Saying no to whey protein..for beef jerky instead

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    May 28, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    ok guys i am starting to think that taking whey protein as a meal replacement or muscle recovery tool is not going well with my body..(inside).besides i look bloated more than muscled...anyways so i did a little online research and body builders have been using beef jerky as protein alternative intake for years. Now i started eating the beef jerky like three times a day.for the past 3 weeks...went to costcos got a shitload of it. Anyways what i noticed was im gaining more mass and leaner muscle than when i was on whey protein...i am wondering if i am the only one getting these great results? Have you guys substituted beef jerky for any other protein supplements? The pack said i would gain 14g of protein..what do you guys think?
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    May 28, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    Enjoy your sodium overload. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    Yeah, exactly, I love beef jerky but I wouldn't eat it everyday as a source of nutrition. Too much sodium. And commercial beef jerky has a bit of artificial ingredients and preservatives.

    Try to find a low sodium version at least. You also might want to consider jerky that uses leaner meats, like ostrich or turkey or buffalo meat.
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    May 28, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Awfully salty. Also I think I'd get tired of the constant chewing. I once bought a big Costco thing of beef jerky and the novelty wears off quickly.
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    May 28, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    That seems salty. Hypertension problems along the way
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    May 28, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    if your going to eat something so salty can you at least increase your potassium, magnesium and calcium intake to help your kidneys deal with the shit load of salt your taking in and hopefully decrease your chances of developing sodium related hypertension.
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    May 28, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    Like everyone is saying, it's a lot of salt...though I think they do have low-sodium versions. Not sure about all the preservatives. But yes, it is a good fast source of significant protein and the right brands don't have a lot of sat. fat. either
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    May 28, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    It's a dead animal that sits on a shelf in a bag. Think about it. Not something you want to consume regularly.
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    May 28, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    lunar1 saidIt's a dead animal that sits on a shelf in a bag. Think about it. Not something you want to consume regularly.
    Beats roadkill...
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    May 28, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    Mmm roadkill.
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    May 28, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    Vaughn saidMmm roadkill.
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    May 28, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEnjoy your sodium overload. icon_biggrin.gif


    First thing I thought when I read the OP's post.
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    May 29, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    it could be more costly from a per-serving basis. there are low-sodium versions for those salty attitudes icon_wink.gif
  • safety43_mma1...

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    May 29, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    Vaughn saidMmm roadkill.



    LMAO NOW THIS SAYS IT ALL. WAY TO GO MAN
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    May 29, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    What about drinking regular milk?
    I drink chocolate Silk soy milk when i run out of protein powder. And its much cheaper. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 29, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidWhat about drinking regular milk?
    I drink chocolate Silk soy milk when i run out of protein powder. And its much cheaper. icon_biggrin.gif


    You also eat a sack full of Carl's Jr. burgers when you run out of Taco Bell burritos too! LOL!! Had to tease you here!!
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    May 29, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    thanks for the replies.. i calculated sodium intake and it is indeed high..but im West Indian..so thats normal for me. But i will look for the ones with low sodium and stick to my cashews, apples etc. I just cant seem to adjust to whey protein or syntha 6.
  • DCEric

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    May 29, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    I love the salty replies. icon_lol.gif Just keep in mind, some of us need more salt that the rest of you.

    /hypotension FTW
  • HeapsOfSport

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    May 29, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    I would imagine daily intake of jerky would also hurt your teeth.
  • mybud

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    May 29, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    I notice a lot of the fellas pointed out the high sodium....but ya need to also be aware of the added sugars and corn sweeteners....If you want beef...grill some lean hamburgers or steaks keep in refrig...when hunger hits...BAM.....BUD