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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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Phase 1 -- how much whey is too much?
Being in phase 1 level 2 I have a hard time maintaining the 50/30/20

Mainly with the protein and fat, for my protein source I get a lot from whey and my natural food comes from chicken breasts that have 1 gram of fat per oz which kinda ups my fat intake and I don't want to be eating about 20 oz of chicken a day

I can't tolerate eggs which really makes getting extra protein without whey tough

I do also eat fat free greek for protein

Basically what I'm wondering is how much whey is too much and what other protein sources can I get?

I'm looking for a bit more convenience if possible since I'm looking at lunch and being at school, I'd have to make this meal in the morning before I leave and would need to keep fresh somehow

I'm really trying to eat less processed, more whole foods this time since everytime i've done p90x I fail on the diet and I just keep coming away disappointed since I never miss a workout yet always miss the nutrition aspect
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RE: Phase 1 -- how much whey is too much?
11/25/12 8:36 PM as a reply to PxGunner.
It's good to mix up your protein sources. How about other lean meats in addition to chicken, e.g., turkey, fish, lean red meat? Quinoa is a good vege protein source.

For supplements, casein is another milk protein that's slower absorbing than whey. There are also vegan protein supplements such as in the vegan Shakeology. It doesn't look like BB has vegan protein other than Shakeology (?), but you can look around for "vegan protein" or "plant protein." These come from pea, rice, hemp, quinoa, etc.
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RE: Phase 1 -- how much whey is too much?
11/26/12 5:39 AM as a reply to PxGunner.
Ideally, you want to get most of your protein from whole foods. The above is good advice. There's also cottage cheese, beans and legumes, and nuts, which would increase your fat intake too.

Bean and grain salads can be made ahead of time and are very easy for travel. Also good are tuna and crackers, fruit and nut butter (banana and almond butter, for example), veggies and hummus, edamame, and turkey sandwiches.
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RE: Phase 1 -- how much whey is too much?
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11/26/12 9:28 AM as a reply to PxGunner.
Eating less processed foods is a good goal. If you need to eat a little more fat to get your proteins from whole foods sources that's okay. Try working some salmon (canned or fresh) and other cold-water fish into your diet. They have fat but it's all the good kind. Nuts are another source of protein and good fat.
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RE: Phase 1 -- how much whey is too much?
11/26/12 9:43 AM as a reply to PxGunner.
Whole foods are always better than shakes, but sometimes our schedules get in the way. Don't worry if you need to take a few shakes a day for convenience.

Canned tuna is a really good "convenience" protein source. I usually prep my food in advance, which has helped me tremendously. I'd recommend cooking your chicken or protein source in bulk 1 or 2 days a week. This way you have a few days worth in the fridge ready to go when you need it.
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