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    Anyone make their own, Im currently on my first tin of Sustagen but would like something cheaper, hopefully palatable.

  • #2
    Have a look for bulk deals at stores that deal in weight training etc & do the maths!!

    If you have a look at the tin ingredients most of them are albumin & whey powder with other bits thrown in.

    Egg whites & chicken breast/fish are a decent substitute.

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    • #3
      If you still have most of your own teeth and aren't yet requiring a diet of soft food. The best form of protein comes in whole foods. Meat, fish, chicken, eggs, beans etc...

      The secret is to optimise it's process in the body. Vitamin C is best for this... Tomatoes are full of vitamin C.

      I understand your concerns about the powders. Realistically if you took a large bag of whey protein powder , mixed it with two large tins of Quick, 1 kilo of sugar and marketed the stuff well... You would have the 'fully sick' muscle power bro!
      "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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      • leverhappy
        leverhappy commented
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        I'm thinking the mixed grill at the local
        With a pint of Guinness for iron

    • #4
      Whey is a bi product of the cheese making process, basically the fat is removed to make the cheese and the whey is left. To make simple whey bring 1 litre of milk to 90 degrees celsius as it reaches temperature quickly add 50ml of white vinegar and give it 2 good stirs then immediately take off the heat, allow it to stand for about 20 minutes and you will see the curds and whey have separated.
      Use a slotted spoon or one with holes in it to lift the curds out..... this is ricotta cheese, whats left is whey or the protein component.
      This tastes like crap as it is but its not hard to make it palatable, as I was born buff I don't need whey but the chooks used to love it. ;0)

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      • #5
        Been there and done the gym rat deal and whilst it was completely or entirely; to the fullest extent nauseous, powders of any kind are not necessary. The only gimmick about protein powder that holds true is that you can get your required protein intake after a workout quickly as opposed to stuffing down a steak or chicken breast. Whole foods are the way to go. I don't know that making your own is economical compared to bulk WPC (whey protein concentrate). Either way don't be fooled into taking in more grams than you actually need bro! :lol:

        Get yourself a dozen chickens, or take more protein home from the hunt !!

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        • S12A
          S12A commented
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          so what happens when you stop taking the higher dosage of protein ?

      • #6
        Give me a normal meal any day over that geriatric and palliative care type food.... It's why we have teeth, our stomach, digestive and bowel systems work the way they do.

        I use to enjoy a hearty meal 30 to 40 minutes after training. In fact it use to be my main meal. We rely on the supplements thing because like with everything in modern life... We take short cuts and like to be lazy on the necessities.

        Bowl of baked beans and poached egg over a shit shake any day. How about a big glass of cold whole milk? Mmmmm

        Real food is really good.
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        • Send-it
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          Originally posted by GOD" post=210505
          Real food is really good.
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      • #7
        Im a tall thin guy and eat massive amounts of food, good food and bad food. I can eat a double quarter pounder in 4 bites... I lift weights and have tried with and without protein powder and I can say that the only way I can put on and keep lots of muscle mass is with protein shakes and lots and lots of veggies in addition to my normal everything diet. So as with all things it's very personal and depends on what your trying to achieve - this is purely driven by results and not what people have told me one way or another.

        #ectomorph
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        • GOD
          HERNE commented
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          Originally posted by THUNDERBEARD" post=210522
          #ectomorph
          More like a super fast metabolism. You need calories... and lots of them.

          Back to some good ol' whole foods. Can I suggest Oatmeal and bowls of it. Add a little salt for flavour, Topped with cream and brown sugar. Hmmm.

          The only warning that comes on the bowl is.... Be mindful of the time of the day when ingesting. This is AM loading well before decent sessions. Can be wise to take a change of Reg's and shorts if Squats and incline leg press day. :lol:

          Waiting for those ingesting the latest bullshit in Muscle and Fitness mag....

      • #8
        Fast metabolism is a defining trait of an ectomorph - bearing in mind it's just a name for a body type really. I've got it sorted now. the carbs in my bucket of steamed veggies do the trick without any negative side effects. Just got 300kg of weights and bars for $200 the other day so guddyup! GETMASSIVE!!

        But the point of my post is protein powders are useful in many circumstances. Not all but supplements are good if you know what your doing with them. Blending your own sounds like a good idea tooo, just like reloading your own ammo!
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        • GOD
          HERNE commented
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          Originally posted by THUNDERBEARD" post=210570
          Fast metabolism is a defining trait of an ectomorph - bearing in mind it's just a name for a body type really. I've got it sorted now. the carbs in my bucket of steamed veggies do the trick without any negative side effects. Just got 300kg of weights and bars for $200 the other day so guddyup! GETMASSIVE!!

          But the point of my post is protein powders are useful in many circumstances. Not all but supplements are good if you know what your doing with them. Blending your own sounds like a good idea tooo, just like reloading your own ammo!
          Hmmm. How do you explain me then? I'm more Meso tending toward endo. Got fast twitch muscle fibre and a super fast metabolism.... I suppose those terms really do only define a body shape.

          300kg of free weights is a great start and yes veges are good for nutrients. But to GET MASSIVE you need calories and lots of them.

          Just out of curiosity when do you have your Nanna food?

      • #9
        To clarify I've been lifting weights for a few years I just saw a bargain and snapped it up, but I have my nanny food straight after my session. I find if I do this I dont get sore. I'm not one of those dudes who thinks his way is the only way but, I totally get that other stuff works for other people and not every wants the same thing. Also I spend all my magazine budget on motorcycle magazines so I'm not really up to speed with whatever the modern way of doing things is lol
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        • #10
          I will clarify... I'm just stating a couple of known facts.

