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4/20/12 11:18 A

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Thanks, it looks like their protein powder already has a lot of AAs, which is probably why she mentions that you might not want/need the separate supplement if you have enough in your protein powder. I'm going to check mine tonight and see where it sits.

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4/19/12 3:08 P

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Hi Cindy,
What I did was look at her supplement pack that she offers as the LiveFit Women's pack and tabulate what was in them. Here are links that include the what it contains and how often to take.
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Whey Powder
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I added them to my tracker. I have to adjust them daily depending on what I ate. I am still doing my veggie drink (though less often) and add additional BCAAs and glutamine to make up for them not being in it. There is so much conflicting info out there as to how much, so I thought it was easier to follow what is in hers. Wish that it was listed in one place for those who have to modify.

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4/19/12 2:49 P

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I have a question on supplements. Jamie says to use the BCAAs unless your protein powder has them, and I think she said the same about glutemein or one of the other potential supplements.

Anyway, how are we supposed to know if the protein powder we have has enough BCAAs? The one I bought does have a list of amino acids at the bottom of the label, but I don't know if they are the same thing or if the quantities are high enough.



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4/19/12 1:38 P

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I was lucky enough to have a very generous friend bequeath me all her protein powders and drinks. I think actually they were her sisters who had gone on a doctor-monitored weight loss and then didn't use them. Proti-Diet and Nutrimed shakes/puddings. I was a little wary because the ingredients have a lot of non-clean looking words, so I just use them for occasional variety. Mocha, chocolate, berry (there's a strawberry, but its so vile its going in the trash). Lower cal too. The best part of course- free. Important for vacation funding...

Oh, with the Cyto sport, I replaced the GIANT scooper that came in the bag with the smaller scooper from my previous protein powder. Then I figured out nutritional values/cals for the reduced amount. The protein is still 23g(same as I was getting with previous powder) and cals down to 117. That huge scoop was just WAY too much for me to drink and I was going over my protein requirements as it was.
the plus is-- my "75 serving" bag of cytosport is more like 125 servings now.

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4/19/12 12:31 P

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It is Cyto and yes it is sweet. I like it because it is not as thick as my muscle milk, which feels like a meal, so I can chug fast. Our Costco had that other brand but we figured we'd give Cyto a try since the price was better. Some are so high in carbs. BF loves muscle milk. He throws his fiber one in with it and makes a meal. We get the muscle milk when costco has a good coupon and stock up. We also buy from Nutrition Express. Great prices but have run into a nasty whey shake from Fitness Labs, thought we were buying another one. Ick. There was no making it good. Even in cooking. I will check on the name of the other place we buy supplements that has awesome prices. Just bought some flavored glutamine at the local BB store that was on sale and it isn't that bad. I make a small shot. I will end up buying whatever I find is cheapest online.

Also saw great prices on some protein powder at Walmart. We may try it. That way we have another to fall back on. I need to order some more flavors. We are going to try some baking this weekend. Should be interesting:)

Will check tonight on that other company and post some links:)

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4/19/12 12:00 P

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I went and bought my protein at Costco too, after having bought protein twice in the first month and running through it.
Did you get Cytosport or some other brand? I had gone looking for something called Premium protein that a friend said they'd carry, but they didn't have it and the Cytosport ingredients seemed the best available. It tastes way to sweet, but for the price (under $40 for about 150 servings), I grin and bear it.
I'm still trying to get the BCAAs. I am going to have to actually go to a supplement store.

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4/19/12 8:43 A

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Hi All

So I finally have been doing some more supplements. Taking the BCAA's and glutamine. BF and I switched to a protein powder we found at a good price (Costco) and I love it. I have been doing my soy shakes and was getting a bit nervous about consuming so much soy, also whey usually causes major stomach issues with me. This is a thinner shake, making it easier to consume more and no stomach issues. Yay!

The results are I feel much better:) Stronger and lifting heavier and although I am pretty much pushing to failure the recovery is much better. Wish I had done it earlier. Quite frankly we are poor and I was thinking it would be too much. It isn't bad and very much worth it.


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