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    Protein Supplements

    I'm trying to gain some muscles after finishing my weight loss program and my trainer suggested me to take protein supplements/shakes after my workouts. Does anyone have suggestions on what brands are good ?
    He didn't mention specific brands but warned me to make sure that it doesn't have high cholesterol.

    Also, how safe are these supplements ?

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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Protein is right up there next to Steroids. DO NOT touch that stuff, NOT SAFE!



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    save yourself some money and just get some lowfat chocolate milk.



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is a good one to start with. Mix with a cup of chocolate milk



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Coming from a sports trainer, you can save yourself some money and make a much better post workout shake at home for a lot less money. For starters, Chocolate milk is basically a protein shake.
    If you want to take it to the next level:

    In a blender, mix:
    Chocolate milk (or white milk, doesn't really matter at this point)
    2 scoops of Ice Cream. (probably light or low fat ice cream)
    Some fruits/berries (frozen or fresh)
    1/2 cup of peanut butter (unless you want to keep it on the lean side. and peanut butter = more $)
    2 raw eggs (optional. Only do if you aren't afraid of getting salmonella. haha)

    That shake right there will be 10x better than any protein shake you can buy in powder form.

    If you're on a tight budget, just mix some milk and ice cream in a blender. That alone will yield probably 30-40g of protein, depending on what kind of milk and ice cream and how much you use.


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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Been using this stuff lately. Works well IMO. Cheaper than brown milk when buying the 8 pound bag and does have a great taste.

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    Re: Protein Supplements

    do NOT do what cyclonedave suggests. that has about 35g of fat in it (more than half of what you should have in a day). Milk is great during the day, but not so much post workout because it is very slow digesting. I would use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. Relatively cheap and high quality protein. Before anyone wants to start arguing with me, I'm a Nutritional Science/Kinesiology major and a 7 year weight lifter.



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Quote Originally Posted by ILiftWithRoyce View Post
    do NOT do what cyclonedave suggests. that has about 35g of fat in it (more than half of what you should have in a day). Milk is great during the day, but not so much post workout because it is very slow digesting. I would use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. Relatively cheap and high quality protein. Before anyone wants to start arguing with me, I'm a Nutritional Science/Kinesiology major and a 7 year weight lifter.
    I do agree that the protein shake I described has some fat in it, but not 35g. It might have quite a bit if you're using whole milk, non low-fat ice cream, include the peanut butter and the egg yokes.
    However, if you just use skim milk, low fat ice cream, fruit/berries, egg whites and some peanut butter, it's not that bad. It is slower digesting than pure whey protein and water, but not as slow as a casein protein powder mixed with whole milk (good pre bedtime shake btw), or just cottage cheese or red meat.

    And I have my Kinesiology and Health degree as well, and am a 15 year weight lifter.
    I've taken all sorts of supplements, but I've had the best luck with strength and mass gains with an all natural protein shake, rather than powders. I have tried a lot of protein powders in my day and it's tough to beat a big glass of chocolate milk after a hard lift.


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    Re: Protein Supplements

    I have had good luck with GNC Wheybolic Extreme, and EAS Recovery Protein which you can get at Target. Both mix easily with water and taste pretty good. Both are reputable brands.


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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I do agree that the protein shake I described has some fat in it, but not 35g. It might have quite a bit if you're using whole milk, non low-fat ice cream, include the peanut butter and the egg yokes.
    However, if you just use skim milk, low fat ice cream, fruit/berries, egg whites and some peanut butter, it's not that bad. It is slower digesting than pure whey protein and water, but not as slow as a casein protein powder mixed with whole milk (good pre bedtime shake btw), or just cottage cheese or red meat.

    And I have my Kinesiology and Health degree as well, and am a 15 year weight lifter.
    I've taken all sorts of supplements, but I've had the best luck with strength and mass gains with an all natural protein shake, rather than powders. I have tried a lot of protein powders in my day and it's tough to beat a big glass of chocolate milk after a hard lift.
    1/2 c peanut butter is over 20g (2 tbsp is 16g). one egg yolk has 5g. take out the ice cream all together and reduce the pb to maybe a tbsp and it would not be so bad.



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Quote Originally Posted by ILiftWithRoyce View Post
    1/2 c peanut butter is over 20g (2 tbsp is 16g). one egg yolk has 5g. take out the ice cream all together and reduce the pb to maybe a tbsp and it would not be so bad.
    I have to have my ice cream because I love ice cream. I also like a nice thick shake (in more ways than 1). However, that's just me and my metabolism is extremely high. But, yes, if you're looking for a nice "lower" fat protein shake, leave out the egg yolks and peanut butter and use low fat or fat free ice cream.


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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I have to have my ice cream because I love ice cream. I also like a nice thick shake (in more ways than 1). However, that's just me and my metabolism is extremely high. But, yes, if you're looking for a nice "lower" fat protein shake, leave out the egg yolks and peanut butter and use low fat or fat free ice cream.
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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Thanks a lot ! That's what I love from this Forum - a lot of useful information

    BTW, anyone has insight about this ?

    http://www.cytosport.com/products/muscle-milk/muscle-milk-ready-to-drink-tetra



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    Re: Protein Supplements

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Thanks a lot ! That's what I love from this Forum - a lot of useful information

    BTW, anyone has insight about this ?

    http://www.cytosport.com/products/muscle-milk/muscle-milk-ready-to-drink-tetra
    Translation: I hear what you're saying and I'm choosing to ignore it and go with this stuff instead.



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