Bulking up w/ protien

  • rytheguy

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    Apr 13, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    This is my first post here!
    I've been lifting for a bout 2 years now, after the first year i really plateaued, but I have come a long way! Started at bout 130lb, and have topped off now at about 155. I'd really like to add another 20lbs or so (I know, it's ambitious, but I aim high).

    I try to eat as much as I can, but I'm a starving college student, it's a bit tough. I work in food service so I eat as much as I possibly can at work. It's not all the healthiest but I have a naturally high metabolism, so that helps.

    Here's my issue, most of the protien powders or shakes I can find contain dairy product andI have mild lactose intollerance. Every time I try to get on it, I end up finding myself getting sick before the week's out.
    Does anyone know of a good protien supplament without dairy?

    Thanks!
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    Apr 13, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    The powder itself contains dairy? I'm lactose intolerant also, but I just use Lactaid when making my shakes, and it doesn't bother me.
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    Apr 14, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Soy protein instead of whey protein can be used by vegetarians and lactose intolerant individuals. Here is a link that mentions several brands.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/soy.html
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    Apr 14, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    You might want to try whey protein isolate, just straight WPI, from my research many lactose intolerant guys find wpi doesn't affect them at all, I can't recommend a brand I use musashi I don't think you guys have that in the US.. its also rapidly absorbed by the body and so on and so forth..
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    Apr 15, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    excellent first post as this situation seems to happen to many of us. congrats on the progress. it's a lot of work.
    muscle and fitness magazine suggests 1 to 2 grams of protein per pound. you may have to lean toward the two grams.
    M&F also suggests red meat is best. I like the magazine for what it is.
    Good luck.

  • rytheguy

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    Apr 15, 2009 8:25 AM GMT
    Thanks guys!
  • nhnelson

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    Apr 15, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    Casein protein is also an option, though slightly more expensive. It's not as quickly absorbed by the body, so if you mixed it with an equal or smaller amount of whey protein isolate (which, if you're only mildly lactose intolerant, should be fine- but it'll probably make you fart like none other), it'll likely be easier on your stomach, and your results will likely be better than if you used WPI alone. Try optimum nutrition whey and casein proteins. They're great.