Can Protein Shakes Make You Gain Weight?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yes, I believe so! At least some of them.
I try to find ones that are low calories and high protein. Still I have trouble with some putting weight on me. I think it's the creatine...?
I'm looking now for a protein shake that is low calorie and high protein. Asked for recommendations and received some helpful ones! If anyone else has any recommendations for protein shakes that you have good luck with, please let me know!
I still have some stubborn belly fat to burn so I'm trying to do it with cardio and weights....I don't need the weight gainer! I'm open to suggestions if anyone else has any advise ~ please share!
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458 days ago
GNC Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60; ChocoLite (by HealthSmart) Protein shakes. Check them out online - I am using them as part of a low calorie/low carb/low fat/"sufficient" protein diet and they work well for me.
Could be that you had a mild intolerance that is causing inflammation when you have a specific protein shake. Try eliminating one for a week, then introducing it back to see if it's a culprit. :)
1002 days ago
How about Whey Isolate? MuscleTech has a 100% Premium Whey Isolate Plus - Chocolate - 3lbs bags at Sam's Club. This will be great since it's just protein without added stuff, plus because it's isolate it will be easier to digest. Great taste and low sugar.
Per Serving: Calories 160 Calories from fat 10 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Total Carbohydrate 9g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 30g Calcium 110mg Sodium 70mg
1121 days ago
ViSalus is a good one. It is expensive, though.
1539 days ago
I'm cautious with mine too- Optimal Nutrition ... so I don't use it everyday for the same reason. I've seen and read about - About Time, 100% whey protein isolate, no artificial sweetners, 25 g protein, 103 cals, 0 carbs!! been meaning to get it but it's pricey
1833 days ago
I think Body Fortress Whey Protein Powder is one of the better powders for low calorie with maximum protein content. A one scoop serving has only 140 calories and 26 grams of protein. Of course with any protein powder you must add the calories from your liquid mix. This particular brand is tasty enough to mix with water, for the very minimum calorie count. I use fat free milk, so one shake is still only 230 calories total. An added bonus is that it is quite inexpensive for a protein powder. I buy mine at Walmart for less than $15.
1958 days ago
What?! A blog! Here I had asked if you would write some more and I missed it! Shame on me!
Protein shakes-well, the only one that ever worked for me was from Shaklee (it was a powder you mixed in). I should try it out again! Kind of expensive-that is why I haven't in a long time. But, it is a great one! Lost 18 pounds in 6 weeks (with exercise). But, for the most part don't know much about them. Good luck! The only thing I read that is the best for getting rid of the visceral fat in the belly is walking! That is why I do lots of it. Have lost 5 inches so far in that area this past year!
1970 days ago
I'm prepping for surgery and the doctor suggested Bariatric Advantage. It's actually pretty good. It's about 150-160 cals per serving, 8 grams of carbs and 24 grams of protein! The doctor also told me to pop some fruit in there if I feel that I'm not full; though it's a pretty thick shake so I haven't had to do that yet.
1974 days ago
hmmm, I don't think I am quite read to the protein shake band wagon yet :) But good for you!
1997 days ago
Ive been drinking the VISALUS shakes.Its a nutritional shake that has all the nutrients a person should be eating everyday.
Here's the link where they have more info on these shakes.
(*watch part 2*).
And here's the order link if your'e interested.
BR>I'm doing the SHAPE kit which is 2 shakes a day to lose weight...if you want to maintain the weight and just drink one a day..which would be the BALANCE kit.
:) Good luck on finding a protein shake!
2003 days ago
It really comes down to total calories consumed.....so I think you're on the right track looking for lower cal protein shakes. (they probably have less sugar, I would imagine). sorry I have no suggestions about brands though!
2005 days ago
love the question but can help i am afraid.hope you get the answers you are looking for.you are doing great.keep on keeping on.
2005 days ago
This is a great question that I have been pondering myself along with the bars. I ended up buying a luna bar, and I must have been in a coma that day because after one bite the sweetness made me ill. Thanks for inquiring, and I am looking forward to the responses! BTW, you look fabulous!
2006 days ago
On another note~the brand I recommended is prepared already~quick & easy 4 on the go. Its got 17? Protein & very low sugars & carbs. My husbands bariatric surgeon rec several & this was one of them. It didn't make him gain at all. He also drinks Isopure (40g protein) ea day~sometimes drinking only half & half next day. This more expensive & found at gnc. I've tasted both & they are tolerable. Isopure was better than I thouught. I know u have no surgery but in the protein world these were both great for anybody!
2006 days ago
I really like the Vega line. Vegetarian, gluten free and minimal additives (no sugar!). I supplement with a half-serving a day rather than the full serving. I'm not training for a marathon after all!
Best of luck!
2006 days ago
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