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no regrets
12-08-2004, 08:55 AM
How much cottage cheese do you eat a night? In 4 oz. I get 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbs. Should I up to 8 oz. or is 4 oz. enough?

thanks

Optimum08
12-08-2004, 09:17 AM
IMO I think it depends on your body weight mostly, but i might just up it to 8oz. because 11 grams of protein right before bed doesn't sound like enough and it also depends on how much protein you got throughout the day...

getfit
12-08-2004, 11:40 AM
enough! i open the tub and eat the whole thing lol!

ryuage
12-08-2004, 11:51 AM
yah I dont know how anyone could possibly eat one serving at a time 1/2 cup... its like I didnt eat anything at all

Vido
12-08-2004, 02:36 PM
yah I dont know how anyone could possibly eat one serving at a time 1/2 cup... its like I didnt eat anything at all

Agreed.

I don't know what this converts to in oz., but I eat either 500g "wet" cottage cheese (approximately 62g protein), or 300g dry cottage cheese (approximately 52g protein). This is before bed, or any other time for that matter. I'm too lazy to cook, so I basically live off the stuff...2-3 tubs/day.

trojan1444
12-08-2004, 03:06 PM
I mix it with other stuff. I usually have half a cup of cottage cheese with two tablespoons of PB before bed. This comes out to be 30g protein (I use Power Butter, which is a higher protein natural peanut butter that has added egg whites, flax seeds, etc.)

Watch out for the sodium in cottage cheese...one cup alone is around 800mg of sodium, which is more than a third of what you should get in a day.

ryuage
12-08-2004, 03:16 PM
i read a lab report on that power butter crap where they were totalllly off what they put on their nutritional info haha.

Vido
12-08-2004, 03:19 PM
I mix it with other stuff. I usually have half a cup of cottage cheese with two tablespoons of PB before bed. This comes out to be 30g protein (I use Power Butter, which is a higher protein natural peanut butter that has added egg whites, flax seeds, etc.)

Watch out for the sodium in cottage cheese...one cup alone is around 800mg of sodium, which is more than a third of what you should get in a day.

I usually have a tbsp or two of pb with it as well.

The "wet" kind of cottage cheese I eat is the "no salt" variety, so there's like 100mg or so in the whole tub. Dry cottage cheese has even less.

trojan1444
12-08-2004, 03:28 PM
Really? Where can I get the "no salt" variety? All I see at grocery stores and even health food stores like Trader Joe's is the regular, high sodium cottage cheese...

Focused70
12-08-2004, 03:41 PM
Don't forget to top it off with a can of tuna. Most people say blech, I say it's for a good cause. :p

Stash

Vido
12-08-2004, 04:09 PM
Really? Where can I get the "no salt" variety? All I see at grocery stores and even health food stores like Trader Joe's is the regular, high sodium cottage cheese...

I think it's pretty rare actually. Of the 3-4 major grocery stores in my area, only one carries it.

Search around though, I don't know why stores wouldn't sell it. It's so much better for you AND after you've had it once or twice you realize it tastes MUCH better. The regular stuff is ridiculously salty, I can't even stomach it anymore.

trojan1444
12-08-2004, 04:24 PM
Is it the same thing as "farmers cheese?"

Vido
12-08-2004, 04:33 PM
Is it the same thing as "farmers cheese?"

I highly doubt it. I'm looking at a tub right now:

"2% M.F. No Salt Added Cottage cheese"

no regrets
12-09-2004, 07:47 AM
alright guys, thanks for all the replies. I will up it a bit now. I buy my cottage cheese at Costco (48 oz. as opposed to the regular 16 oz), therefore I can not eat the whole thing and that is why I measure it out. I really appreciate the responses though.