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    oicdn is offline Second Set
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    4 eggs whites post workout good enough?

    Besides drinking 2 bottles of water, are 4 egg whites only (4 large eggs) a good "replenishment" snack within that crucial 30-60 minute window post session?

    According to this site:
    CalorieKing - Calorie Counter - Calories in Eggs: Chicken Egg, egg white, cooked, no added fat

    It had 3.6-4g of protein per egg...

    I don't like yolk, so that's the reason for only whites.

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    Chillen is offline Banned
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    IMO that is inadequate.

    Read these articles:

    Solving the Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Puzzle, John Berardi:

    Bodybuilding.com - John Berardi - Solving The Post Workout Puzzle - Part One!

    Bodybuilding.com - John Berardi - Solving The Post Workout Puzzle: Part 2 - The Recovery Plan.


    Best regards and best wishes to you for continued success,


    Chillen

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    fit4life1976 is offline Third Set
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    Go for chocolate milk for carbo reload, it doesn't really matter whether you have the egg whites or not at that 30-60 min post exercise. It's all about carbo replenishment, and they found that your body absorbs carbohydrates faster at that period.

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    Phate89 is offline Bond Boy
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    Thats like 12-16 grams of protein. Not enough IMO.

    Should be aiming for more along the lines of 30-40 grams

    How about you suck it up, and eat the whole egg? That would be around 24-28 grams of protein.

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    oicdn is offline Second Set
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    LOL, I'm a picky eater. Changing my diet to be cleaner is already killing me. Eating 4 egg whites already starts getting to the point where on my 4th one, things start tasting blah.

    I ate 6 egg whites earlier today as well. I dunno how much that factors into things.

    I forgot to mention I drink a protein shake (chocolate, mixed with milk) along with it, which apparently has 52g of protein. I have no idea how I forgot that tidbit....
    Last edited by oicdn; Sep. 01/08 at 08:22 PM.

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    fit4life1976 is offline Third Set
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    Yeah that's fine, and add a club sandwich with brown bread to that and you're king of the castle

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    I'm having a hard time carbing up cause all the food here is all diabetic/low sugar/low carb, so I have to go out and buy all my own food, rather than split the groceries with everybody.

    I was hoping that was enough. I recently have been on an egg binge, eating eggwhites more and more since we got a new teflon pan, lol.

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    fit4life1976 is offline Third Set
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    Eggs are great but you don't want to get sick of them there are other foods as well you know

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    I only eat eggs and I benchpress 275 lbs five times.

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    Just make sure you are getting simple sugars post workout too...they are the drivers that get the protein to the needed stops.

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    Eric L is offline Fourth Set
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    I will definitely read those tonight Chillen!

    thanks

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by oicdn View Post
    LOL, I'm a picky eater. Changing my diet to be cleaner is already killing me. Eating 4 egg whites already starts getting to the point where on my 4th one, things start tasting blah.

    I ate 6 egg whites earlier today as well. I dunno how much that factors into things.

    I forgot to mention I drink a protein shake (chocolate, mixed with milk) along with it, which apparently has 52g of protein. I have no idea how I forgot that tidbit....
    Food is fuel.
    Food is fuel.

    Repeat this mantra. Being a picky eater is a choice...so is being healthy and eating right.

    I think cottage cheese is horrible stuff...but its always in my fridge...because its good fuel.

    reprogram your mind, try new things. if you don't embrace food changes, like eating a ton of veggies...you're never going the make the progress that you are capable of.

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    VanDiesel is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by oicdn View Post
    I don't like yolk, so that's the reason for only whites.
    I would personally eat the yolks as they contain vital nutrients. Its not about liking or not liking something its about the nutrients. You need PWO carbs as well.

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