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MonStar1023
03-11-2002, 07:13 PM
I am wondering what does everyone think of a box of Macaroni & Cheese as my carb-up meal. A full box contains 780 calories, 33g protein, 141g carbs, 7.5g fat..

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CBates
03-11-2002, 07:15 PM
Are you sure about the fat grams? Or is it some low fat/fat free cheese it's being mixed with?

TFXP-Zeke01
03-11-2002, 07:33 PM
I wouldn't eat it. I'd stick with the clean carbs(ie..oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta w/ 2 TBSP of low sodium/low fat marinara sauce).

syntekz
03-11-2002, 07:37 PM
That stuff doesn't too good without butter/margerine does it?

Cackerot69
03-11-2002, 08:08 PM
lmfao Monstar....can you figure nothing out on your own? Use some common sense here. We've all explained to you what kind of carbs to eat during your carb-up, etc. Does that mac n cheese fit the qualifications? Think.

Manipul8r
03-11-2002, 08:11 PM
um, im gonna have to go with a negative on the Mac N Cheese man...

MonStar1023
03-11-2002, 08:36 PM
I was thinking with skim milk or whatever. But I guess its a bad idea. Alright its all good.

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=w=
03-11-2002, 09:10 PM
I used mac and cheese prepared w/out the butter and w/ skim milk as part of my carb up. It is a damn fine high carb mod protein low fat meal if you throw in a can of tuna.

Maki Riddington
03-11-2002, 10:04 PM
Come on Monstar.. use your god given brain bro.:)

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 06:26 AM
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Exactly man thats what I was thinking. Its low-fat, mod-protein, and high-carb. I dont see whats wrong with that at all. I normally eat plain white spaghetti with Ragu sauce. Not much better. I think I am just going to go with the Mac & Cheese. The carbs and high amount of carbs are what's important, not what the food actually is.

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... I never eat whole-wheat pasta or oatmeal or anything like that anyway.

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 06:27 AM
780 calories, 33g protein, 141g carbs, 7.5g fat along with a little skim milk and maybe a tbsp. margarine. Not high in fat at all, and not a problem for my carb-up.

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tony touch
03-12-2002, 07:35 AM
tastes friggin awesome tho. :)

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 07:39 AM
tony touch-
Agreed and its a high carb, mod protein, low-fat food. So I dont see whats wrong with it. Plain white spaghetti is around the same on the glycemic index.

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tony touch
03-12-2002, 05:26 PM
if ya like it that much, then MANGIARE. make sure its lowfat tho cause fat and carbs shouldnt mix. throw in a protein shake and ur straight for a weight gain special. lol:eek:

irish mike
03-12-2002, 07:39 PM
macaroni and cheese and heinz ketchup kicks ass!

DaveDrewB
03-12-2002, 08:47 PM
yeah monstar if you trying to bulk up then i would say go for it!! Im trying to bulk up to, I didnt know thats how much protein was in mac & cheese and the calories are very high which is good if your trying to bulk up!! **** im gonna go make me some right now!!!!!
Peace~David

Marcel
03-12-2002, 08:48 PM
MS - I just got done reading something which might be of interest to peeps on NHE...

When you carbload, naturally occuring protein in carb sources(this instance pasta) the amount of protein grams don't matter! What he means by 20 or less would be from meat sources. ace eh?

MonStar1023
03-12-2002, 08:50 PM
Marcel-
Hehe thats all good bro but thats the part of NHE I dont follow. That book is from 1996, we know now that protein is very important for an even bigger insulin spike in the carb-load meal. I am now taking whey protein with my meal.

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Marcel
03-12-2002, 08:58 PM
Oh I see...it's all cool then! :)

=w=
03-12-2002, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by irish mike
macaroni and cheese and heinz ketchup kicks ass!

Yeah it does I love dowcing it in ketchup

EMan
03-13-2002, 01:46 AM
i think what everyone's trying to say here is those 142g of carbs aren't good (or shoudl we say.. the best choice). Just because white pasts has the same GI it doesn't mean white pasta is any better.

Try brown rice or wheat pasta as an alternative. They both have lower GI.

MonStar1023
03-13-2002, 04:40 AM
Yeah I know what youre saying EMan.

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=w=
03-13-2002, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by EMan
i think what everyone's trying to say here is those 142g of carbs aren't good (or shoudl we say.. the best choice). Just because white pasts has the same GI it doesn't mean white pasta is any better.

Try brown rice or wheat pasta as an alternative. They both have lower GI.

Sorry Eman but on a carb up you wan a less fiborous higher GI carb (w/ the exception of your last carb up meal before bed in which case you want a slower carb for more sustained release).

MonStar1023
03-13-2002, 06:06 PM
MonStar1023 wrote to Par Deus on 03-13-2002 01:01 PM:
Would a box of Mac & Cheese with skim milk be a bad idea for a refeed meal. Contains around 33g protein, 140g carbs, and maybe 7g fat. Something like that. Someone was saying that the cheese powder could slow the absorption of carbs or some sh*t which isnt what you want. What is your opinion?

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Par Deus wrote to MonStar1023 on 03-13-2002 06:19 PM:

I would not have it as your immediate post-workout meal, but it is fine for a refeed meal.

the doc
03-16-2002, 10:33 PM
it is a good meal, but one of the more processed ones, thus lacking in vits and mins. THus there are better choices, but it is not all that bad