Shakes as meals?

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    Mar 03, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    Okay I put on about 15/20 pounds of muscle and lost about 10 pounds of fat by having a strict regimen and diet within the past 9 months. Well they made some changes in my schools meal plan.

    I used to eat about 3-400 calories 6x a day and get my weight in grams of protein a day through shakes and proper food. NOW that they made changes in what's being served at my university's cafeteria, I can no longer eat the grilled breasted chicken they were serving. So as a replacement would it be bad to just drink more low calorie protein shakes? Thanks fellas.
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    Mar 04, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Solid proteins are better in that you will feel satiated longer than you will with shakes. Is there no other way for you to eat some sort of solid protein?
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    Mar 04, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    I only drink MRP shakes after a workout. And powder protein shakes whenever I feel I didn't get enough protein in the day. I personally don't think liquid protein should be a complete replacement for actual food. Perhaps you should complain to the person in charge of your school's cafeteria. Or maybe just grill some chicken on your own and pack a cooler full of food.
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    Mar 04, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
    Depends on how many of your meals you plan on strictly eating your protein shakes. If you dont get enough carbs and fats, you have a good chance of getting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis in a way very similar to alcoholic ketoacidosis.

    This is what makes old people smell funny because it makes you respire acetone and can also be accompanied with low blood pH.

    There's a reason why most protein shakes tell you not to make them your primary source of food.
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    Mar 14, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    GNR7600 saidOkay I put on about 15/20 pounds of muscle and lost about 10 pounds of fat by having a strict regimen and diet within the past 9 months. Well they made some changes in my schools meal plan.

    I used to eat about 3-400 calories 6x a day and get my weight in grams of protein a day through shakes and proper food. NOW that they made changes in what's being served at my university's cafeteria, I can no longer eat the grilled breasted chicken they were serving. So as a replacement would it be bad to just drink more low calorie protein shakes? Thanks fellas.


    I know everyones body is different, but that seems like a long amount of time for relatively low gains/loses...

    What is your target weight and body fat percetnage? How many grams of protien and PROPER carbs were you getting?

    What as your work out regimen? Did you change it up every 5-6weeks a little?

    You know, all the typical questions...
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    Mar 16, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I prefer regular food and limit my protein shakes to one a day, after my workout. Though if I haven't been shopping and my kitchen is empty, I've been known to drink more, but not as a regular thing.
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    Mar 21, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    i have done the half shake/ half food option in the past and made some good gains that way......but i was always feelin half full......so back to 80/20 on food.
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    Mar 24, 2010 12:28 AM GMT
    you really are better off eating real food instead of the shake for dinner. Plus you need carbs as well. There has to be something served in your cafeteria that is healthy, how can the grilled chicken breast be bad?