How many protein shakes do you have in a day?

  • manpit209

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    May 13, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    I have about 3 protein shakes a day. One in the morning, one after a workout and one before bed. If I don't do weights, I only have 2 shakes a day. I'm curious to know about how many you guys consume. Also, do you have a shake after you do some cardio? I usually don't have a protein shake after cardio. Is it essential? Thanks for any feedback!
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    May 13, 2010 7:02 AM GMT
    manpit209 saidIs it essential?
    No.

    I usually have one. Sometimes none. Food tastes good. I'd rather eat my protein.
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    May 13, 2010 11:29 AM GMT
    I only drink protein shakes on gym days: one about an hour before my workout, and another one right after.
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    May 13, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    I have about 4 or 5

    Early morning

    Midday

    Before- after gym

    Bed time ( sometimes )
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    May 13, 2010 11:36 AM GMT
    I probably have 5-7 a day. I've switched over to them after giving overpriced chicken breast up, probably over a year ago now. The egg-white protein powder I buy is cheaper per protein gram and per calorie than the meats I was willing to eat. Hopefully it won't turn out that all these processed protein powders have some hidden carcinogens or something.
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    May 13, 2010 11:40 AM GMT
    Satyricon331 saidI probably have 5-7 a day. I've switched over to them after giving overpriced chicken breast up, probably over a year ago now. The egg-white protein powder I buy is cheaper per protein gram and per calorie than the meats I was willing to eat. Hopefully it won't turn out that all these processed protein powders have some hidden carcinogens or something.

    Oh my god...how much do you fart? Seriously!
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    May 13, 2010 12:13 PM GMT
    Not often, it's not whey or casein.
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    May 13, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    Depending on what I eat during the day, I only use shakes to supplement what I eat. So sometimes I'll have none, but one is more normal and, rarely, two. Never with milk either although it tastes better it's not great on my stomach.

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 13, 2010 12:16 PM GMT
    Probably only about 1 a day. Depends on whats up and whether I'm thinking about drinking them.
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    May 13, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    i try to limit my intake in the "unnatural" form of protein shakes and/or protein bars to no more than 45g per day. i'd much rather get protein from lean meats or fish, greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

    seems like i'd be taking in too many calories with no fiber to actually make me feel full.

    i do get gladiator shakes from smoothie king when i get a chance. 20oz has 52g of protein.
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    May 13, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    rangard saidi try to limit my intake in the "unnatural" form of protein shakes and/or protein bars to no more than 45g per day. i'd much rather get protein from lean meats or fish, greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

    seems like i'd be taking in too many calories with no fiber to actually make me feel full.

    i do get gladiator shakes from smoothie king when i get a chance. 20oz has 52g of protein.


    God I detest that word..... define unnatural. Seriously especially when it comes out of the mouths of GAY men.

    You know cheese is made of curds and whey... if you curdle it with cows stomach acid, compact, extract the water content, mature it and compact it into a block of cheese it's 'natural'

    But if you take the whey and dehydrate it/remove the carb content.... it's an unnatural affront to god or something

    Heard a quote recently... herbal remedies and medicines that are 'natural' and supposedly better for you than pharmaceuticals & conventional medicine.... Well all things were herbal/alternitive medicine.... and then we tried them and the stuff that worked became real medicine

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    May 13, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said

    God I detest that word..... define unnatural.



    you might have noticed i put the word in quote marks...because yes, while i think the protein in powders, drinks, and bars are okay for you, i just happen think their delivery is less than ideal.

    i am a firm believer in erring on the side of eating foods that haven't been overly processed...that is, foods that look closest to what they looked like in their un-processed (dare i say it..."natural") state.

    and yes, cottage cheese and boxed serials are "processed" to some degree...but they aren't stuffed inside a 3"x5" rectangle or condensed into a powder. to me, i would rather eat fish, chicken, turkey, and other lean meats, and veggies, and eggs and dairy rather than eating their equivalents processed to look nothing like they used to look.

