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Old 03-15-2006, 11:22 AM   #31
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Oats porridge is a great way to start your day,It's very filling and it will help you in the long run, good for your heart.I find that as much as my kids like cereals, I have to choose which ones we have at home. There is too much sugar and chocolate in a lot of them. The muesli we buy has raisins to sweeten it and the kids love it.when they were babies their first cereal was weetabix, they still eat it.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:32 AM   #32
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RDG and Jikoni, protein powder is more of a supplement, very popular with body builders. (Thus they are more likely to be found in the gyms, health and nutrition specialty shops, or sports equipment shops rather than regular food shops)
They are made with proteins from whey, egg, soy etc. Transformed into powdered form to be dissolved into liquid for consumption. Their texture and flavour somewhat resembles to powdered milk, many of them are flavoured like vanilla, strawberry, chocolate etc.
From my own experience, I tried it for a couple of years some time ago, and now I do my physical training without taking them, and I think I get desired result just as well...
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:49 AM   #33
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RDG and Jikoni, protein powder is more of a supplement, very popular with body builders. (Thus they are more likely to be found in the gyms, health and nutrition specialty shops, or sports equipment shops rather than regular food shops)
They are made with proteins from whey, egg, soy etc. Transformed into powdered form to be dissolved into liquid for consumption. Their texture and flavour somewhat resembles to powdered milk, many of them are flavoured like vanilla, strawberry, chocolate etc.
From my own experience, I tried it for a couple of years some time ago, and now I do my physical training without taking them, and I think I get desired result just as well...
Thanks for explanation: now, more than before, I don't like them. Of course, everyone can do what he likes, but I think that it's better to avoid these things, unless thare are any specific reason to use them. May be possible if I do some specfic athletic activity, or similar, but, otherwise, I like(d) better to avoid. Why (d)? Now I like better an armchair......
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:57 AM   #34
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Thanks for explanation: now, more than before, I don't like them. Of course, everyone can do what he likes, but I think that it's better to avoid these things, unless thare are any specific reason to use them. May be possible if I do some specfic athletic activity, or similar, but, otherwise, I like(d) better to avoid. Why (d)? Now I like better an armchair......
Yes Rob, I think this is for a very specific purpose, who has some extreme purposes... like if you are training to be the next Mr. Olympia or something... I get the impression that many casual body builders take it just for a make belief effect, to make themselves feel like a Mr. Olympia... just like a little girl dressing up like a princess or Britney Spears or something
If you are into fitness in a casual way, regular healthy eating habit is more than enough.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #35
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Just stumbled onto this thread and read it through with interest. However I disagree with the elimination of protein as a breakfast staple. (Not talking protein powder here, but rather meats)

According to nutritionists that I speak with. protein is an excellent idea at breakfast especially if you are going to be really doing some heavy work. Protein "sticks with you" longer than carbs or fruits which are metabolized more quickly. It is always better to avoid FATTY meats though. So, some lean meat at breakfast or eggs or other protein is a very good idea if you are going to be physically active in the morning.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:05 PM   #36
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I have to second Alix's thoughts. I've always had more energy when I started the day with bacon and eggs rather than donuts.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:13 PM   #37
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What are some proteins that you can put in a blender?

He's not talking about me
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #38
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Oh yes I make egg in a hole all the time Egg mcmuffin too, my husband likes a lot of eggs... but I should get canadian bacon instead of regular bacon, I hadn't thought about that (and I'm canadian, doh).
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and don't like Canadian bacon! I just had this "egg in a hole" today at a Cracker Barrel in Depew NY. It's called "eggs in a basket" there. Very nice for a change...(the hashbrowns were even better...lots of cheese melted on them!)

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:07 PM   #39
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This is my "new" breakfast....as of Sunday...gack.....its actually really good, just sounds really awful

4 Large egg whites...MUST be large eggs
1/2 cup LIGHT cottage cheese
2 oz quick oatmeal...

Mix in blender, ,cook as a pancake and serve with "sugar twin brown" and cinnamon......

Trust me it is tasty. I think its more an acquired taste after a bit.......
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:22 PM   #40
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Okay, let's dispell the powdered protein rumors and misinformation first. High quality protein powders, which are comprised of whey protein, are an efficient way of infusing protein into your body to fuel muscle development without overloading your body with excess calories. I normally make myself a protein shake, right after a serious weight lifting session, consisting of 1/2 cup of Better 'n' Eggs (egg whites with added beta carotine to make them look like whole egg), 1/2 cup either yogurt or soy milk, 1 cup cranberry juice, 1 cup frozen fruit or berries, half a tray of ice cubes, and two scoops pf protein powder. No, I am not trying out for Mr. Olympia or Mr. America. I am just trying to live long enough to become a burden on my children.

Now my breakfasts ( I have two each morning) consist of an 11 ounce glass of Ovaltine with 1% milk, one multi-vitamin, three psyllium capsules, two fish oil capsules, and a policosanol gelcap. This is followed almost immediately (within 15 minutes) with thirty to 45 minutes of cardio work on a treadmill, Lifecycle, or elliptical trainer.

My second breakfast, 2 1/2 to 3 hours later, consists of one of many different things. It could be a bowl of oatmeal. It could be a hard boiled egg and a slice of banana bread or a banana nut muffin. It could be a snadwich made with an English muffin or butermilk biscuit; scrambled egg substitute; turkey bacon or sausage, or Canadian bacon; and reduced fat cheese; or sometimes even steak and eggs with whole grain toast, if I have left over steak. I have not, however, eaten a doughnut in so long (apologies to Tim Horton and/or Vernon Rudolph) that I have fogotten what one tastes like.
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