What is working like a charm for me right now is putting 3 scoops of whey in a one gallon jug of water with 1 cup of finely ground oatmeal and 3 packets of Splenda. It tastes almost, kinda of, well not really, like oatmeal cookies. Better than a whole lot of nothing.
I just threw up in my mouth a little.[/quote]
Oh, it gets worse.
When I first started lifting, naturally I knew nothing, and among other oonsequences was for a time duped by the nutritional theories of John Parillo.
Who had it that if you trained as thoroughly as he wanted, which I did, and kept fat intake low then you COULD not get fat. Because, you see, it is only in mistaken theory that carbs can turn to fat: in practice they don’t, quoth Parillo. The scale weight going up was muscle, that was for sure. He viewed 10,000 calories a day as being about right.
Well, I didn’t go that far and was doing “just” 6000. And with the sorts of foods he recommended.
Now, to be able to take this with me and have it as frequently as required, I blended, among other things:
Fish (shades of the Bass-O-Matic…)
and I don’t remember what else – at least some other vegetables besides the cabbage, and probably some protein powder too – and called the concoction “swill.”
So I brought the swill with me in quart jars to have every 2 hours.
It stunk up any room it was in, too, if the container was opened. For example to drink it.
Frankly it was awful.
(And yes, Parillo was wrong and the weight gains were almost all fat.)