I'm running low on cash and am looking for ways to cut down on nutrition-related costs while maintaining high quality.
For a while now I've been mixing two cans of wild-caught sardines
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It's fucking great — two cans provide a cool 65 grams of protein, plus of course a TRUCKload of minerals, EFAs, etc. and the myriad benefits of whole unprocessed food.
But I don't think I can afford to keep dropping ~$8 for each post-workout meal (I eat two other quite-large meals ~1.5hrs later and around 6pm).
So I'm thinking of using a whey shake (perhaps with a bit of cod liver oil—thoughts?). The cost would end up around ~$1-2 per shake.
This is what I'm looking at: http://www.vitacost.com/Optimum-Nutr...d-Natural-Whey
I'm plenty lean with no metabolic problems.
Is this a safe thing to do?
What red flags should I be looking out for?
What about the carb issue? should I not worry about getting starch in during the 30 minute window and just go with 1 or 2 sweet potatoes during my first full meal ~1.5-2hrs PWO?
Are there any other brands that offer similarly-priced products with better qualities than the ON one above? (it has xanthan gum and lecithin, blehh)
thanks in advance.