While I appreciate what you are doing…or trying to do…I just don’t get it bro. You’re “recipes” consist of taking cottage cheese and putting flavored yoplay yogurt and dumping some frozen berries.
There is a website in which people make legit, baked protein deserts from protein powder, almond meal, flax meal, cocoa powder and all sorts of other things. I can see that being useful because of the complexity.
I dump protein powder in my oatmeal and in greek yogurt…but, you don’t see me making videos and posting them of me measuring out 8oz of greek yogurt and a scoop of protein and mixing it up with some cinnamon. Lol, isn’t it just common sense that you can put protein powder in yogurt? Or yogurt in cottage cheese…? [/quote]
I see these videos being useful because they are NOT complex! I am providing ideas for people with realistic time to make meals, not a personal chef sitting around their house. If people want complex recipes, they’ll find them, no worries on my part.
I can tell you that people do enjoy these ideas and do implement them, and that is what I do what I do. I have a community of people who enjoy my content, and there will always be people who don’t get it…however, that is alright with me.
It might be common sense once you’re presented with the idea. However, you have to remember that not everyone is experienced in the food department and some people benefit from being presented with an idea. Just because something seems simple to you, that doesn’t mean it is simple/common sense to everyone else, ya know?
I have complex recipes as well, but I don’t feel like putting them out there because it isn’t my niche at the time. I’m glad you appreciate what I’m doing, thanks for the comments.
I’m one of those people always looking for simple ways to get the desired calories/macros in. I appreciate videos like these and I like to see them in tnation as opposed to looking through a million things in youtube.
I have a problem getting my calories high enough cleanly and I have very little free time so I like seeing an easy 900 calorie breakfast with 5 ingredients.
To the breakfast video though, it seems pretty high in simple carbs: brown sugar, orange juice, chocolate milk. Would this be detrimental to health/fat to have so much sugar? Or is it fine as long as you’re in your calorie and macro range?
First off, thanks for the positive feedback! Glad to know you’re being helped by my vids; it’s why I make them.
One tip to help get that calorie count up is to make sure to consume enough fat calories on a daily basis. Many people just focus on protein and carb intake, letting the fats fall where they may. This is a mistake, and fats should be held as high on the nutritional totem pole as protein and carbs. In fact, fats should be held higher in importance than carbs in all reality.
When you total things up, you’re really not looking at crazy numbers. As you put it, there are around 50 grams of ‘simple carbs.’ Realistically, the differences in how simple and complex carbs effect your body become awfully blurred when other foods are being digested at the same time and the body is not in a fasted state. Although some carbs are structurally ‘simpler’ than others, the degree of which their effect on the body differs is negligible.
I believe in eating healthy foods as often as possible, but I’m also not afraid to drink a glass of orange juice because of the ‘simple’ carb content, drop a few grams of brown sugar into my oatmeal, or intake some milk sugar. The day I stop eating/drinking fruit/milk due to the complexity of their carbs is the day I start using tricep kickbacks as my number one mass building exericse!
IMO, here is my priority list for nutrition:
- Hit my daily calorie goal
- Roughly obtain my target daily macronutrients using micronutrient dense foods whenever possible
Yes, I feel focusing on intaking the right calorie number is more important than hitting specific macronutrient numbers. For example, I know my macros ROUGHLY each day, but I don’t worry about hitting them specifically. However, I do know my total calorie intake at the end of each day. I haven’t counted macros in years, as I use a simpler and equally effective approach that requires less worry and stress.