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Protein shakes as main source of protein.


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Excerpt: I was wondering if anyone had experience using protein shakes as the main source of protein other then meats?Also wondering would the gains be drastically diff?Because where im at its kinda hard to get good solid sources of protein day in day out besides the damn shakes.

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    Quote Quote posted by solidspine
    I donít know, I apologize, but when you eat all that real food, you gain more muscle then just taking shakes, I love shakes and probably drink too many,


    If you are trying to take in 400 grams of protein a day, that is a lot of chicken, tuna, eggs, meat and pure protein.


    I would keep my shakes down to 100grams, or I would up the total grams.

    I have done it every which way you can imagine, with out shakes, only on shakes, but real food is the key to gaining muscle.

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    I usually suppliment an actual food meal w/ a protien shake,(an MRP or a simple 1 scoop protien powder/water/milk mix)

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    I used to drink a lot of shakes, but I've made much better gains by putting the time in to cook all my whole food meals. I only drink 1 shake per day, and that's post workout. Besides, most shakes give me bloat, gas, and horrible aftertaste. Just remember a few things. Whey is designed to be absorbed quickly. After an hour post- shake your body is starving again. Also, these are synthetic products, the quality is not the same as whole foods. Finally, drinking shakes instead of eating non-palatable foods like egg whites, plain grilled chicken, and tuna out of the can is EASY. If something in this sport is easy, it's not the right thing to do, such as smith machine aquats instead of free standing, or pec deck instead of dumbell flyes, or pulldowns instead of barbell rows.

    Also, protein powders are usually high in cholesterol. But if your job is so hectic that you cant eat, I guess you have no choice.

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    I must use protein drinks as my main source of caloric intake.I train 6 sessions back to back often times. I add cream and natty peanut butter to my shakes to slow absorption and also depending on the product I think the protein is more usable because it is already in a predigested state. I use Beverly and the taste is great as well as no stomach issues. I think food is great but most do not have time to eat 6 times a day and with me eating 6000cals of clean food a day I could not actually "eat" it all. Food is great but if you have to do shakes,you have to do shakes.

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    Quote Quote posted by 52_21_30
    I used to drink a lot of shakes, but I've made much better gains by putting the time in to cook all my whole food meals. I only drink 1 shake per day, and that's post workout. Besides, most shakes give me bloat, gas, and horrible aftertaste. Just remember a few things. Whey is designed to be absorbed quickly. After an hour post- shake your body is starving again. Also, these are synthetic products, the quality is not the same as whole foods. Finally, drinking shakes instead of eating non-palatable foods like egg whites, plain grilled chicken, and tuna out of the can is EASY. If something in this sport is easy, it's not the right thing to do, such as smith machine aquats instead of free standing, or pec deck instead of dumbell flyes, or pulldowns instead of barbell rows.

    Also, protein powders are usually high in cholesterol. But if your job is so hectic that you cant eat, I guess you have no choice.
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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    Quote Quote posted by youngguns
    remember you talk out of you ass, shut theee fuck up
    The guy you're insulting is well liked and well respected in this forum. You aren't. Show some respect, act like you were taught some manners by your parents. If you are allowed to talk that way in C&C, well please stay over there.

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    i get 250g protein/day. of that 120g is from shakes. i have good results w/ that, but when i'm cutting, i try to get the least amount of protein from shakes, and switch to more chicken, eggs, beef and fish. it's better, healthwise and physique-wise IMO.

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    if you put egg whites, oats, and skim milk is it still a shake?

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    Quad, if you were unable to actually drink shakes, is there any solid protein bar to recommend? I agree that at times shakes are a must. Contest prep is a prime example. Its impossible to eat 500+ grams of protein a day from whole foods. I like your idea of the added fats to slow absorption. DO you use heavy cream or some coolwhip?

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    here is a trick...

    take 1 shake just before each meal only use 1 scoop though... 25g protein, then your normal meal..

    great as a cutter, and keeps you feeling full..

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    Re: Protein shakes as main source of protein.

    I use to squat on the free squat rack but now I do smith machine squats and those work just as good for me. The results that I get from replacing some meals with shakes have given me good results but like I said on my next cycle I going to be consuming 6 meals a day getting about 80% of my protein from them and using 2 shakes so I can get the total amount of calories that I need. If the results that I ghet are not any better I will switch back to shakes being the the majority of protein and calorie intake.



    Quote Quote posted by 52_21_30
    I used to drink a lot of shakes, but I've made much better gains by putting the time in to cook all my whole food meals. I only drink 1 shake per day, and that's post workout. Besides, most shakes give me bloat, gas, and horrible aftertaste. Just remember a few things. Whey is designed to be absorbed quickly. After an hour post- shake your body is starving again. Also, these are synthetic products, the quality is not the same as whole foods. Finally, drinking shakes instead of eating non-palatable foods like egg whites, plain grilled chicken, and tuna out of the can is EASY. If something in this sport is easy, it's not the right thing to do, such as smith machine aquats instead of free standing, or pec deck instead of dumbell flyes, or pulldowns instead of barbell rows.

    Also, protein powders are usually high in cholesterol. But if your job is so hectic that you cant eat, I guess you have no choice.

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