solid food vs shakes

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2009/07/26 19:08:42 (permalink)

solid food vs shakes

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whats the big deal about trying to get the majority of the food we consume as solid food as opposed to shakes, I know that you wont be getting as much fibre, vitamins and minerals etc from shakes but if its all covered from a few solid meals throughout the day whats the problem with getting protein/carbs from liquid sources? Isnt it just a case of getting your calorie requirements from whatever way is easiest? Surely liquid shakes would make digestion a hell of a lot easier as well, especially when bulking and taking in a lot of grub

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    Re:solid food vs shakes 2009/07/26 19:20:59 (permalink)
    depends entirely what is in the shakes you intend on having?

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    Re:solid food vs shakes 2009/07/26 19:26:22 (permalink)
    As above, plenty of people use shakes but just ensure they still contain good food. Having a shake of whey/dextrose during the day really isn't going to do you an favours but a whey/casein blend with oats/PB is a decent meal that's quick/easy to consume. It's still all food just blended/watered down to make it easy to consume.

    Whey isn't the ideal protein source tho as a meal as it is pretty quickly/easily digested, i'd rather have my body using more energy to digest chicken/steak etc as this equates to a higher metabolic rate.
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