Muscle Milk Redux

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    Jan 15, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    I recently started taking this, it tastes great, and have noticed that I have been gaining weight. I went from about 176-188. I doubt that it's all muscle because I'm a little jiggly now. Has anyone else gained unnecessary weight while on it?

    I'm looking for a great post workout shake to drink on my way home.

    Would http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=OP-1055 be a better choice for NOT gaining fat but provide me with the necessary carbs/protein or would this be better http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/nb/isopure.html?
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    Jan 16, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    My gym gave out free sample bottles and I was a little grossed out by the taste and texture. Silly me, I didn't read the ingredients first. Not sure why a protein drink needs 2 different kinds of vegetable oils. Bleh.

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    Jan 20, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I was actually taking this:
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    More of everything, including fat.

    I'm thinking about trying this:
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    Although it comes packed with all those other supplements, i.e. creatine.
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    Jan 20, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    I need something asap. I'm running out of the fatty stuff.
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    I love Muscle Milk, pretty much drink it exclusively either the regular. Muscle Milk is yummy to me especially Cookies N Cream, Cake Batter, Brownie Batter and Chocolate Caramel. They do make a Muscle Milk Lite that is half the cals and fat but pretty expensive.

    For some people the extra fat is no big deal and can get away it. I dont know how much you are drinking of it and how much other stuff you are eating but Muscle Milk probably isnt solely responsible for you gaining 12 pounds.

    If you dont want to shell out extra for lite than go with Designer Protein, pretty much no fat but you will sacrifice some taste
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    I personally like AfterGlow for post-workout. It has everything you need for recovery and tastes awesome.
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    That fat content is awfully high in the muscle milk.

    I take EAS AdvantEdge carb control. 17g of soy and whey protein blend. No saturated or trans saturated fats with just 2 grams of net carbs. And it's just 110 calories per drink. Target sells a 4 pack for less than $5, but I usually buy a case at BJs. Sam's Club carries it as well.
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    Jan 20, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    The problem with Muscle Milk light is that they not only reduced the fat but also the protein and carbs. icon_eek.gif
    I've read that after you workout you need to take something that the body can break down and absorb quickly, which is why I was looking into Optimum Nutrition's After Max. Although I do not really want to take it because I do not want creatine in my system.
    So the alternative would be fast digesting Hydro Whey combined with GlycoMaize?
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    Even combined, the two still have fewer calories from fat (10.)

    I don't know.

    I also only eat thin-sliced chicken breast, beans, lentils, brown rice, low-sodium turkey burgers, lean ground turkey, and broccoli. Although recently I've packed in far too much dark chocolate. I was depressed because of my weight gain. icon_redface.gif