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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,658
6/7/12 5:16 P

If you are eating about 60 grams of protein daily---there is no additional benefit ot a protein supplement for the average exerciser. Most people have a larger protein intake for lunch and dinner (20-30 grams) using meat, beans, soy product, etc. For breakfast and snacks, 5-10 grams is very appropriate. this would easily be obtained in 1 egg, cereal and milk, yogurt, peanut butter on bagel, etc.

Dietitian Becky

FITNAPTURAL SparkPoints: (53,092)
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6/7/12 1:26 P

I just use the one at Walmart. I think it's called Body Fortress. I've never had it plain but I add it to everything from smoothies to pancakes. It gives me more bang for my buck. I add half a scoop to my breakfast smoothies in the morning and they get me to lunch most days.

COPPJC SparkPoints: (7,334)
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6/7/12 9:17 A

Protein shake after a workout (vanilla) with ff milk gives you about 30 g of protein. They are really tasty!!!!! I will sometimes add 1/4 cup of oatmeal to it for extra carbs (either breakfast or after workout). I'm one who doesn't get enough protein (didn't realize that). I'm shooting for almost 100 g a day. Greek yogurt has lots of protein too.

I use complete nutrition whey protein - a little pricey but really good - and natural!

Edited by: COPPJC at: 6/7/2012 (09:19)
HKC_25 Posts: 157
6/7/12 7:07 A

My minimum is 60g. Mostly I'm looking for a breakfast option and something after my workout. When I wake up in the morning I crave carbs and I'm trying to lower my carbs a little. So anyway I figured a shake may be a good option for starting the day and maybe post workout.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,658
6/7/12 6:47 A

Are you having difficulty being in your SP protein range?
I imagine 60 grams daily is your minimum? How much are you getting on most days?

SP Dietitian Becky

JADOMB SparkPoints: (103,405)
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6/6/12 8:25 P

I have some light, muscle milk that actually taste quite good. I only use it on days that I find my protein is lacking.

AGOLDENHEART Posts: 115
6/6/12 7:39 P

Chocolate Whey is great too....tastes like chocolate milk. Yum.

CDH999 SparkPoints: (8,671)
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6/6/12 7:23 P

Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder-Vanilla! I haven't tried the other flavors yet but this flavor is amazing! My protein shakes taste like milkshakes and the powder smells like cake mix! Not like the usual yucky protein powder.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,206
6/6/12 6:38 P

Lean MR, chocolate or vanilla

HKC_25 Posts: 157
6/6/12 6:02 P

Looking for a powder to make shakes with....any recommendations...something that taste ok?

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