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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Bulk prep can be tiring but you get better and faster as time goes on and then those savings really add up especially when your fella needs to stay consistently powered up.

And you have zombie apocalypse stored rations...

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[–] RiversOfStars 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

That's a lot of freezer space you have.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I do have a deep freezer which is very nice. It would have taken up more than half of my kitchen freezer otherwise. As it stands I had to put one of my old roosters in a stock pot and another young bird on a rotisserie.

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[–] White-Supremacist 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The secret to managing normal weight is in what you eat, foods have calorific density or a number of pounds for a given weight/volume.

1lb celery=64c

1lb chicken=500c

1lb chocolate=2500c

1gal water=0c

1gal coke=1500c

Eat mainly fruits and vegetables and managing normal weight is trivial. Not saying to eat vegan, but you can also eat rice and beans and get plenty of protein, or whatever.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I absolutely understand calories in<calories out to lose weight, we've both lost over 100 pounds. We were fat kids, raised on endless supplies of treats and soda, we got married fat, we didn't understand nutrition, glazed over the information and cried those "buttery whale tears" until we got serious, counted carbs and calories, reserved treats for actual special occasions instead of multiple times a day. My husband is at a medically healthy weight now and would like to lose a few more pounds of fat and gain a bit more muscle for tone, strength, and aesthetics. I cook the way he asks me to, and his diet right now calls for a lot of protein and he prefers chicken and eggs.

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[–] Empress 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I am so proud of you two. Nothing but respect for people who turn it around.

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[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's a lot of savings! Good job.

How do you cook it so he isn't tired of it?

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My friends describe my husband as an alien because he doesn't get tired of it. But right now he likes me to grind it and cook it like taco meat with onions, peppers, and seasonings. I'll also use a lot in vegetable based casseroles, curries, soups, etc...

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[–] BUTTHOLE__EMPRESS 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh, well tacos if made right are an excellent thing to have every day, especially if a traditional wife is making them!

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[–] pretty_innocuous 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How do you usually prepare it?

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

His favorite right now is for me grind it up and prepare it like taco meat with seasonings, onions, and peppers. I like it with a lot of vegetables in a curry, casserole, alfredo, or salad.

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[–] piratse 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Tell your husband not to fall for the "muhhh protein" meme. It's bad advice. Most people refuse to accept it though. Avacados, coconut oil, fish, basically good fats and veggies. Protein is a meme and a half. http://www.theiflife.com/how-much-protein-per-day-build-muscle/

TL:DR "or roughly 0.36 grams per lb of body weight" (based on IDEAL body weight). The 1-2g per lb meme needs to die a bad death.

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

We do eat a lot of vegetables as well. He is right around one gram per pound, he's lost over one hundred pounds on his diet and he is really happy with the results.

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[–] Annelise 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Congratulation to you both! He'll live longer and healthier!

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[–] justsayingmayne 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I need one of these automatic chicken preppers everyone seems to be marrying

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My husband and I have grown up so much since we married each other almost a decade ago. We were liberal college students and somehow we ended here on the traditional side of things. The journey was trying and very nearly more than we could take. I'm glad it worked out for us. I think we're both happy now.

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[–] justsayingmayne 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds awesome

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[–] con77 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

the human body can only absorb so much protein in a day

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[–] ChapterJuni [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He has done quite a bit of research. I think his goal is between 150 and 200 grams a day depending if its a workout day or a rest day. He uses this as a guide https://ss.fitness/ and it has worked quite well for him

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[–] con77 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

whats he bench?

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[–] Stoneruination 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think there's no limit to the intake, but there's a limit to when it stops being beneficial. I knew someone who had serious kidney problems because they were getting too much protein per day. It definitely starts to mess with your body systems if you get too much. I think the recommended 1 gram per pound of body weight still holds true.

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[–] justsayingmayne 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago