Low Calorie Protein shakes

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    Jan 16, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    So I was talking to a friend who mentioned he took a low calorie protein shake recently, now I'd always been turned off the idea of protein shakes due to the high calorie content in them but this has changed my mind a little. I'm wondering who on here uses low calorie shakes, which brand is best etc etc and I figured the best people to ask would be RJers icon_biggrin.gif
  • AvadaKedavra

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    i believe:

    1g protein = 4 calories
    1g carb = 4 calories
    1g fat = 9 calories

    Sooo... the low calorie stuff will taste gross since it will be mainly just protein. I take ON since its cheap and it is mainly protein which is what is important in a protein shake. It is not meant to be a meal replacement tho.
  • slimnmuscly

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    I drink one of the Labrada Carb Watchers Lean Body shakes (they also have a "new and improved" version with more carbs) later in the day when I want something low in carbs. I try to eat every three hours throughout the day, so this helps. I wouldn't use it as a pre-workout or recovery drink, though -- way too few carbs for that.

    It comes in single-serving envelopes, so it's easy to take with you and mix w/water anywhere. Each one has 240 calories, 40 grams of protein, 12 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat and just 1 gram of sugars. I'd say the chocolate is the least gross; the vanilla's bearable, and the strawberry's disgusting.
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    Jan 16, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    There are protein powders that use artificial sweeteners like Sucralose instead of using sugar. This can cut the number of calories in the shake.
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    Jan 16, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    MyProtein whey chocolate smooth. Cheap, 75 or 80% protein, and tasty. Ships from UK.

    Of course you won't put on much muscle if you don't eat enough calories and you won't shed any fat if you don't have a somewhat deficit of calories.