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Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:09 pm
by ninearms
Well at least I now know the sort of person that eats 300g dry weight of pasta: people who eat from measuring jugs.

How do you maintain enthusiasm for eating/living when faced with 2l of what can only be described as "emergency rations when there's no food in the house and you can't quite lower yourself to making baked potatoes"?

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:17 pm
by _Andreas_
Am I the only one who manages to eat 500g (dry weight) spaghetti quite easily in one sitting :oops:

Its usually after two hours of mountain biking though, so I guess that makes it ok :lol:

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:09 pm
by JP
Crazy stuff!

I eat out quite a lot. New city with hundreds of opportunities and then the radical centres with dirt cheap food it's hard and pointless to say no :)

that's why I don't bother to count either. Just go by the feel. At the moment I am counting the protein though, and try to underestimate it if anything.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:13 pm
by Goob
[quote="ninearms"]Well at least I now know the sort of person that eats 300g dry weight of pasta: people who eat from measuring jugs.

How do you maintain enthusiasm for eating/living when faced with 2l of what can only be described as "emergency rations when there's no food in the house and you can't quite lower yourself to making baked potatoes"?


I've been known to eat 6-8 baked potatoes in one go as well :lol: Also, I'm not sure I want to be enthusiastic about food and definitely don't want food to be a reason for enthusiasm about life.

Tonight I'm having ~800g tofu, ~450g frozen broccoli and ~150g cooked brown rice :mrgreen:

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 3:59 am
by JO
I eat out quite a bit as well but that stuff's just gravy. I take care of the supplements and protein and fat mainly at home. Soon it will be hot enough to do home salads as well. There are many wonderful chain restaurants in Chicago that serve vegan food -- Native Foods, Protein Bar, and Freshii. Oh yes, and Sultan's Market ("if it's not our felafal it's f*ckin' awful") (or something like that). Of course I run into problems with friends who would rather patronize single businesses rather than "chains". But vegan chains are worthwhile, aren't they? Sorry -- meandering off-topic.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:27 am
by baldy
Tempted to start a food diary just for the resulting trash talking about how many calories in a baldy size serving of pasta.
Yesterday I only drank 1 shake, but ate half a packet of biscuits! :twisted:

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:41 am
by ninearms
[quote="baldy"]half a packet of biscuits


Steady on!

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:51 pm
by muchluv
What biscuits? When the fox's cookies around I nail a pack a day, generally til they're gone :P. However, I'm not a bulker. I'm just a greedy pig!

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:50 pm
by baldy
[quote="muchluv"]What biscuits? When the fox's cookies around I nail a pack a day, generally til they're gone :P. However, I'm not a bulker. I'm just a greedy pig!

Morrison's double chocolate chip and orange cookies. Pretty awesome, only half a packet cos there was only half a packet left.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:42 pm
by Big Foot Marty
would be interested in what your dig 8) estive system looked like after extended period of 300-400 g Protein

what else to consume...

smoothie with Greens and hemp/pea/soy added...

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:08 am
by gabrielxxx
So, any good news about the experiment?

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:39 pm
by JP
hmmm hard to say... Its been a mad busy month, so that would affect things. Also my training has not been consistant enough.

During all this time i have managed to top 400 grams only perhaps 5 days of them all, but none been below 240ish, mostly in the early 300s.

The protein shakes make me feel full and in the start i was not getting enough calories, did get very lean but felt weak in the gym. Its more balanced now.

Price wise this is cheaper than the big amounts of soya milk i used to consume...

i will continue still especially when i get a good run of training in too.

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:02 am
by gabrielxxx
[quote="JP"]hmmm hard to say... Its been a mad busy month, so that would affect things. Also my training has not been consistant enough.

During all this time i have managed to top 400 grams only perhaps 5 days of them all, but none been below 240ish, mostly in the early 300s.

The protein shakes make me feel full and in the start i was not getting enough calories, did get very lean but felt weak in the gym. Its more balanced now.

Price wise this is cheaper than the big amounts of soya milk i used to consume...

i will continue still especially when i get a good run of training in too.


Cool, I noticed that about the protein shakes making you full when I started taking 3 on lifting days, and it was starting to make me get less calories.

How much soymilk did you use to drink?

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:26 am
by JP
i guess up to 3 litres a day...

yeah i know, A LOT :D

Re: 400+ grams of protein experiment

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:41 pm
by gabrielxxx
[quote="JP"]i guess up to 3 litres a day...

yeah i know, A LOT :D


Whoa, and do you also drink water?