Protein powders seem to make me doughy. Any suggestions on best powder???

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    Aug 06, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    I have been trying many different protein powders and though some are better tasting than others, they all seem to make me look a little doughy. I don't go overboard and don't have any late in the day. Any suggestions? Anyone else experience similar results?
    Thanks!
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    The only one I use, with breakfast: Optimum Oats N Whey

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    Though once I run out of the latest batch, I'm eliminating protein powders from my diet completely and switching to Dymatize High Protein Oatmeal in the mornings.

    Back when I was big into protein powders, my favorite was Myofusion in terms of ease of drinking/digestion.
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    Most protien powders are "meal replacement" supplements and thus contain a lot of carbs. Maybe try replacing your supplement with one that advertises itself as "pure protien".

    They are more expensive usually, but lack the complex carb matrix of meal replacement sups. A lot of builders have a pure protien shake before bed.

    I'm sadly not sure what brands are available in the States, so can't really make a recommendation.
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    Doughy? I kinda expect that from weight gainers or ready to drink protein drinks. But protein only powders are generally good and do not contain too many fillers. Which product are you using?
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    u probably take too much of it. make sure you are taking the appropriate amount. most people take too much
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    Aug 07, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    I can give my input here. OP, for pure protein powders: few if any beat Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. It tastes awesome, and is a very high-quality source of whey protein, because it contains more isolates than concentrates.

    TroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:07 AM GMT
    It makes you feel a little douchy? Like, a douche bag???

    Anyway OP makes the best protein, and it comes in 56,879,456 flavors! (or something close like that).
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidIt makes you feel a little douchy? Like, a douche bag???

    Anyway OP makes the best protein, and it comes in 56,879,456 flavors! (or something close like that).


    U mean ON? Optimum Nutrition.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    Trocks797 said
    CHIdude saidIt makes you feel a little douchy? Like, a douche bag???

    Anyway OP makes the best protein, and it comes in 56,879,456 flavors! (or something close like that).


    U mean ON? Optimum Nutrition.


    Haha, I do! ON, not OP! OP (original poster) does not have a protein company, I think icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:11 AM GMT
    Trocks797 saidI can give my input here. OP, for pure protein powders: few if any beat Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. It tastes awesome, and is a very high-quality source of whey protein, because it contains more isolates than concentrates.

    TroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.
    i use muscle and milk and love it.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    Trocks797 saidI can give my input here. OP, for pure protein powders: few if any beat Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. It tastes awesome, and is a very high-quality source of whey protein, because it contains more isolates than concentrates.

    TroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.
    i use muscle and milk and love it.


    too much fat
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
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    tuffguyndc said
    Trocks797 saidI can give my input here. OP, for pure protein powders: few if any beat Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. It tastes awesome, and is a very high-quality source of whey protein, because it contains more isolates than concentrates.

    TroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.
    i use muscle and milk and love it.


    too much fat


    Thats what she said.
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    Trocks797 saidI can give my input here. OP, for pure protein powders: few if any beat Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. It tastes awesome, and is a very high-quality source of whey protein, because it contains more isolates than concentrates.

    TroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.
    i use muscle and milk and love it.


    besides the fat, MM is expensive! ON is ~$40 for !72! servings!
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    Aug 07, 2011 7:43 AM GMT
    Trocks797 saidTroyAthelete, you would be much better off buying the aforementioned protein powder and mixing or blending it with oats from your grocery store. I recommend steel cut oats. Not only is it cheaper, but you can mix based on what you want for adjustable nutrient intake.


    No thanks. Way too involved, and steel cuts oats tastes like chewing itty bitty pieces of cardboard.
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    Aug 12, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDoes dairy typically bloat you up and make you doughy looking?

    Maybe that might be it. If so, try egg white protein powder.


    Dairy does make me congested so maybe it is another dairy reaction instead of the protein. I'll def try the egg white protein.

    A huge thanks!
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    Aug 12, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDoughy? I kinda expect that from weight gainers or ready to drink protein drinks. But protein only powders are generally good and do not contain too many fillers. Which product are you using?





    My current one is Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. As mentioned earlier, maybe it's the milk that I mix it with. Back to mixing with water. Ugh! lol
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    Aug 12, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
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    You can always stock up on a nice, lean some of these...which have more protein than even the best protein shake.

    One reason I stopped taking protein shakes all together. I remain far more cut without them...

    I used to take them a lot until a guy told me, "you don't need all that". Unless you're playing in the NFL or sports and really busting your ass, else you just getting too much.

    Sure enough...I lost 10 pounds of 'dough'. But then I gained back 5 lbs later on. So 180, 170, 175...Sometimes if I've fell off the gym for awhile or been having periods where I haven't eaten properly then I'll get a protein shake for a month or so and then stop, just to speed up my weight.

    And especially since you're an older guy...your metabolism is slowing and you won't be able to process that as quickly as a younger guy would. You're just going to end up fat.