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Offline JonR

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Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« on: August 22, 2006, 10:56:00 AM »
I find myself getting tired of tuna. What do the rest of you do to get your protein when there isn't a refrigerator or microwave available?

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006, 02:17:37 PM »
I hope you aren't doing the 6 square meals a day thing  ;)

Seriously though I shoot for 3 square meals with an occasional snack only when necessary

A slight feeling of hunger is not a bad thing

These days I'm even skipping meals purposely, a far cry from my "bodybuilding" days of nonstop eating and bathroom breaks  :P


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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006, 03:15:17 PM »
Yes, I'm glad that I've evolved beyond eating cereal bars all day.

How much does one have to eat for it to count as a "meal"? Nowadays I have what I consider a "meal" 1-3 times per day, although I sometimes snack frequently.

What do people think of eating protein before and/or after exercise? There are apparently studies showing it to have a beneficial effect, but it can be awkward without resorting to supplements and could be a myth propagated to boost sales of tacky powders. I'd like to think it doesn't matter so long as one eats good food whenever is convenient.

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 06:02:01 PM »
No, not doing 6-7 meals a day (anymore), but I do tend to go straight from bed to work to workout to home, which generally means being away from home between 6 in the morning and 6-8 at night.  And I still generally have at least 4 meals.

I used to do exactly what you and manupright allude to - protein bar for breakfast, tuna for snack, maybe a hot lunch if I had time to leave work, another tuna snack, then some sort of bar after workout, then a proper dinner at home.

I've been reading the Performance Menu (www.performancemenu.com) and much about intermittent fasting, but still haven't quite made the transition from 6-7 meals per day to 1-3.

But Eric and Manupright are suggesting that this might be a convenient way to not need to worry about different protein sources all the time.  Good thought, that.  Perhaps I could just make sure I had a good-sized dinner and one other meal during the day.  I'll give it a try for a couple of days (starting tomorrow) and report the results.

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 01:00:46 AM »
make pemmican


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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006, 06:56:12 AM »
This site is a graet source for pemmican and other fine meat products.  http://www.grasslandbeef.com/

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2006, 10:45:14 AM »
Don't buy the pemmican.  Make it.  You've save tons of money in the long run.

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 05:53:54 PM »
Don't buy the pemmican.  Make it.  You've save tons of money in the long run.

Bump + karma for that

Always cheaper to buy it as direct from source as possible to get freshest and best quality

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Re: Suggestions for easy/portable protein?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2006, 11:32:33 PM »
Hard-boiled eggs