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pfc3rex
07-04-2005, 08:17 AM
Should I just stop eating fruit all together? I mean cantaloupe is incredibly high in carbs (btw im cutting). My breakfast I have four egg whites, cereal, and fruit. I'm currently taking whey protein, fish oil, and a multi vitamin. For my other meals I eat two tunafish sandwiches, with chicken tenders. My dinner usually consists of some type of meat with rice, and mashed potatoes. Should I just drop the fruit?

getfit
07-04-2005, 08:21 AM
if it fits in your daily caloric intake then there shouldn't be a problem!

TheGimp
07-04-2005, 09:23 AM
Fruit is good for you, although if you're cutting I guess you might find things easier if you replace it with some veggies.

Unholy
07-04-2005, 09:38 AM
Also certain fruits have less sugar than others I would still eat berries but try to stay away from citrus.

Built
07-04-2005, 09:49 AM
Bananas might be another on the "avoid" list. But melons (except for watermelon) and berries are usually good choices.

I eat an apple every day, but I cut it into thirds and eat a chunk with a protein meal (usually cottage cheese).

Unholy
07-04-2005, 09:58 AM
Why bananas, they taste so damn good in my chocolate shake :(

getfit
07-04-2005, 10:07 AM
they'e high GI carbs!

Patz
07-04-2005, 10:14 AM
I would drop the chicken tenders...breaded?

Unholy
07-04-2005, 10:52 AM
hehe, but for a PWO they own :D

pfc3rex
07-05-2005, 09:36 AM
mrelwooddowd, not the tenders tuttut

I was adding my calories up on fitday, and there pretty high. That's why I posted about the fruit, i've also decided to drop some other stuff aswell (tenders.) I hope everything goes for the best.

YungLifter
07-05-2005, 10:26 AM
I eat all fruits but usually bananas, berries(speacially strawberries), granny smith apples. Banana in PWO shake, berries and apple with cottage cheese and some type of nuts=)

Unholy
07-05-2005, 10:30 AM
Bananas at the best thing that has happened in my PWO shakes, I am an addict.

YungLifter
07-05-2005, 10:50 AM
yup I put 2scoops ofON 100%whey (double rich choclate whey), 1banana, ice, and water or milk and its SO DAMN GOOOOD!!!!!!!Oh and if its a postworkout shake ill put 1/2cup of oats in it(of course blended into powder)

Unholy
07-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Almost makes me forget that im cutting.

YungLifter
07-05-2005, 10:57 AM
what do you put in your shake holy?

Unholy
07-05-2005, 11:01 AM
12oz milk, 2 scoops on 100% whey, 1 packet splenda, 1 medium banana, comes to almost exactly 500 cals with 60g protein.

When i bulk I plan on adding 1/2 cup oats and a spoon of peanut butter.

Unholy
07-05-2005, 11:01 AM
Another very good shake is

12oz milk, 2 scoops vanilla protein, 1 banana, 1/2-1 cup frozen strawberries.

YungLifter
07-05-2005, 11:04 AM
Yeah im on a bulk right now. I would add PB to my PWO shake but I hear that its not to good to take fat right after you workout b/c it slows down digestion and your looking for nutrients to getting where they need to go as fast as possible=)

Meat_Head
07-05-2005, 11:11 AM
I wouldn't worry about it because I've heard fruit takes longer to break down and digest, therefore you get the simple carbs over a longer period of time as opposed to a huge rush like with candy etc. Then again, if you don't give your body a reason to use those carbs(exercise) then they'll go to fat like any sugar. Correct me if I'm wrong guys!

Unholy
07-05-2005, 11:20 AM
Fruit also contains fructose which is a fast sugar. but you are right fruit will be slower than lets say pure dextrose or maltodextrin.

YungLifter
07-05-2005, 11:22 AM
But fruits also have good health benefits=)

alanuofm
07-05-2005, 12:03 PM
yah fructose and all other forms of sugar ie. sucrose, lactose, glucose are simple carbs and do not need to break down to be burnt. they burn at a rate of 30 calories per minute which is one reason not to drink pop.

fruits are good for you however. many nutritional benefits. dont let the carbs scare you away.

sLip
07-06-2005, 10:54 PM
my current shake recipe consists of
1 cup milk
1 cup oj
1 cup nonfat/lowfat plan yogurt
1 scoop on vanilla powder
banana
a few strawberries
some ground flaxseed if i feel like it

i dont know the calories on it. ill usually drink 3/4 of it hour before workout and the rest right after. im gonna try ur chocolate shake.

Unholy
07-07-2005, 07:28 AM
I cant mix oj and milk, yuk lol

YungLifter
07-07-2005, 07:35 AM
yea my friend dared me to drink a gallon of oj and gallon of milk and hed bet i would throw up.I drank half gal of oj half gal of milk then the other half gal of oj and half gal of milk and i didnt throw up=) well not infront of him at least lol

Unholy
07-07-2005, 07:40 AM
I would not be able to do that. :( gross

YungLifter
07-07-2005, 07:42 AM
hell yea it was gross. I felt like throwing up after the first 3cups or so lol.

bradley
07-07-2005, 09:57 AM
Fruit also contains fructose which is a fast sugar. but you are right fruit will be slower than lets say pure dextrose or maltodextrin.

Fructose has a GI index of approximately 20 where as glucose (dextrose) is 100, which is why diabetic foods are usually sweetened with fructose. Also fructose is mainly used to refill liver glycogen, so unless you are eating a large amount of fructose (>40-50g) it is not really an issue.

Anyway, if you enjoy eating fruit and it fits into your daily caloric intake, then knock yourself out. As far as bananas are concerned the more ripe the bananas become the more simple sugars they will contain, ie higher GI.

pfc3rex
07-07-2005, 10:25 AM
Now thats some nasty stuff right there. Almost like drinking OJ after brushing your teeth.

pfc3rex
07-07-2005, 10:27 AM
Bradley you need to spill the websites/books you learned this from. You're very informative.