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    Protein Shakes on a Cut...

    Discussion in 'Fat Loss' started by jailynn24hb, Apr 11, 2012.

    1. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      Hey guys

      So i noticed today each of my ON Whey shakes are 220cals (2 scoops) i have these twice on weight days (3 days a week) and none on cardio days. So per week that 1320 cals on protein shakes. On a cut.

      This is my first attempt at fitness, I have done from zero and 12 stone at 5ft8 to easily running over 5k 3 times a week and 10stone 12 currently. However noticing the amount of calories per day on these shakes (440) its the same as a whole meal for me at the moment.

      On weight days I have reached my noob gains and cant lift any heavier on my massive deflict, I havent had a lift increase in a month. I also take creatine 5g per day.

      So my question is can I limit the calories from my shakes? Is there a low cal version or something? I dont get enough protein in my diet due to cost and time (i work full time) so i need the shakes to hit my target intake on weight days.

      Thanks for any info or help, my knowledge on this is made up from advice of friends so I am sure i am missing something...

      Thanks !

       
    2. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      ON has 24g of Protien per scoop = 96 calories - 110 per serving, only 14 calories over the pure protein of the shake.... While everyone will say eat protien instead of drink I think you'd be better off eating protein and then taking a shake after a workout... just my opinion.
       
    3. suighja

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      Last edited by toddmclain02; Today at 11:43 AM. Reason: Math retard... 96 - 110 = 14....
       
    4. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      so your saying it pretty much couldnt get any lower calories wise? and perhaps just cut down to 1 on workout days? I eat a fair bit of chicken and eggs but not enough to hit protein target, though i dont have any shakes 4/7 days of the week anyway...
       
    5. Korporalegq

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      110 calories is about as good as you'll get for that protein content.

      It should be easy to fit 1-2 in your diet.
       
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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      Protein has 4 cals per gram, if a shake has say....24g you have 96 cals from protein and 14 cals from other stuff....you want to take away those 14 calories? o_O
       
    7. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      Yeah, pretty much. After all, any protein has 4 calories per gram. 16 non-protein calories is pretty good, better than most solid foods in that respect.
       
    8. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      Just do 1 a day. You should be able to fit 220 kcal in your diet ESP on workout days. I eat 1600 kcal/day and fit it into my cal allowance. If you need 100g protien per day from shakes, everyone is going to tell you to clean up your diet.
       
    9. remstation

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      It is pretty easy to hit a protein goal on a diet... Just 4 oz of turkey, 8 oz of chicken breast, 2 scoops of ON whey = 144 grams of protein. Do you know what your LBM is?
      Another easy one to hit..... 1 can of Tuna, 8 oz chicken, 2 scoops ON why = 140...

      Throw in your eggs on top of that and your at least around 160-180 grams of protein.

      Also remember to LIFT HEAVY... No reason to take in so much protein if your not going to use it.
       
    10. alomjabpd

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      Protein Shakes on a Cut...

      1600 cals a day lls. Up your cals and up your workouts. Plus it wouldnt be 110 cals per shake, unless your taking them with water?... Milk FTW. I would stop eating so little and just work out longer. You will have a much better physique. Just my .02
       

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