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DYSMITH0365 SparkPoints: (3,723)
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9/13/12 1:46 A

Putting protein powder in coffee is a fantastic idea!

DPDAVIS Posts: 3,002
9/13/12 1:15 A

I have never used any of these products.

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9/12/12 8:56 A

I have lost all my weight doing smoothies ....my lunch smoothie always has protein powder added for extra vitamins and protein ....i just do generic walmart cause its label is similar to stuff 3 times the price .....3 for 39 bucks online free shipping i think that's cheap

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8/30/12 10:47 A

I just bought 2 tubs of Dymatize Whey Protein because it was on sale. The profile is pretty decent. I agree that whole foods are better, this is just a quick way for me to get my protein in right after my workout especially since I am on a high protein diet. It's a staple in my diet. :)

Edited by: KIXXY101 at: 8/30/2012 (10:49)
LINPHX Posts: 199
8/28/12 12:28 P

I use Lifetime Life's Basics Plant Protein (Pea, Hemp, Rice & Chia Seed) Unsweetened Vanilla Flavor.

I use 1 heaping scoop in a shake consisting of 1/2 cup water, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 cup frozen fruit (usually a berry mix), 1/2 an avocado and often add flax oil, coconut oil, probiotic, fish oil, etc.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
8/28/12 10:56 A

I use to use vitamin shoppe protein podwer but I found VEGAN powder vanilla to ad a wonderful flavor to my smoothies

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MILADY_LCF Posts: 1,008
8/26/12 9:18 P

Ah, protein powder, a subject I could right a book about, but I will give you the short and sweet:
If you are looking for something to tide you over between meals and help boost your protein and fiber go with the Biggest Loser protein products from Designer Whey or the Special K20, if you want that without the fiber go with regular Designer Whey products - all three of these come in packets that you can just add to a water bottle like a flavor packet (though much bigger) so they are super easy to tote around in your purse for when you need one. If you are looking for something that will really boost your protein count go with anything from Ultimate Nutrition (I love their Iso Sensation 93 line) - low carb (which in the case of protein powder means you're not getting lots of sugar), low fat and good taste! My favorite flavors are Cafe Brazil and Chocolate Fudge.

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8/26/12 1:52 P

Ebonymom, no matter which kind they use, they're all basically the same thing: A liquid calorie beverage with nutrition added. They don't provide any benefits that eating regular food doesn't, although some people find them useful if they're on the go or doing a calorie-controlled meal replacement. They don't aid or hinder weight loss, anymore than a can of soup does!

I don't really use it to "lose weight" - I have my shake as a pre-workout energy boost, instead of coffee. I don't have time to get up in the morning and make breakfast early enough to work out afterwards (and no, getting up early just isn't an option) but I still need something to power me through that won't sit in my belly like a rock.

Sometimes I use them as a snack instead of something junkier.

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8/26/12 8:05 A

Who here uses Whey Protein Powder? What benefits have you seen/experience with it? Is is a staple in your weight loss program?

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8/9/12 8:30 P

I like the RightSize smoothies also. They keep you from getting hungry. The only thing is that if you use them as meal replacements, you really are not eating enough calories for the day. I have to think of other healthy ways to make up for the rest of the day.

I like the Vanilli and Cocoa Bean

Edited by: DYSMITH0365 at: 8/9/2012 (20:31)
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8/1/12 9:06 P

I use 100% Whey Protein nearly everyday. I used it in smoothies, yogurt, milk and oatmeal.
I like the flavor. I have used all the flavors but I prefer vanilla.

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8/1/12 4:50 P

just bought a can of right size smoothie at meijers 20% off had been looking at the web site but expensive. Goint to give it a whirl. Tomorrow breakfast and lunch will let u know

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7/29/12 10:54 A

no

HOPEFULSNAIL204 Posts: 618
7/28/12 3:37 P

I use SUNWARRIOR brand. I mix the warrior blend that is plant-based raw with pea, cranberry and hemp protein with medium chain triglycerides and the raw vegan protein that is bio-fermented raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein. I absolutely love it!

TAMANI2 Posts: 1,005
7/27/12 8:29 P

I've used a few but I'd love one that really tastes good.

DISPATCHGIRL32 Posts: 125
7/27/12 3:03 P

I use body fortress whey vanilla protein powder love the smell of it. Definitely tastes better with milk!!

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3/27/12 1:16 A

KMACHE Thanks for the info, I'm going to walmart next week so will look for it, much appreciated...

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3/21/12 9:08 P

I use Greek yogurt and pasteurized egg whites instead of protein powders.

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3/21/12 6:14 P

I bought the body fortress powder from Walmart. The vanilla flavor is pretty good. It was about 14 dollars.

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3/21/12 4:35 A

where do you all get your protein powder from? have you been able to buy it at Walmart??

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3/18/12 1:19 A

BROWN64:

That sounds good! I loooove me some coffee, so I'm gonna add the vanilla powder to it in the morning like a creamer! Thanks!

Edited by: KMACHE at: 3/18/2012 (01:21)
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3/18/12 1:17 A

BJPENNY70:
That sounds good! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try that!

Edited by: KMACHE at: 3/18/2012 (01:19)
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3/18/12 12:52 A

I like mixing one scoop of vanilla protein powder with 8 oz. of OJ. Taste like an Orange Dreamscicle.

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3/12/12 6:12 P

I just asked a personal trainer at the Y I'm a member of and she suggested that walmart brand was what she used when training for body building. So I think it comes down to what you can tolerate for taste.

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3/12/12 8:46 A

I use the optimum nutrition 100% whey protein powder in chocolate. love it!

