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Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by UTSugarDaddy on Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:11 am

I hit abt 300 grams of protein per day, but i'd say 200 of that comes from protein shakes and the other 100 comes from dairy and cuts of meat. are there any adverse effects from getting so much protein from powders?
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by vagrant on Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:55 am

Harmful? Just less gains and possibly more fat storage, depending on the size of each shake. Shakes are terriffic around your workout because they are quickly abosrbed into the system when your muscles are crying out for nutrition. Other times, if your body doesn't need as much all at once - the excess is simply converted to glucose then stored as glycogen - if the glycogen stores are already full - then it's stored as fat.

That's why whole food is preferable whenever possible (except in the preworkout/workout/postworkout period) because it is digested slower, trickles into the system more gradaully, and is more likely to be absorbed so it gives your body a more steady supply of nutrients.

If you must do lots of shakes, consider casein over whey for times outside of the workout window.

They can be a valuable tool though. Recently I was injured, sick, and unable to eat. At the same time my doc told me to increase my calories from the 3000ish I was getting to 4500 each day. I had to start with 2 cups of milk, 2 scoops of whey, and 1 banana from the blender - 6 times a day. Then I replaced them one at a time with whole food until I got my calories up to where I needed them to be. I still use 3 a day, but also have 2 cups of OJ, 4 whole food meals, and 2 dextrose/maltodextrin homemade gatoraid type drinks each day.

Hope this is helpful information for you.
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by BuffD on Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:53 am

I would definately try to get in more whole food. Your digestive system will thank you. Alot of people get some issues having too many shakes. Your metabolism will work better if you have more whole food. Your body has to work to break down whole food where it really doesn't have to do much to a shake. You will still grow for sure but the nutrients in whole food will probably do alot more for you.


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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by giantkilr on Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:51 am

if that's the only way to get the protein down, then that's better than nothing at all...


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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by Too Small on Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:34 am

bigguy wrote:if that's the only way to get the protein down, then that's better than nothing at all...

I agree with bigguy..

But, you should try to change it up to get more protein from foods.
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by Dr. Steroids on Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:21 am

I would agree w/ bigguy in the fact that you need to get it in somehow but whole foods is by far much better when trying to get your daily nutrition.


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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by k0nsl on Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:53 am

Try to get 300grams of protein from real food and drink your protein shakes throughout the day.
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by ptest on Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:27 am

Gotta do what ya gotta do..but bump what everyone else says...def eat as much food as you can!
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by bigworm6 on Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:17 am

How many grams of protien in each shake?
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Re: Do I Use Protein Shakes Too Much???

Post by lexus33 on Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:15 am

Solid food with a mix of shakes is best. I would say have 4 meals solid and 2-3 shakes per day. Or adjust to your diet. Technology and food science has come along way so don't think shakes aren't a good food source, b/c they are!

Mixing it up is best with anything but drinking your nutrients is ok.


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