    you seem a little defensive about this. really, you can eat protein shakes all you like. i choose to limit my intake of them for the reasons i mentioned.

    just because i'm gay and should bristle every time someone uses the argument from Nature against being gay, doesn't mean i should eat sugar frosted flakes or twinkies just because they are "natural" in the sense that they exist in the time/space continuum. that logic seems flawed to me...but it could be just me...
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    May 13, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    2-3 myself
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    May 13, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    1 or 2 a day. Plus a protein bar as a snack. I eat healthy foods most of the time, but can't get enough protein without the shakes. I alternate fruit smoothies with protein powder with just protein shakes to have different tastes and flavors.
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    May 13, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    Hey guys, you may not be aware with the health risk of having too much protein. We advise patients in the hospital I study at and in the navy dont to have more than one shake a day (although I'm sure the intelligent guys on here can look up the studies themselves) to reduce the risk of things like kidney damage. It is pretty serious.

    Sorry couldnt help myself. Wanna make sure my RJ boys are doing things healthily tho
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    May 13, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    tokidokiau saidHey guys, you may not be aware with the health risk of having too much protein. We advise patients in the hospital I study at and in the navy dont to have more than one shake a day (although I'm sure the intelligent guys on here can look up the studies themselves) to reduce the risk of things like kidney damage. It is pretty serious.


    If you drink water like you should, and you're not completely overdoing the protein intake you should be fine on kidney damage. Depending on baseline and what not.

    I usually have 1 scoop whey protein in my cereal (it's like chocolate milk for my cereal instead of regular) and then two scoops after working out. I gained 30 lbs this year so i consider it a success.
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    May 13, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Only during or just after a workout. The kidney damage thing I'd rather avoid.

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    May 13, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    tokidokiau saidHey guys, you may not be aware with the health risk of having too much protein. We advise patients in the hospital I study at and in the navy dont to have more than one shake a day (although I'm sure the intelligent guys on here can look up the studies themselves) to reduce the risk of things like kidney damage. It is pretty serious.

    Sorry couldnt help myself. Wanna make sure my RJ boys are doing things healthily tho


    not to mention the amount of sugar alcohols found in many of the protein products. those can't be good for you...
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    May 13, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    i have a "shake" about once a day. but i put two scoops in it, and drink it after a workout. i also have a scoop w/ my oatmeal in the morning and one before bed.
  • manpit209

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    May 14, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    I noticed that some of you guys have a shake before and after a workout. I wanted to find out the benefit of this. I know after a workout is essential in helping to rebuild the muscles that have been broken down but I'm not sure what having it before helps with.

    I also drink a lot of water throughout the day. I have a Brita pitcher of water at my desk at work and drink 2, some times 3, full pitchers of water a day.
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    May 14, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    manpit209 saidI noticed that some of you guys have a shake before and after a workout. I wanted to find out the benefit of this. I know after a workout is essential in helping to rebuild the muscles that have been broken down but I'm not sure what having it before helps with.

    I also drink a lot of water throughout the day. I have a Brita pitcher of water at my desk at work and drink 2, some times 3, full pitchers of water a day.
    the reason for having a shake before your workout is to give you energy to workout longer and harder at least for the protien powder i use. i think food is better. i think protein shakes should only be use when you can't get enough food in your system. if you are not a body builder than there is no reason for you to drink 4 to 5 shakes a day. at best you only have about 2 shakes a day. food is so much better for you and you can get everything in food you can from the supplements you are taking.
  • DrewT

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    May 14, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    manpit209 saidIs it essential?
    No.

    I usually have one. Sometimes none. Food tastes good. I'd rather eat my protein.


    I'll go with this too. I have one if I work out, and if I don't, I don't have a shake. I'm not fond of how processed it is, but it's hard to get tons of protein cheaply and easily in any other form.
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    May 14, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    1 or 2...Normally one after lunch and one after the gym.
  • jrs1

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    May 14, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    zero.
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    May 14, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    jrs1 saidzero.