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Old 07-05-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
Matthew Townsend
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I have half a tub sitting in my cupboard unloved. I used to use it while I was doing a weightlifting program, but with CF and a paleo diet, now I don't really feel the need for it. It's as though my body is saying "you're getting enough of the good stuff through other (natural) means."

Can it be put to good use? Perhaps if I get really sore muscles or something?
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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I use it rather frequently. Probably an average of 1.5 scoops a day.

If I'm making a smoothie, oatmeal, peanut butter (or other meals with little protein) I throw some protein powder in there.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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I've tried whey, but it made the glands around my throat swell up.

So I think I have some kind of intolerance to it.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:08 AM   #4
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I use pure whey isolate powder, it's cross-microfiltrated (sp?) and has no flavourings, additives etc. So far I've been completely fine with it. I'm personally slightly wary of flavoured "bodybuilding" powders.

I have a 2 block smoothie with frozen berries in the morning and sometimes another in the evening. So in total whey powder accounts for 10-20% of my daily protein intake. The rest of my intake comes from lean meats and very occasionally cheese.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:08 AM   #5
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Can't use them. They all make me sick or bloated or something bad. I seem to do fine with higher fat w/o the "extra" protien.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:21 AM   #6
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I used to use them after the WOD but I find it too expensive, I'd rather eat real food and I'm slowly drifting more and more to a strict paleo diet.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:35 AM   #7
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I have 2 half tubs of Biotest Grow sitting in the pantry. I was using them PWO with lots of berries, some coconut oil and walnuts. Now I'm experimenting with IF and also trying to move towards more strict Paleo, so they've been sitting for a couple weeks.

I may start using the Larry Lindeman chocolate milk PWO nutrition.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:37 AM   #8
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I'm in exactly the same boat, Matthew. I've got a tub and a half of protein powder in the cupboard that's been sitting unloved for at least a month now.

I'm getting everything I need nutritionally from real food (Zone), so I've got no real use for it. Think I might start feeding it to one of my son's (deathly skinny and doesn't eat a lot of anything useful) in some protein shakes.

Of course, if you don't have any skinny sons, this won't be of much use to you.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:41 AM   #9
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I use a protein powder (zero carb whey isolate) as part of my breakfast every weekday. It's the most convenient way for me to get protein on work day mornings. I haven't had any problems yet, but I know it's probably not the most nutritional option.
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:23 AM   #10
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I have used whey protein in the past, but no longer do. I think that for my supplement budget there are more important thing to get. Those being fish oil supplement and a probiotic. I found that protein powders did little for my performance or muscle developement. I believe it is better to get your protein through whole food sources. That said if you are very underweight it can help you gain weight through the easily digestible extra calories and protein. Here is a whey product that is on mercola. com I thought looked interesting. http://www.mercola.com/forms/whey_healthier.htm

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