 25g post than 50g post... figured id give it a shot to spread out the 4 scoops I was taking (2 scoops pre and 2 post) throughout the day. Definitely has helped with keeping my carbs and cals in line. I use Elite Whey (2g carbs per scoop) and EliteXT (blend of slow release proteins,7g carbs per scoop). I have 1 scoop xt in the morning w breakfast, 1 scoop of whey pre and post workout, 1 scoop xt at bed all are mixed with water. This gets me about an extra 100g of quick protein with 18g carbs (I do 30-40g daily) plus it helps me stay full throughout the day and night with the xt. The whey I take for obvious reasons.
  

  
 

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