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Protein rotation


#1

Does any one randomly switch up the type of protien they are eating? and if so what have your results been? I have been eating the same proteins for quite some time now, and was wondering if it could make me progress more if I were to switch the type of protein I am consuming. I currently am eating the following proteins each day: GROW, whey isolate, chicken breast, tuna, tuna, GROW, and the occasional steak or salmon fillet. Should I rotate this? And how do you know if you are allergic to certain foods, what symptoms can one look to experience? Thanks as always all replys are apprecaited.


#2

Variety is the spice of life.

You should try to use all sources and not stick to just a few.


#3

why so limited? i eat seafood (mostly shellfish), lamb, quail, pork, venison, bison, turkey.... whatever else i can find. grass fed is always best, if you can find it. that would be bison and lamb or beef if you're really lucky to have a source. whey is on the list, but just post workout if i can help it.


#4

I see no reason to change from Grow as it already contains a blend of the best proteins. Why switch to something inferior?

As for foods, yeah, switch it up: bird, beef, fish, cottage cheese, road kill...

Of course, it's not like this is going to all of a sudden make you bigger, but at least you won't get burned out on the same foods.


#5

well to be honest it is a mixture of cost and convenience. I work with group home kids, and I dont really have time to bust out and broil up a steak, I know I can premake it, but if you are like me, and sometimes find it hard to stay eating the same for long periods of time, it is imperitive that I have my meals as fresh as possibel, hence the tuna. The cost part comes from the fact that I buy my food in bulk from Costo. DOnt get me wrong I love the food I eat, and on my days off of work, I occasionaly will go out and get a nice steak. I will look into the bison as another option, as I know it is a very lean tasty meat. thanks, how does ostrich taste?


#6

After reading Poliquin's recommendations about rotating protein sources, I started adding a bigger variety of sources to my diet, and so far, I'm noticing better results. (Fat-loss, recuperation)
I'm not rotating my sources, but just made sure to consume a wider variety, and by that to keep any digestive issues down.
Keep in mind that even changing chicken to turkey would make a huge diffrence for your body, because of a diffrent amino acid profile. Use various fish, seafood, meat, eggs, dairy (although for some it would be wise to keep those to a minimum), etc..


#7

where do you get fresh tuna? is that in costco?


#8

yes the tuna is from costco