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7/18/13 11:00 A

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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.

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Ayla

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12/25/11 9:03 A

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mmmm, that sounds good!

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12/24/11 11:59 P

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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.

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6/22/11 2:21 P

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I follow high protein/low carb lifestyle. The best combo I have found that keeps me full until noon is:

2 scoops EAS Whey Protein Powder
5 egg whites (I pour them out of a cartoon--about 1 cup)
1 tbls coconut oil
a few ice cubes

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4/27/11 12:43 P

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What type are you using? I am always looking for something that will keep me satisfied until noon.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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4/27/11 6:48 A

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Whey update. Still doing a protein shake daily and consistently keeps me satisfied until lunch. It's working great; can't believe the powder is sugar and sugar substitute free.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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4/22/11 3:25 P

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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.

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3/26/11 8:21 P

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:)

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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3/25/11 8:33 P

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That was funny, Aurlie. Good pun.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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3/25/11 7:07 P

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whey to go, Mary!

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3/24/11 8:26 P

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Had a whey shake this morning. Not bad at all! Wasn't hungry all morning. I liked that.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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3/23/11 12:06 P

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Great plan, Mary. Sounds like you're taking good care of yourself. emoticon

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3/22/11 6:57 A

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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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3/21/11 7:20 P

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I guess our skewed logic didn't just apply to drinking. I do that sometimes too. Or feel guilty when DH spends his hard earned money on flowers, just because.

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3/21/11 6:51 P

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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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3/21/11 7:26 A

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I don't but would love to hear what others say. I use fat free Greek yogurt which has 18gms of protein in 3/4 cup for 120 cals. I top it with some granola, honey and often chopped fresh fruit.

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3/21/11 7:08 A

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Trying to increase my breakfast protein without adding 300 calories (or too many beans). Anyone use whey protein? Recipes?

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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