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Old 02-01-2010, 12:24 PM   #31
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Re: Is it worth it?

Most meat I eat on a regular basis or most I have ever eaten?

I haven't bee able to to train much recently due to a reoccurring muscle knot I get about once a year, so not much recently.

When I'm training, I eat .75 to 1lb at time, three times a day (I don't eat much meat at breakfast, I have a 6 egg omlete with some bacon).

I regularly eat a lb of bacon in one sitting (usually dipping it in a nut butter). Most was probably around 3 lbs.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:32 PM   #32
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Re: Is it worth it?

Yeah I meant normally.

I thought maybe I was eating too much meat when I eat a pound at a time. I've been told I have portion control problems and I should only be eating between 5-8 ounces of meat in a sitting if I want to lose this stomach. I'd starve! That's like nothing.
I have to have my meat. Especially because I normally do Crossfit 3-4 times a week (and we do heavy lifting at my affiliate) plus rugby 2-3 times a week.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:01 PM   #33
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Peanut butter can be used to easily add calories to a diet to help someone gain weight. This works only if the diet has a solid foundation.

"Usually I'll have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for either breakfast or lunch. Sometimes for breakfast I'll eat toaster waffles with peanut butter and syrup. I try to eat a lot of peanut butter"

This is a ****ty diet.

Usually I'll have 5 eggs, some sausage or bacon and some veggies for breakfast. Then I'll make a shake with whole milk, peanut butter, yougurt and some fruit.

At lunch I'll have at least a half pound of meat (bbq brisket is good, so is pulled chicken), a big plate of veggies and a PB&J sandwich.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:04 PM   #34
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Re: Is it worth it?

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I try to eat as much protein as possible, and peanut butter has protein. 8 grams in every two tablespoons, and I will check out those links.
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(1) There are MANY better sources of protein, and
(2) My question was more one of "what objective you are trying to meet with that diet", not just "why are you eating so much peanut butter."

Just for the sake of asking...what are the first eight ingredients on your nearest can of peanut butter?

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I think Mark's concern isn't about the non-paleoness of the peanut butter, but rather that the OP is considering peanut butter a good source of protein...

as opposed to, you know, meat
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:35 PM   #35
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You've come to the wrong place to get an unbiased opinion on whether it's worth it.

Bottom line - depending on your goals, it's absolutely worth it. CF is great at what it's great at, and the atmosphere and instruction in a good affiliate is well worth the entry price, if you've got it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #36
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I think Mark's concern isn't about the non-paleoness of the peanut butter,
That was one concern, but I was bypassing it because...


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the OP is considering peanut butter a good source of protein...

as opposed to, you know, meat
Bingo, and because many (if not most) mass-market peanut butters are filled with sugar and added hydrogenated oils.

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:08 PM   #37
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Most meat I eat on a regular basis or most I have ever eaten?

I haven't bee able to to train much recently due to a reoccurring muscle knot I get about once a year, so not much recently.

When I'm training, I eat .75 to 1lb at time, three times a day (I don't eat much meat at breakfast, I have a 6 egg omlete with some bacon).

I regularly eat a lb of bacon in one sitting (usually dipping it in a nut butter). Most was probably around 3 lbs.
Jamie, you really need to go 70s Big. Seriously.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:10 PM   #38
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I'm already there, babe.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:13 PM   #39
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I thought maybe I was eating too much meat when I eat a pound at a time. I've been told I have portion control problems and I should only be eating between 5-8 ounces of meat in a sitting if I want to lose this stomach. I'd starve! That's like nothing.
Dude, I ate more than 8 oz of meat for lunch today. I can't imagine eating a pound of meat at a time, but I'm slightly smaller than you are. So, you're good .
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:55 PM   #40
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I can't remember the exact article or who wrote it (Cordain or Wolf maybe), but I remember reading somewhere that you can't consider peanut butter or any other kind of nut as a good protein source because the protein is bound to the non-digestible fiber in the nut/legume, and as such isn't absorbed by the body.

Can anyone verify this? Everyone I've heard talk about bulking have always said that nuts are a good source of protein. Even on Marks Daily Apple they recommend almonds and almond butter as a good source of protein. He says its better than peanuts and peanut butter, but still acknowledges peanut butter as a source of protein saying "Almond butter is less toxic and allergenic than peanut butter, although the protein amounts are similar by comparison (between 6 and 8 grams, usually)"

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-ten-protein-sources/



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Just for the sake of asking...what are the first eight ingredients on your nearest can of peanut butter?
On the Jif, which is all we have right now, it said "peanuts and sugar". Normally I use the Adam's all natural which I would guess is healthier.

Thanks for all the help though! I'll start replacing peanut butter with other things like eggs and meat, though this will partially be dictated by what's available to me.
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