Whey Protein is NASTY!!!!

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    Jul 09, 2007 8:49 PM GMT
    BLECH! I just tried some (my dad bought some for me, when I asked him) and OMG this stuff is DISGUSTING. I put one scoop into 8 oz of water, and now I'm repeatedly swishing and drinking from a bottle of regular water.

    Is that okay, or do I need to not... dilute... it?


    What I'm doing is having a whey drink before I do strength exercises, and then I'm going to have something like half a scoop in some water when I finish, before I hit the showers. Someone suggested I do that.
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    Jul 09, 2007 9:40 PM GMT
    What exactly do you have? Is it just pure whey protein powder? Or some flavored whey protein mix?

    I buy pure whey protein concentrate in bulk, and it has a very mild taste on its own. I add maple syrup for sweetness and flavorings like cocoa powder and instant coffee, powdered freeze-dried berries, or fruit juice concentrate (cherry, pomegranate, etc.)

    There is also hydrolyzed whey protein, which is enzymatically partially digested, and it has a very bitter taste. Typically, hydrolyzed whey protein is used only as a small percentage of a mix in order to keep the bitterness to an acceptably low level.
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    Jul 09, 2007 10:00 PM GMT
    It's not pure... it's vanilla flavored.


    What-EVER. SERIOUSLY. That is the nastiest vanilla I've ever tasted :P.
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    Jul 09, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    Mix is with banana. Put them in the blender, taste so much better ..like banana shake.
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    Jul 09, 2007 11:16 PM GMT
    Yeah, I figured the problem was the flavoring and not the whey. Consider having your dad get you some pure whey protein from one of the online vendors. I get mine from http://www.trueprotein.com/, and they stock all different types of protein.
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    Jul 10, 2007 1:53 AM GMT
    Try "Nectar"

    http://www.dpsnutrition.net
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 10, 2007 3:12 AM GMT
    Hi, CC:

    Hahaha...well, that was my first reaction when I tried a Powerbar but that's another story ;D.

    There's got to be like 50,000 brands, flavors and types of protein supplements: chocolate, van, strawberry, cream, rocky road from whey, soy or egg sources, and on and on. Just ask around and find one you like ;)

    Instead of water, try soy milk, skim milk or something else too!

    Good luck ^^,
    --Joe

  • imaxim

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    Jul 10, 2007 4:00 AM GMT
    As Colbert mentioned, there's so many different tastes to all the whey protein mixes out there, it's really not possible to generalize. One thing you should be aware of anytime you're shopping for a protein shake: a LOT of them taste awful when mixed with water, but far better with milk. Taking them with milk isn't necessarily bad as long as you're not intolerant or heavily restricted on carbs and calories.

    As specific brands go, most people seem to like Muscle Milk from a taste perspective. They have a ton of appealing flavors, many of which have a passable taste when mixed with water (but pretty much always better with milk). However, a lot of guys find that it has too many calories, so they have to take something leaner instead.

    But as for the powder your dad bought, try mixing with milk and see if that's any better.
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    Jul 10, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    Wasn't the original protein supplement composed of ground up earthworms? :-p LOL

    A former kinesiology professor told me that.

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    Jul 10, 2007 2:15 PM GMT
    As imax stated... DON'T drink it with water, that's nasty. Drink it with milk.

    I use a stuff called Optimum Whey. It's pretty good... tastes like ice cream. Well, sort of.
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    Jul 10, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
    I have a hard time drinking protein powders. A friend of mine sells Beverly International products and I tried thier proteins. They mix well and taste the best I have had. They are more expensive, but well worth the price. It is the only protein I take.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jul 11, 2007 9:16 AM GMT
    Ive found only the vanilla ones to be palatable - the strawberry and chocolate ones just taste chemically...and they quality of taste varies from brand to brand a lot. Maximuscle ones taste nasty and have a thin grainy consistency but others are a lot thicker and taste a hellova lot nicer.
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    Jul 11, 2007 3:15 PM GMT
    i only use water in a crunch--2% milk is a lot better! i once used soy milk but read that whey absorbs better with cow milk. as for the product, i've been using 'biochem' hemp & whey and greens & whey, both vanilla-flavored. it's not that bad at all and after several weeks of daily consumption i'm still not tired of it. good luck!
  • MYKENVA

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    Jul 18, 2007 7:36 PM GMT
    use milk...but get either chocolate or strawberry flavr
  • MYKENVA

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    Jul 18, 2007 7:39 PM GMT
    i use whey protein GOLD Standard. I get a good price by buying on ebay.
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    Jul 18, 2007 8:35 PM GMT
    At 6' 154lbs....YOU NEED TO EAT! Don't depend on protein supplements to get your daily intake. They are SUPPLEMENTS (to add to, bring up to a certain level) they don't replace REAL food. You should be able to get all of the protein you need if you eat 4 to 6 small meals everyday. You may want to keep a protein powder on hand in case you hit a day when you have to skip a meal for whatever reason or you need something quick or portable.

