Protein Powder + Cereal

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Kimuraa, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Kimuraa

    Kimuraa Orange Belt

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    I don't know if anybody else does this, but it's pretty good! I usually get a big bowl full of cereal (2 cups?) and a cup of milk and throw in 1 scoop of protein powder (23g of protein). Mix it up pretty well and you can barely tell its in there! Considering mine is chocolate I tend to stick to Cocoa puffs, I know cereal is sugar I don't need but what can I say? I like my cereal :icon_cry2
     
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    It's a great idea if you're in a rush and can't get some proper protein for breakfast, or you're tired of eggs and yogurt and such. Of course, "cocoa puffs" kind of ruin the whole point of a healthy breakfast, but for myself I use protein with Cheerios and skim milk, so it's a decent profile right there. Add some banana to get fruit in, and you're good to go for an early workout. A lot of calories if you're not exercising early though.
     
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    1) We like our protein. We don't try to "hide" it.

    2) We put our protein powder in good sources of carbs, like steel-cut oats.

    3) We pound our chests, eat veggies out of the ground, and eat our steaks while the bull is still walking. We don't make cereal manly.
     
  4. Kimuraa

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    Well I usually drink a health/protein shake and eat cereal, then I do my cardio in the morning, lifting in the afternoon. Obviously eating cereal isn't a good part of my "diet", but I like to enjoy my food and protein is good for building muscle, so it's not a lost cause. And I'm sorry if it makes me less of a man to admit $13 protein from Wal-Mart doesn't taste great :D
     
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    If you're going to eat cereal, save it for after your workout, at least. It won't have as much of a negative impact then.

    You're almost certainly better off spending an additional $13 getting a higher quality brand or protein that uses better flavoring. Then you might not have to eat cereal to make it taste better (if you do).
     
  6. Kimuraa

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    Well I always eat breakfest and usually I'll have the shake/cereal, and for lunch and dinner I usually eat some form of meat and veggies for additional protein/vitamins. And yeah, I know, the $13 stuff is cheap but definitely not the best tasting.
     
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    If you're eating it before a morning workout, cereal will have a POSITIVE impact, not negative. Assuming it's not just a lift. You do need carbs for energy, and cereal usually is of medium GI, which is perfect pre-WO fuel.
     
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    Co-Co Puffs? Really?
     
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    How is that faster than putting it in a shaker?
     
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    I like my ON Pro Complex in the morning with Fiber1 and Cracklin' Oat Bran...


    I like to poo...:redface:
     
  11. Jake Martin

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    I have a problem thinking that Cocoa-Puffs is a great Pre-WO food. Call me crazy.
     
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    Some of us are poor and dont have the option of spendin' 2x as much on the same amount of protein...
     
  13. Rowan11088

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    Well obviously, I said the same thing. But non-sugar cereal is what I was talking about.
     
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    This is true. The perfect pre-WO fuel is a fast-acting protein (amino acids or hydrolyzed protein) and med-GI carbs. The research done by Tipton that I'm aware of used sucrose and amino acids.

    That being said, a cereal like Cocoa Puffs and its ilk, which are the cereals we're talking about here, the so-called "sugar" cereals, are mostly high-GI, not medium-GI. I mean, Rice Crispies is like a 81 on the GI scale (Cocoa Puffs has 14g out of 26g of carbs per serving from sugars, mostly sucrose and corn syrup).

    Of course, it's even cheaper just to buy dex and malto and make a morning pre-WO shake. It'd also be less acidogenic than the additional grains in the cereal.
     
  15. Kimuraa

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    Haha I have my "Health Shake" and it has oatmeal in it. The cocoa puffs is just a little "bonus" to me for being a good boy and drinking it! Haha but I decided "hell, protein powder and cocoa puffs doesnt sound half bad!" and it wasnt.
     
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    meh... I just tried this cereal+protein and it was god awful...
     
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    I don't believe it. Do you know how many vegetables you would have to eat to get the same amount of vitamins and minerals as in one bowl of Total?
     
  18. Jake Martin

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    Well, there's fiber...and then there's HIGH FIBER

    Colon Blow
     
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    I put it in oatmeal and raisin bran and it is delicious...

    I also put peanut butter in my oatmeal.
     
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    I use GNC brand banana flavor... it is damn good.
     

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