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whey protein powder


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Hello all, just wanted to know if whey protein powder does more harm than good? Does it make you retain fat? Iv taken it in the past but I honestly didn't see much difference in my appeal. Thanks for any feedback
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Food makes you retain fat. :P Just kidding. In all seriousness though, no food makes you "retain fat". You gain weight when you eat more than you burn.

I don't know about other people but I use whey protein because it has a lot of protein per calorie. It helps me recover more quickly after a workout and it's convenient.

Alright,thanks for the feedback
I use it too and alternate between using skim milk and water. It helps my recovery and supplementing my protein.
I've been using a meal replacer and a mass gainer for over a week now and I'm getting excellent results. I just make sure that I'm scaling back my calorie intake accordingly. For example: if I'm going to do an intense upper body workout at night, my dinner will be a few spoonfuls of hummus, some fruit, and a slice of bread because the shake I have afterwards will be 850 cal!

There is no harm, but there is little evidence of any benefit.

Original Post by tboonpickenz:

There is no harm, but there is little evidence of any benefit.

So eating more protein with controlled calories doesn't have benefits?

Hmmmm....

Original Post by michaelduff:

Original Post by tboonpickenz:

There is no harm, but there is little evidence of any benefit.

So eating more protein with controlled calories doesn't have benefits?

Hmmmm....

Oh man, if I had come across that image before I would use it at least once a day in these forums.

 

Agreed, btw.

Isopure is the best kind , most proteins are loaded with extra cals
Isopure is the best kind , most proteins are loaded with extra cals

Its good but not necessary if you can get protein out of whole foods.  It has a huge convenience factor since its quick and easy, so if it fits your lifestyle, enjoy!  Whey has better absorbtion and bioavailabilty than eggs.  The only pit fall would be excessive use over long period combined with a lack of fiber can contribute to intestinal problems and has been linked to celiac disease.  So its not a meal, its a supplement.

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