ATHENA1966 Posts: 2,980
3/10/12 12:14 P

I like the chocolate Body Fortress. The SAS smells bad to me.

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ELFLACO74 Posts: 26
2/29/12 4:16 P

Your welcome

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2/29/12 2:16 P

thanks for letting me know. emoticon

ELFLACO74 Posts: 26
2/29/12 11:26 A

Nope,not in stores online only, nutrabio.com, google it and will come up in lot of bodybuilders forums where pro's are swearing by it.

WOFTRACKS Posts: 61
2/29/12 7:43 A

Walmart has several brands of protein powder (name brands) and sell it cheaper than health food stores...in the pharmacy..

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2/29/12 7:01 A

Haven't ever tried any nutrabio or muscle milk .I might try it.Do you get it at health stores like Gnc. emoticon

ELFLACO74 Posts: 26
2/29/12 5:51 A

I recently change to nutrabio whey protein unflavored and prior that I was using muscle milk powder,even though muscle milk it has a delicious taste but nutrabio is more clean pure protein and read somewhere is favorite to lots of pro bodybuilders,it taste like 2% milk which I have no problem with ,as long it doesnt taste sour is fine with me,after all after a hard work time at the gym I come out so beat up I can careless what a protein taste like I just shovel it down,thats the easy part.

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2/29/12 5:47 A

can you tell me where to buy protein powder and what is the best one to purchase?? Thanks...I'm new to this..thanks for any info you can provide for a beginner.

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2FEATHER Posts: 600
2/28/12 11:57 P

I like Fit4Life Isolate Black Raspberry; then I add a banana, Smart Balance milk (1/2 cup), water (1/2 cup) and some ice cubes. It tastes just like a raspberry shake.

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2/21/12 2:56 P

I like GNC Lean in the Swiss Chocolate Flavor. I mix it with a cup of milk & about 8-10 ice cubes. It's like a frosty. And it keeps me satisfied for at least 3-4 hours.

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FLUTTEROFSTARS Posts: 1,184
2/19/12 10:19 A

I've recently joined the protein-powder bandwagon. (I wanted a way to make my morning oatmeal stick with me longer, and also to boost the protein content of smoothies.) I checked around online, and found really good reviews of Body Fortress Whey protein powder. It's pretty inexpensive compared to a lot of other powders. I bought a 2-pound container at Walmart for $15 to try it out - it tastes fine (Vanilla). My plan is now to buy it in bulk - if you get 3 containers at once on Walmart's website, they're $13 each, or if you buy in bulk on Amazon, it's even cheaper.

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2/16/12 10:42 P

My first choice is still smoothies, but I do mix it into my greek yoghurt with Muesli as well and enjoy that! :)

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DEBBY4576 Posts: 5,723
1/29/12 3:22 P

For those of us lactose intolerant, I found Solgar Whey To Go at Lucky's Vitamins online. Most times you can type in solgarfree when it asks for promo or coupon and get free shipping too.

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HALEANDHARDY Posts: 23
1/28/12 10:08 P

Hi Everyone:

Thank-you for the responses. I'm still trying to find a powder (unflavoured) that works for me, but I have been able to find a vanilla and chocolate flavour that aren't too bad. I usually do my shopping at GNC and sometimes that have a good sale going on.

cheers



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1/28/12 12:06 A

Still undecided on protein powders.

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1/27/12 2:31 P

EAS chocolate and I put it in my coffee.

ERIKA05 Posts: 245
1/27/12 2:18 P

I'll second the comment about Hemp Protein. Lots of great nutritional benefits besides the protein content, and a nice, natural nutty flavour. I like the Manitoba Harvest 70% protein power in Vanilla. It's naturally (and very lightly) sweetened, and gives my morning oatmeal a subtle flavour that I really like. Shelled Hemp Seeds, also from Manitoba Harvest, are a staple in our house too. I sprinkle them on my morning oatmeal, on top of baking, and over vegetables (think broccoli, kale, spinach or edamame) for a rich flavour and a bit of chewy texture. Highly recommended.

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GUYTRYING Posts: 12
1/26/12 10:10 P

I use Kaizen Whey Isolate which I buy at Costco.. Vanilla ice cream flavor. Tastes and smells good. One scoop 35 grams of protein, 150 cals. 1 carb.

Costco sells a couple of different Whey powders but this one has the least ingredients.

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1/22/12 8:58 P

I use vanilla whey protein powder and put frozen or fresh fruit in it. Instead of using water, I use skim milk to give it a more creamier taste. As far as the smell goes...yeah it's bad, but I just scoop it out quickly and don't put my nose too close - LOL!

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1/22/12 1:37 P

I like Jillian Michaels' Triple Chocolate protein powder.

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1/19/12 11:47 P

I have also been using Designer Whey for several years. I usually purchase the vanilla and then add chocolate powder and/or berries for additional flavor.

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1/18/12 3:13 P

Never used it. If it's not close to the way in came out of the ground, I try to avoid eating it.

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BCARSON11 Posts: 13,827
1/17/12 9:57 P

I've been using Hemp Protein powder. I use it in smoothies. It doesn't smell or taste bad in a smoothie.

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1/17/12 7:08 P

I've been using Designer Whey protein powder for many years. Chocolate and Strawberry are my favorite. I make smoothies using either milk or yogurt with frozen berries. Sometime I add a dash of orange juice. Also, I will add in tsp of olive oil to get in my healthy oil.







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HALEANDHARDY Posts: 23
1/16/12 11:21 A

Hi: What is your favorite protein powder? Do you any favorite receipts or anyway of making the powder not smell so bad?

Any info. that you can pass along is appreciated.

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