Eating whey powder dry or with very little water?

  • christastic

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    Feb 14, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    I bought a tub of the flavorless 93% isonatural, and am finding that eating it by the spoonful isn't that different from eating dry cheese. No nasty concentrated taste that the other flavors might have.

    Reason I do that is because while I love drinking water, I hate it when there's something else in it, like drinking water from a glass you just had orange juice in.

    Any drawbacks besides a parched throat lol?
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    huh, why don't you put it in something else? I use almond milk.
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:18 AM GMT
    I use 2% milk.
    It says all fine with water/milk/juice.
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    I understand your concern.
    It doesn't taste good to drink.
    Just gulp quickly to finish it sooner.
  • christastic

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    Feb 14, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    but i actually enjoy eating it like dry cheese haha
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    I'm guessing that It could affect digestion since your body needs water to absorb the protein in the whey. I've always been told to increase my water intake when taking more than the RDA of protein for the kidneys sake as well. Better get a nutritionist up in here for a factual answer though. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 14, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    Sounds like the Realjock version of the cinnamon challenge
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    OK, well, I'm sure that I must have some habit that is almost that odd... not that I can think of any off hand.

    But as someone who mixes powders and measures digestion of things for a living, I can tell you that powders in general degrade much more quickly when they are well-mixed in water. If you just dump them in dry, they often form gummy little balls that stay dry on the inside and take many times longer to decay.

    Dunno. Maybe as long as it gets digested somewhere along the line, before it gets pooped out, it doesn't matter. But I bet that it does so more slowly.
  • christastic

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    Feb 28, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    i guess it's more dry whey for me then icon_biggrin.gif