Hi there! I use soy protein, because I was born with a defect that keeps me from absorbing enough protein naturally. I used to use whey protein. In fact, I like the taste of the soy better, and if you are a woman headed for menopause, the isoflavones of soy protein help alleviate the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause in a natural way (I'm not a professional, so don't quote me, just check it out for yourself). It seems to help me. Plus, the soy protein seems to be much easier to dissolve in liquid.
Happy regards, Ayla
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I love whey protein. If you are looking for it to fill you up in the morning, you don't have to be pulled into buying the expensive brands. If you're using it after strength training to build muscle it may be worth a couple extra dollars to get a kind that will absorb faster.
For snacking I use Jillian Micheals brand. Her triple chocolate shake flavor is delicious! Only 100 calories a serving with 15g of protein. It's good enough to do with just water but low enough in calories to add to oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt, milk, etc. When I crave candy I mix 1 scoop with 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter and throw it in the freezer. It's amazing and filling.
Yes, whey. I add it to my oatmeal. Or do a shake with almond milk, fruit and oat flour for carbs. Big big fan of Kathleen Des Maison's work on sugar addiction and alcoholism and a breakfast with a heavy protein content balanced with carbs is highly recommended and very helpful in keeping cravings at bay.
I do the yogurt too. I was thinking if I made a morning smoothies with the yogurt and powder, I could get 30 g protein and still have a piece of wheat toast or English muffin. If I try to get my protein in eggs ....no room for carb. I love my whole grain carb in the morning!
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I have. I think we got the stuff at Trader Joe's or maybe Costco. I haven't used it in quite a while. I just checked back in my Nutrition Tracker -- it had 130 calories, 16 g protein, 2g fat, 8 % calcium and about 33% of a bunch of vitamins and minerals needed for the day.
I mixed it with soymilk which added another 100 calories, 8 g protein, 4 g fat, 25% calcium and 50% B12; and whatever fruit (berries, bananas, frozen medley) was handy.
It definitely boosted my protein, but as I recall, it didn't keep me going until lunch. I snacked on fruit later in the morning. The real reason I stopped buying it was the cost -- I had a financial setback and decided whey was a luxury item (perhaps not a very well-considered decision). At the time, it seemed expensive to buy that big barrel, but I never calculated the cost per serving -- I just decided I didn't "deserve" something that was just for me.
sorry, maybe TMI, but your question really made me think about myself, my diet and my decision-making process.
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