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Question about protein shakes/raspberry keytones

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by iixi, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. iixi

    iixi Member

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    I am still new to this...

    I know enough that protein should be the center of your diet. Protein shakes I hear about a lot. I have tried things like the protein bars, muscle milk... but I am interested in the powder to make my own shakes. I hear a lot about whey protein, not sure of the differences. I am a 21/F trying to lose weight and tone up. Anyone have any recommendations as far as brands go?

    As for the keytones. I started taking them as I heard they do good to suppress appetite and yadda yadda. The first day I took them I felt like it really worked wonders. I wasn't interested in food at all... but ever since that one time they don't work for me anymore.

    I guess it's probably a placebo effect since they technically aren't proven to help with weight loss?
     
  2. digitalnebula

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    Protein powder is simply a tool to assist you in hitting your macro goals....not much more. (The exception to this is drinking whey protein after a workout due to its relatively fast absorption rate...but honestly, we are splitting hairs at that point).


    I rely on protein powder to help me hit my macronutrient targets....and that is about it. At the moment, I am trying to hit over 260g of protein on workout days. As an example, that would be almost 3 pounds of chicken breast.....no way I can get all that protein from solid food....I would be doing a lot of this -> :barf:


    Don't get too hung up on the bazillion different proteins....and the OMG you have to drink 100% elemental whey protein within 0.3 seconds of finishing your workout crap....

    Protein powder is simply a tool to help you hit your targets.
     
  3. iixi

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    So I shouldn't worry too much about it since my goal is to tone up?
     
  4. digitalnebula

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    Not sure you read my post. :blank:

    It has nothing to do with losing weight, toning up, bulking, whatever....
    Protein powder is just one of many things in your toolbox. If you can hit your macros without it....fine.
    If you need it to fill a gap, then use it.
     
  5. iixi

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    i'm confused I guess but I understand now

    at this point I don't even have much of a plan yet but I see what you're saying. Is there a particular brand or type I should avoid or go for?
     
  6. Spencer

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    Like digital said protein powder should be a "tool" it should not be your sole source of protein. Too much of anything is bad but if you use it correctly it could help a great deal.
     
  7. iixi

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    Got it. I have a couple proteins in playing around with. They help me meet my goal but i know i need to eat more protein dense foods too. :)
     
  8. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Seriously.....best protein.....period.

    I am ordering a mountain of it today while its 40% off.....:dance:
     

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