It all comes down to calories. It is about 90 calories for two scoops of whey. It is often used to make protein shakes with a milk of your choosing (don't forget to calculate milk calories) and you can add fruits or vegetables to your shakes. The powder is often flavored vanilla or chocolate. The fiber helps fill you up. High protein, low sugar, low sodium, tons of vitamins added. I hear some people add it to oatmeal and other foods. The vanilla flavor is great. It does help fill you up, but you have to track those calories like anything else!
Edited by: CUTENHEALTHY at: 1/22/2014 (00:37)
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I use it as a post-workout drink after big cardio/lifting sessions. I used it every day, usually mixed with peanut butter and lowfat milk, when I was doing bootcamp and I lost 12 pounds, lots of body fat and several inches all over that month. So I would say, no, it doesn't make you gain weight or bulk up, especially not if you're following a generally low to moderate calorie diet and getting a decent amount of exercise.
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
I'm new to using whey protein, so I'm definitely no expert. I'm taking EAS 100% whey protein vanilla powder. Concentrated BCCAAs to support muscle recovery and growth, 3g carbs, 23g high quality protein.Purchased a 5lb bag from Sam's Warehouse. I sometimes mix it with my morning smoothie. The taste blends well with my fruit ingredients. Haven't seen any results from using the product because unfortunately, I don't on a consistent basis.
Hello! What kind of protein powder do you use? Im looking for one that is palatable cos I've tried a couple and couldn't drink any of them! :) Plus, how many times a day do you drink them? I want to lose body fat, gain muscles and not be hungry all the time.
I just use one scoop and that isn't many calories. I think about 100. As long as you are just adding water, it's almost free. I don't add fruit of any kind since low carbing is the only way for me. I do eat a few blueberries and just a few strawberries occasionally. So....No....I don't think it does at all.
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