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A typical 10lb bag of ON whey protein costs ~$115 USD. There are 149 servings (1 scoop = 1 serving) in a bag. So 24 grams of protein (with negligible carbs and fat) costs $0.77 USD. I don't think you'll find anything cheaper anywhere. And if you do, let me know.


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Let's start with some foundation in the order of importance: Energy Balance (Calories in vs. Calories out) Macros (amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat) Micros/Supplements (vitamins / minerals and sports supplements) Meal timing (how often you eat and how close to training) Energy Balance This is the simplest thing: You eat less than you burn in a ...


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Eggs! A dozen in USA costs around $3 that is 6 grams of proteins for $0.041 per gram. Although it doesn't beat $0.03 per gram in Eric's answer but its close and eggs are not for $3 everywhere. Knowing which country you belong to, this price can be significantly lower. I am from Canada. I just bought a dozen eggs for $2.64 Wohoo, that makes it $0.03 ...


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Check out these resources for more specifics about the supplements: Glutamine -- not shown to increase muscle mass, but shown to lower inflammation (i.e. recovery). Timing doesn't matter. No more than 5g any time of day. (Brown Rice) Protein -- protein is protein. There is minimal increased uptake during and post training. One book recommended 10-15g ...


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A huge reality you need to embrace is that if you do not make sizable time and adjustments for your health now, you will make time and adjustments for long term and generally incurable health problems in the future. You might be "busy" now with life commitments, but being on a kidney dialysis machine will make you even "busier". This isn't about having a ...


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Beans! A 1-pound bag of dry beans can easily be found for $1, and contains about 100 grams of protein. $0.01 per gram beats pretty much any animal source. Of course, you can't eat raw beans, so this source requires some kitchen work.


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Will eating lots of eggs and peanut butter, and drinking a lot of milk help you bulk up? Yes, however I hope that you are not just eating these for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you seriously want to gain muscle mass, then consider calculating your TDEE and add 200~500 calories(this is known caloric surplus). Next your protein intake should be 1g ...


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Protein supplements exist for one reason, and one reason only; If your usual diet doesn't provide you with enough protein to properly facilitate reaching your goals, you can add protein supplements to reach the target amount of protein per day/week. As it stands, the question isn't answerable due to lack of information. You need to find out how much ...


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The criticisms of artificial sweetener are overstated and there's nothing I'm aware of that shows a causal relationship between artificial sweeteners in human beings and real adverse health. Mind you, these substances have been scrutinized more than almost anything else you'll ingest. From the Mayo Clinic: But according to the National Cancer Institute ...


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As the study that Greg cites shows, there is no real difference in the window for protein intake. People may be confusing this with the studies that show supercompensation of glycogen storage when carbohydrates are consumed in the period ("the golden hour") after prolonged aerobic exercise. However, you may want to reconsider doing cardio immediately ...


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Yes, whey protein can knock you out of ketosis. It has had that effect on me several times. To those who say, no carbs, thus no effect, you're only looking at half the story. Carbs effect ketosis by affecting insulin. Ketosis is governed by the insulin/glucagon ratio (I/G ratio) (1). Whey has no carbs, has but it IS insulinogenic (e.g., ref (2)) ...


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If you're unfit, it is possible to gain muscle while losing body fat, but this gets harder the more fit you get. If you have a low intake of protein and if you replace something with the protein supplement (rather than just adding it to your diet), then it can be beneficial.


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To lose weight, you do not need to eat "healthy" or eat vegetables. Weight gain and loss comes down to the energy balance equation, or net calories (weight changes) = calories in - calories out. The reason exercise helps to lose weight is because it increases the calories out number, but it is not strictly necessary with good diet (though it will increase ...


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I think tuna is a very, very good source for not much money. The type I get is in water, of course, and it's 90 calories per tin, with 20 grams of protein. There's only 1 gram of fat with all that protein, and then an extra calorie from something haha. My lunch is 2 cans of tuna plus a deli sandwich with about 30 g of protein in it. So I get 70 g of ...


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It's not that important to eat after workouts, the most important factor is your total protein intake during the day. What kind of workout do you do? If it's just weight lifting you definitely do not need carbs after workouts. An average body can store 2000 kcal of glycogen (carbs), if you are a marathon runner or professional athlete, you'll have a hard ...


