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    Question Sodium foods to avoid?

    Can someone provide a list of high sodium foods to avoid. FYI im bulking right now, but dont want too much bloat, Ive looked at Subway sandwiches, but all their 6" have atleast 900mg of sodium. Whenever I finish workout its a 30min drive home so I get something right after I walk out of the gym, any ideas what to grab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REAL_MAFIA View Post
    Can someone provide a list of high sodium foods to avoid. FYI im bulking right now, but dont want too much bloat, Ive looked at Subway sandwiches, but all their 6" have atleast 900mg of sodium. Whenever I finish workout its a 30min drive home so I get something right after I walk out of the gym, any ideas what to grab?

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    Yea, a PWO shake

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    900 mg of sodium is not very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy1 View Post
    900 mg of sodium is not very much.
    lol not for you, you crazy sodium guy!


    basically go as fresh as you can.
    stay away from processed foods, frozen dinners, etc, etc.

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    Subway?
    Have a Post workout shake.

    Some ppl like dextrose+maltodextrin and 2 scoops whey
    Then some like waxy maize + 2 scoops whey

    I avoid sugars, even when bulking.
    So what I do is
    1/2 C or 1C oats in a blender with 2-3 scoopswhey protein.

    Have that immediately upon training.
    That can go in your gym bag w/o/ a problem.
    Have a good shake too, so youll look forward to it and train hard for it.
    I like optimum coffee. With oats its fantastic. Its like a frothy frapuccino from Starbucks.

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    Ok, I follow you Big Sexy.

    I do take a shake with me to the gym, drink half during and other half as soon as I finish, but then where do I go to get real food fast? Is Subway probably be the best? My meatball sandwich is like 1300 mg of sodium which ia about the same as a double quater pounder from McDonalds. keep in mind Im 30 min from home and plus time to cook, valuable time would be lost in my anabolic state.

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    Take food with you. In tupperware.
    If all is unpallatable scramble some eggwhites and putt them in a tupperware.
    You can down that with some water v. easily.
    Then have some oats (pre done the night before, or before the gym) and you're good to go.

    You can eat that while driving. Easy.

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    All fast food is going to be up there on the sodium count.
    If I have to eat fast food, I like chick fi la.

    Why not just have a shake or meal in the car waiting?

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    Nice, eggs and tuna in tubberware it is with shake.

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    If your macros allow it, I would add some carbs to that like oatmeal to replenish your muscle glycogen.
    Example

    PWO SHAKE
    1C oats
    2-3 scoops whey

    After post workout meal
    1/2 C oats
    egg whites and / or tuna

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    gotcha. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    lol not for you, you crazy sodium guy!


    basically go as fresh as you can.
    stay away from processed foods, frozen dinners, etc, etc.
    Yeah, I am going to have to change my login name to Dr Sodium. I just find it to be very misunderstood by many people. I promise I will not go on another pro sodium rant til 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REAL_MAFIA View Post
    Can someone provide a list of high sodium foods to avoid. FYI im bulking right now, but dont want too much bloat, Ive looked at Subway sandwiches, but all their 6" have atleast 900mg of sodium. Whenever I finish workout its a 30min drive home so I get something right after I walk out of the gym, any ideas what to grab?

    Thanks
    as far as waiting 30 minutes to get home to eat. i dont think you need to worry about it that much. its not like the muscle is going to melt off you if you dont make it in time or you wont grow properly. i eat a regular meal right before i workout and my next meal after i get home. i dont buy all that stuff that there is a specific windows you need to take in nutrients. i eat my 6 meals a day and im doing fine.

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    To me it makes sense that right after a workout your body needs fuel.
    But it also makes sense that your body grows while one sleeps.

    So to maximize both sides of the coin I tackle both issues.
    BUT, what I don't buy is the sugar PWO. Bulk or cut, I think there can be better choices (oats).

    Some swear it makes a difference. Me, it makes me fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardiodan View Post
    To me it makes sense that right after a workout your body needs fuel.
    But it also makes sense that your body grows while one sleeps.

    So to maximize both sides of the coin I tackle both issues.
    BUT, what I don't buy is the sugar PWO. Bulk or cut, I think there can be better choices (oats).

    Some swear it makes a difference. Me, it makes me fat.
    Same for me... Love my oats even more PWO... Waxy maize fuks with my stomach big time... No sense drinking it and some whey when it all comes back up ten minutes later

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    Third time I've posted this recently, but I've followed it and definitely noticed a difference. Anyway, just another perspective for ya.
    http://forums.steroid.com/showthread...74#post4262674

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    lol not for you, you crazy sodium guy!


    basically go as fresh as you can.
    stay away from processed foods, frozen dinners, etc, etc.

    Agreed.....anytime you see a funny word after the word sodium (such as sodium nitrate) STAY AWAY.....bad for your muscles and your brain.

    But if you look carefully there are some frozen foods that are out there which are clean.....I think even lean cusine has some if you something in a hurry.

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