Thread: Beef Jerkey
8/24/2010 6:02pm, #11
You can make your own Jerky with a dehydrator and cut out the nitrates and preservatives. It's very easy to do.
Since as much fat as possible must be trimmed from the meat (it spoils faster than the meat does) it can be made quite lean. In fact, excessively lean cuts such as london broil are the easiest to make from a prep standpoint.
So you can have a high protein snack with virtually no fat and no processed sugar. It is however high in sodium, as salt is an integral part of the curing process. It's the only additive you can't subtract from the jerky.
That said, I'd rather have a honkin' chunk of real homemade jerky (that mass produced stuff in the store is nasty as hell! Real jerky tastes like steak tartar, that shite in the store tastes like sodium nitrate and fructose.) than one of those sugary nasty energy bars. Even just from a digestion standpoint. Blech!
8/24/2010 6:03pm, #12
8/24/2010 6:39pm, #13
Too much fat in jerky? Lowfat milk? Eggs and a banana? What are we training to be miss america here?
I guess we all workout for different reasons and if you're trying to loose weight these suggestions are fine. I'm trying to gain so my snacks consist of mass gainer shakes and apples with peanut butter or cottage cheese.
8/24/2010 9:15pm, #14
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You're missing the point. You want something quickly and easily digested containing sugars and fats right after you work out (or even during your workout). Fats are actually counterproductive.
You can eat a good meal after, and eat whatever you want that's appropriate for your goals.
8/25/2010 1:18am, #15
My post lifting meal is whatever my wife made for dinner while I was training.
So far, so good."Emevas,
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8/25/2010 5:38am, #16
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PWO I used to do the protein shake, buy a tub of protein and it can cost as little as $.33 a scoop, cheap!
Now, I take my amino acids (creatine, beta alanine, leucine, and glutamine), with a bit of Chain'd Out to mask the taste (a BCAA drink, like Xtend, tastes damned good to).
Then I eat.
When I was gaining, I eat as much as possible haha, if I'm not I just eat until I am satisfied.
8/25/2010 6:06am, #17
8/27/2010 12:10am, #18
Not sure who talking to you're talking to, or what you're trying to say, but given my massive ego and the fact that I posted right before you i'll assume you're addressing me.
First, you said " You want something quickly and easily digested containing sugars and fats...". Then you said " Fats are actually counterproductive." So do I, the OP, or whomever, want fats? or are they counterproductive? What are you trying to say?
I stated i'm trying to gain in which case I need more calories then I burn. Eating fats especially the foods I mentioned will help me reach my goal. Not sure how i'm missing the point.
8/27/2010 12:39pm, #19
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During and immediately after your workout you want to do dump sugars and amino acids into your system. It starts the recovery process for your muscles and replaces gylcogen stores. The best way to do with is with a liquid containing simple sugars and easily broken down proteins or straight amino acids. Limited fats and fiber. This way, nutrients pass into your bloodstream quickly. Your muscles soak them up. (Also a good time to dump in some creatine if you're using that). That's why nonfat chocolate milk is a good idea. You want to do this during and/or within 45 minutes of finishing your workout. This protocol is appropriate regardless of whether you're attempting to lose or gain weight.
What you do after that shake is up to you and depends on your goals. Have the shake and then eat an whole pig if you want. But have the sake.
Having only a regular meal after working out is subpotimal -- it takes time to break down most foods. When you mix in fibers and fats it also results in a slower release of nutrients into the blood stream -- which is what you want, most of the time. Just not immediately after working out.
Most weight gainer shakes (as opposed to protein shakes) are high fat, high sugar garbage, btw.
8/27/2010 1:53pm, #20
^"Most weight gainer shakes (as opposed to protein shakes) are high fat, high sugar garbage, btw."
Yep they've got a bunch of carbs too. Depends on what you get.
The one I use has a lot of carbs (155g per serving) but is relatively low fat (5g per serving) and lower sugar (8g per serving). But I use it as more of a meal supplement when i'm working and can't eat a meal. After workouts I go for straight protein.