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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by vijugati8g, Apr 30, 2012.

    1. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      whats the overall thoughts on breakfast shakes? healthy? unhealthy? indifferent?

      my overall goal is fat loss and was wondering if shakes may be a good substitute in the morning...what i noticed today was, the shake had a bit of calories, however...it was a simple blueberry/banana shake:

      1 cup of nonfat milk
      ~5 ounces of nonfat unflavored yogurt
      1/4 cup of ice
      1 medium banana
      ~15-20 blueberries

      This totals around 320 calories...isnt that a bit much?...i havent even included any protein powders or anything...just curious to know if this is "ok" regularly....the rest of my meals across the day arent too bad:

      lunch - half a turkey sub on wheat bread, with swiss cheese, only mustard, spinach, tomatoes, yellow pepper, onions, jalapenos, & black peppers

      snack between lunch and dinner - f-a-g-e (added the dashes since its being "***" out lol) 2% yogurt with strawberry (i normally just use about 1/2 the strawberry paste it includes)

      snack if i go to the gym late would be a handful of almonds, unsalted, roasted

      if i go to the gym right after work, i normally have 1 packet of starkist chunk light tuna in water over lettuce, with a couple teaspoons of olive oil, squeeze lemon juice, black pepper...after the work out...

      later snack would normally be a banana or so...

      just wondering if this is a good plan or not...normally for breakfast i would eat about 3 egg whites with some pepper, or a bowl of cheerios, or a bowl of oatmeal...

       
    2. Korporalegq

      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      Shakes are fine. Have you figured out your calorie and macro goals?
       
    3. fa2nzg

      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      A shake is fine as long as it doesnt cause you to go over your targeted cals/macros, provides you satiety, energy, make you feel all warm/fuzzy inside, etc..

      As far as your overall diet, need to state total cals/macros, current stats, and maintenance.
       
    4. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      no :/ ...and thats a failure on my part...i never really have done that...i just end up working out every so often when i feel i have gained some weight (ie: shirts start fitting snug, etc)...hence, getting back into it...

      when i do this, and gauge it, im normally around 1200-1500 calories per day...this is just speculation as i dont actually figure out exact numbers...
       
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      breakfast shake?

      thanks for the quick reply guys...will read the links you sent...im sure i may have some questions here and there, though...
       
    7. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      Post them when you do! Good luck!
       
    8. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      That sounds really low. Follow the links that WonderPug provided ^^^^ You have to get started somewhere.
       
    9. suighja

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      breakfast shake?

      btw, just to note, im not a body builder nor do i strive to be one...ive been slowly incorporating working out as a regular routine, rather than a chore to me...
       
    10. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      breakfast shake?

      Whether your goal is body composition or overall health it's best to do research and devise a plan specific to your needs. Good luck and be open to critiques.
       

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