I've been using myfitness pal for a few days and am finding that I am getting about 150g of protein every day, sometimes more. Do I really need a protein shake? Does it offer any benefits protein from food does not? Because it seems I need more help hitting my fat targets than protein targets.
and I searched for this question, search only brought up recommendations for protein shakes. . .
02-26-2013, 11:58 PM #1
do I really need a protein shake?
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02-27-2013, 12:06 AM #3
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02-27-2013, 02:08 AM #4
1) Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder
2) MusclePharm Combat Powder
Both were chocolate flavours and tasted too bad !! My taste buds could not accept their smell! I hope to find a a protein shake which could really taste good! Any fruitful advises are welcome !
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Try a strawberry shake instead, i too dont like chocolate Pshakes.
with regards to main post, if you're getting 150g a day from lean food sources great(altho i dont know your weight, i go for 2g protein per Kg of body mass) dont worry about adding a shake in there. need to make sure the rest of your diet is right not just protein intake, as already stated maybe BCCA's to help with protein synthesis.follow my new journal ..it's gonna be a hell of a ride!
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02-27-2013, 03:06 AM #7
I liked the taste. Some people here liked the mocha cappuccino, I've never tried.
02-27-2013, 03:18 AM #8
food is your number 1 priority ! you don't need shake but i will recommend it if you live far from your gym and it takes like 1 hour. because the best moment to take protein after training is in the 45 minutes after training and shakes are easy to be made and works fast. if you get gold whey 5 lbs you have like 75 servings or something so 75 training days.
And about fat you mean like losing weight or you getting to les fat in grams?
02-27-2013, 03:35 AM #9
02-27-2013, 11:49 AM #10
Thanks to everyone for the advice
02-27-2013, 11:54 AM #11
I wouldn't go overboard to get the fat. 150g of protein is good for your weight. No idea about the 45 min rule.. I just drink a shake then anyway cause I'm usually hungrySquats, Squats, Squats,
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02-27-2013, 12:01 PM #13
If you're making your protein goal without the shake, then don't spend your money on the shake. That's why it's called a supplement- it fills a need that you're not getting from your diet. There's soooo much varying opinion and so little conclusive data on the concept of a post-workout window that you should probably just figure out what works for you and go with it. Personally, I make sure I get some protein pretty soon after my workouts just because it may help, and it definitely won't hurt.
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02-27-2013, 12:15 PM #15
A solid rule of thumb is 0.8g/lb of body weight per day.
As far as needing a protein drink, protein is a supplement. Not to be used to fulfill your daily requirements. You need to try and get most of your daily nutrients from food. Hence food is your number one supplement. It's not a bad thing though to have a protein drink a day, but don't consider it a requirement to fulfill your macros.
02-27-2013, 12:48 PM #16
I'm a 100% newbie on this shake stuff and all so would like some simple advise.
I have bought a big tub of the ON 100% Whey Gold Double chocolate and it seems fine to taste with milk.
I eat the 7 small meals a day which is recommended starting with Oats in the morning for a long period of protein.
The issue is I get home from work late, so I am getting home about 6:45pm - I take a shake at this time with water ( doesn't taste nice but I find if I have it with milk it effects me in the gym ) I wait 45 mins work out for 1-2 hours - have another shake post work-out and by the time I finish and settle down its 9:30 and time for tea.
now a couple of questions,
I mix 1 scoop Pre Work-Out with 5oz of water
and 2 scoops Post Work-Out with 12oz Milk,
But my shakes always seem to only fill 1/6 the bottle where I see others almost to the top. So I feel something is wrong here.
Also everything seems to contradicting on the internet some say do this some say don't do that.
Also I assume a shake doesn't count as a meal, if it does then I should - Pre workout shake - post workout shake then sleep or not
Thank you and sorry for being a n00b
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02-27-2013, 06:56 PM #22
these are all good points, thanks a lot guys (and possibly girls?)
I think i'll keep some protein shake around because well priced shake is well priced protein, I've been spending a lot more money on food since i've been aiming for 3400 calories a day. And a protein shake with fruit and whole milk is a good breakfast on the go. Breakfast is usually the hardest meal for me to get down
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