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Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:51 pm
by gabrielxxx
I think I should start counting protein and calories, can you guys recommend any sites?

I don't think I'll have a problem with brotein, since I'm eating TVP like a pro and taking 3 30g shakes a day, but who knows...

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:05 am
by blinki
400g must be brutal farts. When I eat about 200g I try to keep as much of it as possible to later in the day so I'm not subjecting other people to it as much

[quote="gabrielxxx"]I think I should start counting protein and calories, can you guys recommend any sites?

I use Live Strong's MyPlate because it has more UK foods (I'm never sure US equivalents are nutritionally the same) than any other I tried so not sure it'll be useful for you in that sense but it is otherwise alright. If it weren't for UK foods I'd probably use Spark People

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:44 am
by baldy
[quote="JP"], but make it 60 grams of protein per pop.

Are these just protein powders or shakes with carbs in them?
Busy putting a myprotein order in and wondering if I should bother getting maltodextrin.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:58 am
by gabrielxxx
[quote="baldy"][quote="JP"], but make it 60 grams of protein per pop.

Are these just protein powders or shakes with carbs in them?
Busy putting a myprotein order in and wondering if I should bother getting maltodextrin.



Malto or dextrose is great for those post-workout carbs and easy calories, also makes any disgusting protein taste better.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:10 am
by JP
[quote="baldy"][quote="JP"], but make it 60 grams of protein per pop.

Are these just protein powders or shakes with carbs in them?
Busy putting a myprotein order in and wondering if I should bother getting maltodextrin.


Just protein.

Classic fumble with the 105 g shake man :) was that before or after your pb?

farting has been pretty royal, banking on it being just an adjustment period, you know like the raw foodists say when your teeth fall out and vision is disappearing.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:51 pm
by tal
[quote="baldy"]Busy putting a myprotein order in and wondering if I should bother getting maltodextrin.


Buying maltodextrin is a colossal waste of money and of carbs. May as well flush some money down the bog.

You could instead be eating cake, or other such tasty carbs. Same outcome.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:01 pm
by JO
... [quote]banking on it being just an adjustment period, you know like the raw foodists say when your teeth fall out and vision is disappearing.


First good laugh I've had this month... Will enjoy following this, although I'm not a protein powder person. Embarking on a lentil experiment shortly, and then getting back to training after a long, long break.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:36 am
by JP
JO lovely to see you here again :) (unless I've missed you on other threads)

Lentil experiment sounds good, need to re stock on lentils myself actually.

Getting 400 a day seems to be a bit more demanding than I thought, need to readjust some eating habits. Time to get more tvp in various forms...

First day I got approx 420, second 380, today a late start and busy day will make it tricky. Lets see what they have at the vegan brunch buffet...

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:46 am
by baldy
[quote="JP"]
Classic fumble with the 105 g shake man :) was that before or after your pb?

Shake was pre PB, maybe you are onto something with this protein business.
Soya and pea protein ordered, wont hit 400g a day but will try get in three shakes a day (+180g) and see how that feels.
Works out like £60 a month on shakes :(

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:04 am
by JP
That's not in addition to what you eat though, but instead? So the cost shouldn't be that high. This might actually save me a penny or two.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:20 am
by baldy
[quote="JP"]That's not in addition to what you eat though, but instead? So the cost shouldn't be that high. This might actually save me a penny or two.

Yeah will probably cut out some snacks but I am bulking so would be nice (however probably impossible) to keep the snacks and the shakes.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:12 am
by Goob
This is really interesting. Definitely want to see how it works out.

I've been keeping protein at ~200 grams a day for a while and sort of been thinking it's more than I need, but lots of beasts recommending more than that, even for skinny guys like me, so could be something to it. Might try 2 grams per lb bodyweight when I start bulking again in a few weeks.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:29 am
by gabrielxxx
[quote="blinki"]
I use Live Strong's MyPlate because it has more UK foods (I'm never sure US equivalents are nutritionally the same) than any other I tried so not sure it'll be useful for you in that sense but it is otherwise alright. If it weren't for UK foods I'd probably use Spark People


I'll look up Spark People.

How do you guys keep up with amounts? I suck at guesstimating, do you buy scales and such?

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:50 pm
by sergio
[quote="gabrielxxx"]I think I should start counting protein and calories, can you guys recommend any sites?



I tried http://cronometer.com/ to do some research. But you gotta be clinically insane to log all the food you eat. It's a nightmare.

Hope this +400 gr experiment works, whatever the goal is!

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:27 pm
by tal
Read labels, get a set of food scales, and use a spreadsheet like google docs. Easy.