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Meat_Head
04-18-2006, 11:08 AM
Low fat cottage cheese!

8 ounces:

Calories 163 ( Kilojoules 680 )

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3 g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g 7%
Cholesterol 9 mg 3%
Sodium 918 mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 6.1 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 28.0 g
Calcium 137.9 mg
Potassium 194.4 mg

Calories from Fat 21 (13%)
Calories from Carbohydrate 25 (16%)
Calories from Protein 112 (71%)

Perfect for cutting or bulking. Because the protein is casein, it'll break down and be used by your body over a much longer period of time than most protein. Because of that, its great for breakfast as it'll provide protein and energy throughout the day and its great before bed as it'll provide protein throughout the night, preventing catabolism.

MJS
04-18-2006, 11:36 AM
I think regular cottage cheese is better. The fats are good for a bulk.

rk77
04-18-2006, 12:43 PM
good, but the sodiums a little high.

Built
04-18-2006, 12:51 PM
Why is high sodium a problem?

djreef
04-18-2006, 01:00 PM
Some folks, like myself, are sensitive to sodium. My BP goes up 10 ticks for every 1000mg of Na I take in past 2000. For someone borderline hypertensive, like myself, that could be a problem. But Built's right, for most people there isn't really a problem.

DJ

rk77
04-18-2006, 02:03 PM
Right, because to much sodium isn't healthy, and water retention and bloating. I feel I look leaner and more cut when I don't overindulge in the sodium.

MJS
04-18-2006, 02:28 PM
My body loves sodium. I dont have high BP or any other problems. My muscles crave sodium and get cramped without it.

Meat_Head
04-18-2006, 10:08 PM
My body loves sodium. I dont have high BP or any other problems. My muscles crave sodium and get cramped without it.

I have this problem to, gatorade helps alot!

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-18-2006, 11:26 PM
Why is high sodium a problem?It raises blood pressure, among other things. Going gung-ho with sodium isn't good.

brickt.
04-19-2006, 12:05 AM
Put splenda on your CC and it's awesome. I just had some, like, 2 hours ago.

Canadian Crippler
04-19-2006, 12:18 AM
Because the protein is casein, it'll break down and be used by your body over a much longer period of time than most protein. Because of that, its great for breakfast as it'll provide protein and energy throughout the day and its great before bed as it'll provide protein throughout the night, preventing catabolism.I don't want to spark an argument, but it doesn't make that much of a difference. It's not like having casein before bed is going to partition 10% more of weight gained as muscle mass versus using whey protein instead.

SpecialK
04-19-2006, 12:48 AM
In terms of grams of protein/$, cottage cheese is a poor buy, at least where I live.

Want a slow digesting meal? Just mix the whey with some milk and natty PB, and the overall meal will be digesting pretty slowly.

mattburns
04-19-2006, 08:52 AM
pardon my ignorance, whats splenda?

not sure we have it in england but i get bored of cottage cheese unless i eat it with rice cakes or the like.

ddegroff
04-19-2006, 10:22 AM
splenda is the new sugar replacement here in the US (like equal etc.). "low carb" products use it.

EDIT: CC is awesome, especially with fresh fruit.

Meat_Head
04-20-2006, 11:05 AM
I don't want to spark an argument, but it doesn't make that much of a difference. It's not like having casein before bed is going to partition 10% more of weight gained as muscle mass versus using whey protein instead.

Over a long period of time, it could make a difference like that! I don't know exactly how long it takes casein to break down, but whey is digested and absorbed in around 30 minutes(I believe). When you go to bed, your body is on a fast for 8 hours. If you don't have a big meal that will last a while before bed, you will be in a state of catabolism for most of the night. This is especially bad while on a cut, as your muscle tissue will be utilized for fuel in a state of catabolism(although heavy training helps to prevent this). Having casein protein being provided throughout the night, or even only 3 or 4 hours would be beneficial for adding/maintaining muscle and preventing that catabolism by all means.

Bob
04-20-2006, 11:38 AM
Why do you think CC is better then Eggs (more whites then yokes) and Milk? Especially when they are mixed together?

Meat_Head
04-20-2006, 12:03 PM
Mixed together is optimal, whey + casein. By themselves, I'd take casein over whey anyday.