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X5X52000
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12/24/11 8:58 P

Still love my myoplex!!



ERICWS
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12/13/11 12:45 P

The Premier Nutrition RTD Protein Shakes seem to be working for me- 3 or 4 a week, usually after one of my "tougher" workout days. So far so good- they're staving off the hunger and my weight remains stablizied at 159-161 range while I am trying to up the strength training a bit.......

30g protein and 3g fiber with only 160 calories and 1g sugar are decent #'s from what i can tell!

Thanks for the suggestions!



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11/1/11 11:57 A

@MSCR59: I haven't heard of any bad press on whey. Of course, if you're drinking only whey shakes that wouldn't be good... everything in moderation, but if you're exercising/lifting and drinking plenty of water one or two a day isn't going to do any harm.

Whey is a byproduct of the production of milk and cheese. If you have milk allergies then of course, this might not be good for you. If you have milk allergies stay away from casein but there are whey proteins out there that don't contain casein and are 100% whey.

Whey Isolate is a little better than the Concentrate. Both are over 90% pure whey, but the Isolate is around 97%. I believe it's a cleaner/more pure form, but id does cost a little more but either way - both are fine.

I'm no scientist, but whey has been attributed to have anti-inflammatory properties and is a great way to get more amino acids in your diet.

I would suggest trying them and seeing how you like them. I've been using whey since I've been in high school (so about 20 years) and I've never had any ill effects from them what-so-ever. Some days I don't have any and some days I'll have 2 shakes. It all depends on my diet for that day.



ERICWS
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10/31/11 10:36 A

I don't know- I'm trying to get up to speed about all of this- I think I could benefit from adding a protein kick to my diet, both to control in-between meal hunger so i don't raid the candy bowl, and to maybe enhance my nutrition........

I need to study more, about the metals in these drinks as HG said, and whether whey protein was discounted (which I haven't seen).

I checked out myoplex lite at the supermarket this weekend. Sounds promising- the recommendation si to drink it within 20 minutes of finishing a workout. Does that sound right? Better to drink this right away, and then have a piece of fruit or something like that a couple of hours later?



MSCR59
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10/30/11 6:47 P

What about whey proteins? Haven't they received some bad press?




X5X52000
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10/29/11 7:33 P

myoplex



ERICWS
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10/29/11 10:27 A

I just slammed down a Pure Protein after my "double workout"- Pretty good. No fiber, but I like the 35 g protein. We'll see if it lasts me a few hours as my "late morning snack!"



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10/29/11 9:58 A

Both the bars and drinks I use are 200 calories or less. I don't use them every day, but if I am working out hard or eating foods that are low protein I will use one for a boost. Some days i feel hungry no matter what I eat, and I found fiber and protein with a lot of water usually get me back on track.

I have continued to lose/maintain weight with these. I track food, so when I get calories from these, I usually drop something else to avoid too many.





ERICWS
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10/28/11 10:48 A

HG- Thanks for the suggestion. How often do you take those protein drinks? I'm wondering if essentially daily consumption will be too many calories, and lead to weight problems.

Today i tried a Fage 0% Greek Yogurt - tasted good, 200 calories, 18 g protein- but I don't think it'll last w/ me as well as that RTD protein drink did.

I will check the article you posted, too- thanks again.



HGSGUY
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10/28/11 10:03 A

WARNING: I read a report about bad components of some of these shakes, things like lead and other heavy metals. here is the link;

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazin
e-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drink
s/whats-in-your-protein-drink/index.htm

I have been drinking the Premier Nutrition shakes, they are 160 calories and 30g protein. I also sometimes have a Pure Protein bar.

I also read that some have "nutritional facts" like other foods, and are somewhat regulated by the FDA and others have "supplemental facts" and are not controlled.

Since taking extra protein sometimes, I have found I am hungry less. Make sure to drink lots of water!



ERICWS
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10/28/11 9:29 A

Thank you for posting! I'll need to visit my local GNC to take a look.

I may try it if it isn't overly soy-based. I want to stay away from over-doing any soy consumption.



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10/27/11 10:41 A

Yep... ready to drink version: http://www.theisopurecompany.com/drinks.ph
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10/27/11 10:40 A

If you want to have a shake with no sugar or carbs, try Isopure. It is 98% protein and 2% fat. I take the powder twice a day but I "think" I saw a ready to drink presentation at GNC.



ERICWS
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10/27/11 10:38 A

Does anyone have any suggestions for what might be good RTD protein drinks i can buy?

i am thinking of trying those as a mid-morning or later afternoon snack alternative to fight off the hunger a bit. I eat breakfast (2 hard boiled eggs, a banana, and a huge cup of coffee, or a bowl of Cheerios, banana, and a huge cup of coffee) at about 5:45 am every day before I work out, and am pretty darn hungry by 10:30 am.

Sometimes I just eat my lunch early, but then am starving by 2 pm. I'm thinking of ways to handle that first wave of hunger, to get to lunch at about 12:30 pm that might make me get to a small afternoon snack and then dinner.......

I tried a "Muscle Milk" RTD today- tasted good, looked ok on the label- 50% daily allotment of protein, not too high on the sugars......

Thanks!



 
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