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nzk
02-20-2006, 09:57 PM
i like to eat a lot of pasta, filling and good source of protein. wondering if anyone has tried this pasta express thing. if it really works it would save me a lot of time and money. TIA.

Shao-LiN
02-20-2006, 10:02 PM
You actually use pasta as a protein source?

eatit
02-20-2006, 10:09 PM
unless you're talking about some new pasta along the lines of pasta-stuffed-with-whey i don't see where any protein comes into play......

Shao-LiN
02-20-2006, 10:10 PM
Well, there is a pasta I've tried that is actually made with soy protein, but in the original poster's generality, I'm assuming he means any pasta.

Spartacus
02-20-2006, 11:44 PM
don't buy it, you can't make good pasta without a lot of water. just have a large pot, you can get them for 10 bucks at a kitchen supply store.

pasta has a good amount of protein in it. you can make a ncie servign of 600 calories and get 24g protein. which would be a good lunch. try to think outside a "this is my protein food/this is my fat source/this is my vegetable" paradigm

brickt.
02-21-2006, 12:01 AM
try to think outside a "this is my protein food/this is my fat source/this is my vegetable" paradigm

Sung to the tune that's in the bootcamp in Full Metal Jacket.

"This one's my protein, this one's my fats,
This one's for biceps, this one's for lats."

..

I'm sorry, Stanley :(

eatit
02-21-2006, 10:19 AM
are you talking about pasta with maybe say a meat sauce?
actually, i just calculated that if you're getting 24 gs of protein then that's only 96 cals meaning the remaining 504 come from carbs and fat...

i suppose that would be good if you were on a super bulk? or didn't eat any carbs at any other time of the day.

Spartacus
02-21-2006, 02:45 PM
my maintance is about 3000 and i take in about 150g protein.

i usually take my pasta with a touch of olive oil & salt and some herbs

nzk
02-21-2006, 02:45 PM
pasta IS a good source of protein...

one ounce tuna = 7 gm protein
one ounce chicken =5.5 gm protein
one ounce lean beef = 5 gm protein
one ounce pasta = 3.5 gm protein (no meat, cheese etc.)
one ounce milk = 1 gm protein

anywho...back to my question, has anyone used this pasta express contraption?