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Old 07-13-2008, 05:46 AM   #1
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Protein Powder

Ok, so I am looking to start the Zone and there is a lot of talk about adding protein powder to meals to fulfill the protein block requirement. There are so many protein powders out there to choose from (whey, soy, egg white, some with creatine added, some without, etc.). I’ve used protein powders before, but never while trying to stay in the zone. For those of you out there who are avid Zone enthusiasts, what do you use and recommend. I'm deployed overseas right now so anything recommended would have to be ordered online. Thank you in advance. :stir:
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #2
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Re: Protein Powder

Not sure what websites in the US, but I only order the bulk unflavoured stuff. cheaper by far with nothin added
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:10 AM   #3
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Re: Protein Powder

Just check how much sugar is in them. Some have way too much sugar (and thus carbs). I don't use protein powder except in smoothies, and for that I use the brand that Planet Smoothie sells (they sell few different ones, but theirs is the best I think due to the amount of protein and lack of sugar).
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Protein Powder

just use whey protien.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:32 PM   #5
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Re: Protein Powder

www.trueprotein.comYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

best taste ever,
you can make your own mix. you choose your sweetener, its High quality stuff too. have around 15 flavors to chose from too.

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #6
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Ironmind has a good protein powder as well.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:58 PM   #7
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Re: Protein Powder

I buy the Costco bulk protein powder. EAS premium protein, I believe.

While it's not the absolute best, it's cheap and there are no added carbs.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:03 PM   #8
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Re: Protein Powder

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www.trueprotein.com

best taste ever,
you can make your own mix. you choose your sweetener, its High quality stuff too. have around 15 flavors to chose from too.

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I was looking on the trueprotein website and there are so many different kinds of protein listed: egg white protein, milk protein, soy protein. whey protein, whey protein isolate, whey protein isolate cross filter, etc. etc. The nutrition labels don't really offer much of an explaination about what is different between each. Which is the "best" and the most zone friendly?:stir:
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:47 AM   #9
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Re: Protein Powder

I read A Week In The Zone recently and Soy Isolate is said to be absorbed the best by the body, but tastes the worst, so adding it to something that has lots of flavour like a strawberry smoothie would work great.

Soy - Can simulate estrogen (very little) but is said to have other health benefits. Also absorbed the "best" even better than animal.

Whey - Extra lactose in the body may not be great, but some whey comes with lactese to help with digestion of the lactose, or at least make it have less effect.

Any protein you eat may boast a high absorption rate, but there is no telling if it is actually used as protein or converted to carbohydrate.

I think I am going to go with soy because I plan to use very little powder to balance quick meals so I am not worried about the estrogen thing. Also the nutrition store guys push the whey powder way too hard so it seems to me that they are doing it for a big commission. The price is the same per gram of powder, Dr. Sears suggests soy, the package is less than half the size, there is no lactose and I am sure there are more reasons I am forgetting.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #10
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Check out Lyle's articles on protein at www.bodyrecomposition.com (wfs). He suggests a mixture of whey and casein. From his recommendations, I would suggest milk protein isolate.

http://www.trueprotein.com/Product_D...?cid=22&pid=70 (wfs)
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