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3/10/10 11:59 A

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I use the MET-RX (Vanilla) available at Trader Joes ($24). It offers 23g Whey Protein per scoop. I usually have it with a cup of V8 Fusion (clean-eating) which you can find for half the price at Wal-Mart, and add a tablespoon of liquid lemon-flavor Fish Oil (Carlson's, VitaminShoppe), and a tablespoon of Calcium/Magnesium w/Vit D (Lifetime, Fred Meyer/Nutrition Section).

An alternative protein powder I like is the Jay Robb's Whey Protein ($34) at VitaminShoppe.

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3/4/10 1:38 P

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3/4/10 4:31 A

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The best I find is Optimum Nutrition. You can find it online for about $40 per 5lb tub. Spendy but it has no additives and tastes the best.

But really you don't need it. You say you can't get enough protein in your diet without adding fat but a 7oz piece of boneless chicken breast has a whopping 40+ g of protein and only 2g of fat (besides fat isn't the enemy, excess calories and poor nutrional value foods are.)

There are plenty of sources out there.

Think it and it will be so.


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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,637
3/3/10 12:53 P

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Costco has a few brands. Personally I don't like to use the stuff. I have a large bag from Costco ($29.00) that I have only used two servings, the rest I am throwing away. I would much rather get my protein from food with the added fat. I can always increase my exercise program to compensate.

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3/3/10 10:59 A

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OH- I got it at Fred Meyer in the health food dept.
about $14.99

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3/3/10 10:58 A

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I put Isolated soy protein(vanilla) supplement in my oatmeal, smothies or whatever is easy--I have the same protein problem and it works best. Not eating meat makes it harder sometimes to get the protein you need.

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2/14/10 12:47 A

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I hope you find something that works for you!

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MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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ITOCCURREDTOME's Photo ITOCCURREDTOME Posts: 15
2/13/10 6:16 P

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Hey, thank you for the suggestions! I haven't tried anything yet, so I appreciate the info.

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2/13/10 4:06 P

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PS, I have seen the "Ultimate Meal" on the shelf at Whole Foods. Maybe New Season's has it too. Sometimes you can special order things like this from the big chain supermarkets like Safeway or Fred Meyer.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Have you tried pea protein powders? or rice protein powders? there are some good ones that don't have bad stuff (toxic additives and chemicals) in them. Of course it might just be that your digestive system doesn't do well on commercially processed or refined foods. All protein powders fall into that category.
I like this one:
www.iherb.com/The-Ultimate-Life-The-
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timate-Meal-1200-g-30-Meals/8373?at=0

It's more like a meal replacement because it has a lot of dehydrated greens and other food things in it.
There are other products out there.
Best of everything to you!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/13/10 10:57 A

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Good luck with your search! I eventually gave up mine because I can never seem to find one that isn't full of chemicals and that my body can actually digest. I learned that I MUST stay away from whey, which everyone says is the best to get. But my body can not digest it.

Who cares if you're getting enough protein when you can clear a room with one little stinker? =P

†~Amber~†

MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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ITOCCURREDTOME's Photo ITOCCURREDTOME Posts: 15
2/13/10 4:11 A

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Hey Portlanders! I'm having a tough time getting enough protein into my diet while keeping the fat low enough to stay in target range. I was thinking about buying protein powder & thought I'd ask you if you had any favorites - or, if you've got alternative suggestions.
I'd prefer it to be a product I can get from somewhere reasonably close to me (Trader Joe's, Fred Meyer, Safeway).
Really, I try hard with food, but I think this might make my life a little easier. Thanks in advance!

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