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matrix5089
12-07-2004, 06:24 PM
i know cottage cheese is the best before you go to bed but how about non fat ricotta cheese?

Asylum
12-07-2004, 06:57 PM
It's good in a shake. It makes the shake really smooth and creamy. Yum...

Optimum08
12-07-2004, 07:01 PM
hmm im not an expert on cheese, but it sounds like it wouldn't be too bad of a substitute...prob not as much protein in the ricotta but if u drink milk with it or get some extra protein else where to compensate then i don't see a problem (i.e. mix either cottage or ricotta with two scoops of Chocolate nitrean and some milk and peanut butter....mmmmmm :drooling: unless you are cutting :D)

matrix5089
12-07-2004, 07:44 PM
yes i am cutting right now and theres 20g of protien in a 1/2 cup of ricotta compared to only 13 in cottage cheese

Optimum08
12-07-2004, 08:18 PM
really? then go for it especially if its non-fat...20 vs. 13...i may have to check that ricotta out...

matrix5089
12-07-2004, 08:32 PM
ya there both fat free in my fridge right now i tried the cottage cheese and just couldnt take the taste so i saw the ricotta ingredients almost the same and the taste is so much better. I ate it tonight put in some sugar free jelly stirred really good.

trojan1444
12-07-2004, 10:48 PM
Ricotta's protein comes from whey, while cottage cheese protein is casein. Casein is slow acting while whey is fast acting, so cottage is better before bed.

matrix5089
12-08-2004, 07:25 PM
damn thats why i wanted it for the slow digesting, is there anything else you can eat before bed that is slow digesting?

trojan1444
12-08-2004, 07:35 PM
milk, yogurt, casein powders

TheGimp
12-08-2004, 07:39 PM
Flesh.

You could mix ricotta and cottage cheese.

Asylum
12-09-2004, 02:42 PM
You can get you some casein protein. Cytosport Evopro is really good. So is Driver by HSN.

matrix5089
12-12-2004, 08:40 AM
if my cottage cheese protein from casein why does the ingredients say its whey?

ryuage
12-12-2004, 08:43 AM
so under ingredients all it says is whey? hrmm

matrix5089
12-12-2004, 10:04 AM
yes both nonfat and both say whey

ryuage
12-12-2004, 10:08 AM
they musta sold you the wrong thing cuz cottage cheese is Not f***** made of whey otherwise it would just be whey then huh? cottage cheese contains both casein and whey protein... but there is no friggin way under ingredients all it says is WHEY so what the hell does it say under ingredients cuz there is no way it says just whey under there.

matrix5089
12-12-2004, 10:13 AM
nonfat milk, salt, grade a whey, food starch-modified, artificial color, guar gum, citric acid, sorbic acid, naturaland artificial flavors,carrageenan, locust bean gum, sodium phosphate , potassium phosphate, vitamin A palminate, enzymes

ryuage
12-12-2004, 10:25 AM
so how do you get that cottage cheese is primary made of whey? no its made of friggin milk! which whey is a byproduct of.

matrix5089
12-12-2004, 10:26 AM
i was just wondering where the casein comes from?

TheGimp
12-12-2004, 10:44 AM
nonfat milk, salt, grade a whey, food starch-modified, artificial color, guar gum, citric acid, sorbic acid, naturaland artificial flavors,carrageenan, locust bean gum, sodium phosphate , potassium phosphate, vitamin A palminate, enzymes

Right here. The protein in milk is 80% casein and 20% whey.

matrix5089
12-12-2004, 12:08 PM
thank you gimp

manowar669
12-12-2004, 01:22 PM
I looked around for nonfat ricotta here. The brands that I found were twice as expensive as cottage cheese. My current before bed shake is 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese, 1 scoop vanilla casein powder, 1/2 packet of sugar-free fat-free vanilla pudding mix, 1 tablespoon natty PB, water, ice-cubes. Blend until ice-cream like. (sometimes I add some nonfat milk).
I do love ricotta cheese, especially with pasta, but I don't eat pasta very often anymore. :(

Dirt
12-12-2004, 06:52 PM
yes i am cutting right now and theres 20g of protien in a 1/2 cup of ricotta compared to only 13 in cottage cheese

I don't have any ricotta cheese on hand or I'd check this myself, but the problem with that comparison is that a cup is a measure of volume and you're using it to compare mass. If ricotta cheese is more dense than cottage cheese you're not going to get an accurate comparison between the two using a volumetric measurement.

Teh BDK
12-13-2004, 01:14 PM
There's a lot of protein in ricotta but the problem is that fat free ricotta cheese has absolutely NO taste. It is utterly tasteless. If I were to eat it I would definitely have to put something on it. In fact, when I ate it before, I would put it on a piece of low carb wheat toast and throw a tiny but of pasta sauce on top. Its not bad like that. Throw it in the toaster oven for a minute and I think that'd be acceptable for a bedtime snack. Just regular pasta sauce though. Not your chicken, sausage, cream and butter alfredo stuff.


Dirt is right. Compare their macro breakdowns calorie for calorie and not cup for cup.