Looking for post workout recovery drinks or meals
I'm Greg and I have stage 4 prostate cancer. I am in my first month of ADT. I am a 64 yo vegan (by choice). I have been riding my bike and working out with dumbbells. I am slow to recover after workouts which makes sense based on my age and ADT.
I am looking for a post workout drink or meal that helps with muscle recovery but doesn't aggravate the cancer.
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Stage 4 to my L2 where they radiated 1 inc outin 2020 and put me back on Zolodex after 4 years off Jan its in L1 so they added Xtandi and Xgeva PSA down from 9.8 to 1.7 in 2 months No affects except tired sometimes
Get on these I'm 78 now Radiation on prostate was Dec 2017 so lasting 6 years and now they say 5+ if it continues to work
Have to avoid Pomegranate and grapefruit juice and those small oranges? as they offset Xtandi
30 gm protein drink like chocolate Premier and 20 gm protein bars.
I recently became a vegan and do miss the milk based protein products but now I am looking for plant based proteins that are just as effective as other animal based proteins.
Carnivor Muscle Meds.
I guess I am on the exact opposite diet all I eat is meat, eggs and cheese. I have tried Vegan for six months and felt no better. I went on the Carnivor diet lost 40 pounds and feel better than I have in 20 years.
I guess our bodies are all different. I went vegan 1.5 years ago and I also feel better than I have in 20 years. Although I am not really vegan as I do eat sardines and take fish oil. Biggest challenge to a vegan is getting enough protein.
I would suggest picking up Dr. Gregers' book "How Not to Die" and reading the chapter on prostate cancer.
Also would suggest listening to podcasts by Rhonda Patrick on diet and exercise . And for more on health practices based on science, Hubermanlab.com.
Thanks I will check out the resources.
Although I'm primarily on a MPN group my interest always perks up when someone mentions being or trying to follow a vegan diet. I've been a vegan for 40 years and never ever worry about or consider the protein content of a food. My experience is If you eat enough planted based whole foods to maintain your weight you will get all the protein needed. I went a year eating mostly potatoes and only stopped because it is really boring.
The recommended amount of protein in order to maintain muscle mass is moving up from what was once .8 grams of protein per kilogram of weight. For me at 132 lbs that works out to 48 grams of protein per day. However, research now for people that are older is now about 1 gram per lb of weight. The book by Peter Attia called "Outlive" (good book) recommends lots of protein. To get close to that requires seeds, nuts, and tofu and soy milk for me. I am very active… running, resistance training and table tennis. I also fast 16 hrs a day.
I had a personal training business for 40 years. I've seen it all. I would put the following up against any other suggestion . PB&J. Yes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Use a low fat, low sugar peanut butter and no sugar added jelly and of course whole grain bread. Like to chase it down with some low-fat milk. Compare all the nutrition of the above, with no downside, to anything else out there. PB&J wins.