          Most people do want the same things THUNDERBEARD.... They want to be healthy, wealthy and wise.

          So the nanna shake goes down after your work out. Is this usually in the afternoon and besides not making you feel sore does this act as a meal substitute or tide you over for some hours?
          "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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          • Aushunter
            Aushunter commented
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            Two Tbones for breakfast will give you 75% of your daily protein needs

            When it comes down to it for the price of the powder chewtah having actual food makes sense!


            So seeing as no one has asked, whats the reason why you are on the powders anyway??

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            Well I went and bought some Whey Powder, some Milk powder,(full cream,they didnt have skim) Cocoa, and already had coffee grounds.

            And some Staminade in the green container.

            Its an improvement on tea or coffee in the morning, I just tried a plain tea and threw it down the sink. :S

            I have staminade by itself but for a morning hot bev. I mix a few table spoons of milk and one whey, with either coffee or cocoa
            and its far better than a cup of plain tea or coffee (but not the flat white from the cafe

            Reading all above, is the whey too high in carbs?

            Skim milk powder next?

            Cocoa is the main ingredient in Quik, with heaps of sugar, hence sticking to cocoa.

            The health food shops have heaps of powder form foods that look interesting for their protein/vitamin/mineral content, not sure how they will taste though?

            Never plain tea or coffee anymore!

        • #11
          No sir, definitely not a meal substitute! But I do train of an arvo so its normally an hour or so before din dins.
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          • GOD
            HERNE commented
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            Originally posted by THUNDERBEARD" post=210608
            No sir, definitely not a meal substitute! But I do train of an arvo so its normally an hour or so before din dins.
            So we'll call it an entree then?

            Is din din's pretty much the usual good tucker we've been bought up on and know? And do you enjoy a little salt'n'butter with your spuds'n'vege?

        • #12
          Yes pretty much. When you grow up on a dairy farm you get a pretty good idea of home cooked foods. Meat, vegies and staples. Otherwise it's not really dinner. But its important to note that eating a huge amount of protein in one hit isn't nessasarily productive. I think for most people it's 10 to 20 grams an hour or somewhere thereabouts. And having it straight after strenuous activity seems to help recover from my experience.
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          • GOD
            HERNE commented
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            Originally posted by THUNDERBEARD" post=210619
            But its important to note that eating a huge amount of protein in one hit isn't nessasarily productive.
            Pretty much what you are doing with your 'entree' mate. Then you are topping it up more about an hour later with din dins. How long after that do you hit the 'fart sack'?

        • #13
          I go to bed quite early. Normally out by 2100. When I'm not working that is, o do roster oil and gas stuff so for 3 weeks I'm sleeping well and the next 3 not so... Which sucks... The thing about the powder I drink is its designed to be absorbed quickly, where as dinner takes quite a while to be fully digested. Hence my afore mentioned "nessasarily" caveat - probably should have elaborated
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          • magoo
            magoo commented
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            Nothing wrong with a shake after training. I just train for maintenance but it helps with muscle and recovery. Also helps me not pig out on shit foods.
            Same reason we drink Gatorade at track days. When you get off the bike dripping wet plain water just don't cut it and you see them crashing at the end of a hot day.
            I can't change diet or live on rabbit food so when doctor said I had a high liver count after blood test and it failed to drop after 3 tests over a year or so I had to try something.
            I still drink beer twice a week but keep under double figures of std stubbies. I do the new fasting type thing but without the shakes.
            On most normal days I just don't eat anything till about 2pm. For a big physical day 3 weetbix with the morning coffee gives some fuel.
            Liver count is now dropping and lost a few extra kgs. Some people can't do it but we are all so different you just have to find some way to trick the body and change what the body gets used to.

        • #14
          In your case 'Magoo' probably nothing wrong a bit before hand. Yes, we are all different but the fundamental principles for synthesis work the same in all of us... just to varying degrees.

          Type and Timing. These two words apply to most things on the table for discussion here.

          'THUNDERBEARD'. Caveats: Usually found in the 'small print' on fact sheets and tubs.

          Strewth! Up early this morning must have been something I ate late when I should have had a shake?

          'Aus'. That's why they are called T-Bones mate. Breakfast was playing catch up because I couldn't stomach the 'Fatty Flowery' pig the night before and don't do the 'Shit Shakes' in the bush... Did have a little of the salty crackling and washed it down with another Bourbon though. (Purely medicinal purposes for sleeping on dirt.)
          "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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            Well something Iv noticed after taking the Sustagen, is when I tried to get up from the squat position, my thighs don't strain so much anymore, I had noticed this going on for a while, and put it down to age etc, and squatting down in the first place. The lady at the chemist mentioned electrolytes as a good way to go.

            Im about 77kgs' , do a bit of walking, what amount of meat, and other foods in grams should I eat a day for health?

        • #15
          It falls off pretty quick. But you can often - not always train around injuries and arthritis. Stuff like glutamine supplements really help alot at that stage. My old man is nearly 60, an ex competitive natural body builder and still lifting weights after a lifetime of military and trade related injuries and bad joints. Doc said he's doin all the right stuff, just as you get older in particular lower the weight on pushing excersizes like shoulder press and try to do what you did when you where younger - he still looks and functions incredibly well for his age, lots of blokes in their 40's have given him the "when you get to my age" speech and he can do nothing but laugh cos he has 15 years on them. Basically keep moving as long as possible
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