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This is gonna be a "yes-and-no" answer. In general First off, if you've done little to no weight training before, you're in a spot where you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. This isn't necessarily impossible later, but it gets progressively harder the more you train. In this sense, doing both weight training and a decent bit of cardio, is ...


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I highly recommend taking some casein before sleep if your recovery time is high. This study shows that casein metabolism and absorbtion is pretty high during sleep, which stimulates muscle recovery at a higher rate. I discovered this study a few months ago, and tried it out to surprisingly good effect. Naturally, this is anecdotal for my own experience, ...


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What kind of milk are you drinking ? Look for whole unhomogenized milk. That will fill you up. Skim is just water and sugar. Oatmeal and beans are loaded with fiber and that fiber will stick to your gut and keep you fuller. In the long run, you are better off chewing most your food. It will keep you more satiated and your body will digest and absorb most of ...


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If you consume excess protein on a ketogenic diet, several of the amino acids will be converted to glucose via the gluconeogenic pathway thus knocking you out of ketosis.


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Dr Peter Attia is an accomplished athlete who has remarkable athletic endurance accomplishments performed during nutritional ketosis (due to very low carbohydrate intake). His blog is well-researched and well written. I think you'll find his answer to your question is that carbs are not necessary for the type of activity you plan. My personal experience is ...


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2010 ISSN Position Stand: • Individuals engaged in a general fitness program can typically meet needs by consuming a normal diet (45-55% CHO; 3-5 g/kg/day). • Athletes involved in moderate amounts of intense training (2-3 hrs/day, 5-6 times/week) typically need to consume 55-65% CHO (5-8 g/kg/day or 250 - 1,200 g/day for 50 - 150 kg athletes) in order to ...


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This question, as worded, is off-topic. But, since I've written such a program in the past, I'll point you to what I used. The USDA maintains a Nurtient Database that can be downloaded. If memory serves me, it's large and is distributed in several parts. There is documentation to help you decipher each part of the download.


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I think the mistake you are making in your question is that you assume whey protein is not food. Whey protein is food just like anything else, it's usually referred to as a supplement because it has conveniently great macros for bodybuilding (if we take this as a general example 20g protein per 100 calories in a scoop). You can substitute 2 scoops (40g ...


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First things first, nothing can substitute food. Protein supplements should only be taken when you know you simply can not eat that much. Protein is actually cheaper. Right supplements can actually save you money, if approached in a smart way. A chicken breast that has 20g of protein costs 1-2 euros depending what you are buying. A serving of protein costs ...


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Just to recap our discussion. At your weight and height, you are not obese. I would highly recommend exercising and following your macros, that can be calculated here A very good site, to track your macros is myfitnesspal If would also look into something called intermittent fasting But, since you said your family has a history of diabetes i would strongly ...


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Judging the nutritional facts i would say you are safe. I have taken multivitamins that have the daily needed value way over exceeded and been just fine(if that is what you are worried about) What ever diet plan you read, it always says "As many greens as you want". At the end of the day you just have to test it yourself because everyone responds to ...


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There are two artificial sweeteners in this product: sucralose, and acesulfame potassium (also known as Ace-K). The purpose of using two sweeteners is to get a better sugar-like taste profile than with a single sweetener alone. You can read the relevant Wikipedia articles on these substances, but suffice it to say that neither one is really all that good ...


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Actually, Aspartame has a pretty clear bill of health. There were some early studies which suggested that megadoses, the equivalent of slamming 40-50 diet sodas every day, might lead to a slight increase in cancer rates, but better studies have eliminated confounding factors and found that the risk is less than that of using natural sugars in food due to the ...


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As you noted, you are not consuming enough protein. You only have one real source a day being the meat at lunch), with small amounts coming from the nuts at dinner or dairy at breakfast. That being said, having large amounts of protein is not enough to build or maintain muscles on its own... you need calories for that. And when you're dieting, you don't ...


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Is it a good idea to make shakes using egg white powder? I can imagine that adding water will reconstitute it into its original, slimy form. Will it cause stomach troubles? I've never tried raw eggs before. Egg whites also go by the name albumen, by which the fatty yolks have been filtered away. Most people who use egg protein powder are like you: ...



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