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02-08-2001, 11:50 AM
While cutting, is low-fat cottage cheese an acceptable source of protein or is there too much sugar in it?

[Edited by Avatar on 02-08-2001 at 01:50 PM]

02-08-2001, 12:21 PM
I think its not a good cutting food because of the sugar content. And for the fact that a competing bodybuilder has told me that milk products can thicken your skin. No i dont have any proof, just something someone told, so i may be full of it.

Darcy Tucker
02-08-2001, 01:06 PM
Thicken your skin????
Some people say dairy makes your muscles flat. I don't think that has ever been proven either.

02-08-2001, 02:14 PM
It depends on how much you are cutting and what you are cutting from.

Non fat cottage cheese only has 4 grams of carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
So if you are cutting from Tony's Pizza, then it is an acceptable source....

If you are dieting for a bodybuilding show, and are less than 12 weeks out, I would say no.

Everything in life is relative.....
So, show us where you are, and what you are doing to get to where you want to be.

02-08-2001, 02:32 PM
Missabs I'm currently 6'0, 180 lbs, 10%bf. I want to get down to about 6-7% by may. I've been trying to eat around 1750-2000 kcal / day and do 20 min of cardio 2-3x/week. Will 1 cup of cottage cheese as one of my small meals in the afternoon be detrimental?

A typical day for me would look like this:

10:30 - 3/4 dry oats
1 scp Protein Powder
1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter

12:15 - 1 cup Cottage Cheese

3:00 (pre-workout) - 4oz Chicken
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 whole-wheat pita

5:00 (post-workout) - 1 Myoplex
1 3/4 cup of Milk

6:30 - 4oz Chicken
150g Pasta

9:00 - 3/4 cup Oatmeal
1 scp Protein
1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter

12:00 - 1 can Tuna

The only difference is on a non workout day, I would have no postworkout meal at 5:00pm so the total calories would be a bit less.

chris mason
02-08-2001, 03:08 PM

02-09-2001, 01:45 AM
be aware that alot of cottage cheese has added salt ...... ahhhhh !!!!! ... salt !!!!!