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Old 11-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Shelby Starnes on Whole Foods verus Shakes Debate:

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"50% of my meals are shakes, both offseason and precontest"
What say you? Are you a shaker or a baker?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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My new diet will be mostly liquid in the A.M. and mostly solid in the P.M. A mix of protein shakes and BCAA drinks, with other added goodies.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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For years I never did shakes, simply because most of them tasted like crap. Now I rely on shakes in the morning. I like the convenience of low calorie, low carb, light meals. Plus it goes well with my coffee addiction.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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I have 3-4 shakes a day.

1. As soon as I get up (Pre-Workout)
2. PWO
3. 3PM
4. 9PM (sometimes not)
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Never had a shake, however, I have had banana and oat smoothies which is technically a shake just not protein based, and it does make it easier to consume if you're not in the mood to eat or if you can't stomach food etc at the time.

So, based on that, I see no issues with shakes, though I wouldn't have 50% of my intake that way.
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I think once I can bulk I'll end up having more shakes. For me lately, I'm soooo hungry all the time, and real food uses up most of my cals.
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I do whey, coffee, and coconut oil for breakfast every day and shakes post workout along with 5 boiled eggs. I see no issue with shakes, but I like my real food and whey isolate hits my blood sugar too hard to use if I don't mix it with a fat source or right after lifting.
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I have no solid food at all until lunch right now on Carb Backloading. Prior to that I would fill in extra meals with MRP shakes as and when. It's easier than eating the calories that I needed and much less time consuming when at work.
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I have no solid food at all until lunch right now on Carb Backloading. Prior to that I would fill in extra meals with MRP shakes as and when. It's easier than eating the calories that I needed and much less time consuming when at work.
It's a little late, I know. This is a part of Keifer's newer thinking I don't 100% agree with. The first incantation of CBL was to skip B-fast, yet still squeeze in 4 solid meals plus a post training shake, no carbs till post training, or 5pm depending on your goal. The whole point was to have as small an effect on blood sugar values as possible. Shakes, regardless of macros will hit you faster than a whole foos meal of the same macro profile. I also don't really know if you are dealing with him directly, I know he has our boys do things that kinda contradict the book on occasion.

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