    Eat lots of chicken, fish, lean cuts of beef occasionally, beans and low fat dairy products (if you aren't lactose intolerant). These are all good sources of lean proteins and different types of proteins so you get complete protein (a full compliment of amino acids). Since I assume you are a hard gainer and want to put on size, shoot for 1.2grams of protein per kg of bodyweight per day. Stick with that for a while and balance that with healthy carbs and fats to round out your nutritional needs. If you find you still aren't gaining size after about 6 or 8 weeks, up the protein to 1.5grams. Somewhere in the range of 1 to 1.7 grams per day (per kg of body weight) should do the trick.

    You strike me as the type who can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce (ooooh, we hate you types!!!!). If that's the case, if you try to eat clean (meaning no pizza, ice cream, cookies, etc.) and often, you are probably going to see every ounce of muscle you put on as soon as you put it on. Oh, and you should probably keep the cardio to a minimum if your metabolism is high. No more than 3 days a week for 20-30 minutes at moderate intensity or 20 minutes 3 times per week at 90% of your maximum heart rate, just for cardiovascular health but even that I would cut back on for a period of time if you still find yourself not gaining muscle mass. Enough for you?
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    Jul 18, 2007 9:20 PM GMT
    Yes, it's true, I can eat whatever I want without putting on a pound (yay!). ;)


    I actually sort of put it to the (unintentional) test two weekends ago... Friday I went out with some friends and had lasagnia, then ice cream, then went to a movie, and ate more ice cream. Saturday we had a ton of cornbeef hash, and watched more movies. Sunday we had italian, then pizza, then ice cream, chips, and popcorn, annnnnd...

    The next two days I weighed a little extra (I checked, just for kicks and giggles, although I don't remember the exact number), but this week, I weigh back at about 155 lb.




    But now I'm going to actually be trying to eat healthy, I'll cut down on the cardio, and I'm (FINALLY) almost completing the workout in the first week of the 13 week program.

    YAY!

    Thanks for all of the advice for the whey, guys, and especially Shortnsexystud ;). I'm going to try following your advice on the diet there and see where it takes me.
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    Jul 18, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    i agree with everyone's responses so far!

    Optimum Nutrition Chocolate is what i drink, and i mix it with soy milk. without the soy milk, it tastes like cardboard.

    it's a good complement to a good balanced meal.

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    Jul 27, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    I'm new around here. I like the Biochem Vanilla. Get it at Whole Foods I like to mix a scoop in an 8 oz. shake bottle with a container of low fat vanilla yogurt, a teaspoon of L-glutamine powder, a little skim milk, and top it off with some OJ. Tastes great! Like a creamsicle.
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    Aug 07, 2007 4:55 AM GMT
    I know I am kind of late with this reply, but try ISOPURE PROTEIN. It taste fine with water, good with milk, and is easy to mix. It is a little more expensive than most brands, but it is a good quality protein and actually has more protein per serving than most brands (50g per serving... 2 scoops).
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    Aug 07, 2007 5:15 AM GMT
    I completely concur with ShortNSexy... Scott knows his stuff. In short, EAT!
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    Aug 07, 2007 5:19 AM GMT
    Isopure is good stuff, considering we are talking about protein supplements. I just bought a ginormous tub of the Dutch chocolate.

    What is Dutch chocolate anyways? How does it differ from regular chocolate? It goes great with peanut butter, bananas, espresso (great energy boost there), strawberries... still trying to think of other things to blend in to vary it up a bit. Maybe lima beans. Hmm.
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    Aug 07, 2007 5:37 PM GMT
    Yum - Dutch Chocolate and Lima Bean protein shakes... can't wait to try that....
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    Aug 08, 2007 3:59 AM GMT
    LOL
  • Wellinator

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    Oct 10, 2007 5:08 PM GMT
    ShortNSexy has it right!! As I say "Your Food is your Medicine and Your Medicine is your food." The only reason you should have to supplement is because of time.

    Dr. Jim