Is Whey Protein Isolate Healthy For large Consumption of Caloric Intake?

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  1. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    I basically know I am not eating sufficient protein for lifting heavy 3-4 times a week. I don't seem to have the time, money, wherewithal etc. to cook 170-180g of animal protein each day. I would think in an ideal world that would be the case but it isn't a reality for me now to only or even mostly eat pastured chicken, grass fed beef, cage free eggs etc.

    So that begs the question. Is there anything truly negative with regards to nutrition and health with consuming around 100g of whey isolate powder a day? Has there been any good studies on the short term or longer term affects of it on digestion problems or other health concerns? Thanks for the input.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    A blend of whey and casein would be both more beneficial, and easier on your digestive system. Not that there's any big studies done on the topic that would be relevant to day-to-day use, I'd be careful of how much protein powder you intake all at once in drink form. That can get a little sketchy. Don't forget you can also add that powder to things you can cook or make, to fortify them with protein.
     
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    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    Thanks for the advice. I never thought to add it to things i cook. I've taken protein powder 1-2 times daily for months at a time before and didn't seem to have any real issues. I was just wondering about upping it to possibly 3 times a day. I'm just getting hungry since and go for crappy carbs like rice chips and hummus when in reality i could use more protein besides the fact that whenever i i eat pretty much any carb in a moderate to large amount that isn't vegetables or fruit i bloat like a stuffed pig...can't be a good thing and im likely gluten/grain sensitive with leaky gut i suspect.

    I was also wondering about any research/studies. But at this point i think its what is needed. Most days im lucky to get 75-100g of protein a day which i know can't be ideal for someone that lifts and is fairly active. I'm just kind of confused if I'm eating cleaner should or can protein powder be considered healthy or at least not harmful?
     
  4. CeleresVerraden

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    i consumed about 50-60 on a daily basis for a while. never hurt me any. there were days where i did 100 and i felt fine, but i never did it on a regular basis. if your problem is cooking and you're worried about powder hurting you, look into canned meat. it's a tad more expensive but it's portable and needs no cooking
     
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    Grape-nuts with a big scoop of whey in the morning will make you feel pretty strong later. And I have not heard about the sketchiness of whey, have they found some bad ingredients in there?
     
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    I consume 4-6 scoops of whey isolate every day (80-120 g). I have been doing this for probably 20 years. I have not had or heard of any bad effects. I try to buy kinds that have no aspartame (it will say on the label) and drink plenty of water.
     
  7. LoveandFight

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    I recommend you get most of your daily Protein from food, because it will fill you up more and be more satisfying than a 6pack of Protein shakes. Here's some suggestions:


    1. I eat Tyson Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast almost everyday! They are precooked and frozen so it takes less than 2mins to zap it in the microwave. They also have grilled Chicken strips thst you can make fajitas with.

    2. Tuna, low fat mayo, salsa, spices, avocado, and 2 slices of Wheat Bread. Takes less than 5 mins.

    3. Buy cuts of deli meat from your superkmarket's deli and make sandwiches.

    4. 2 Whole Eggs + 2 egg whites + Turkey Bacon. Yumm....takes 10-15mins


    There's nothing wrong with getting some Protein from powder either...I do...more tips:

    1. Protein Shake recipe using a blender: cow/almond milk and/or waterScoop of whey, tablespoon peanut butter, 1/4 PASTEURIZED egg whites (make sure it says pasteurized on the box, don't use raw eggs), some strawberries or a Banana, and a couple ice cubes.

    2. Proats = Protein Oats: 1/2 Quick Oats (oatmeal), 1 scoop of whey, some strawberries, a scoop of peanut butter, and cinnamon.

    3. Like Sinister said, you can switch from straight Whey to a Protein blend. Trutein is a Whey/Casein/Egg Protein blend http://www.truscience.com/trutein.html
     
  8. usheer

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    Diet is the main concern regarding your problem.you should rely on healthy eating.If your problem is cooking and you're worried about powder hurting you, look into canned meat.Des Moines Boxing
     
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  9. CeleresVerraden

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    what is this shit?
     
  10. SmashPassSubmit

    SmashPassSubmit White Belt

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    I'm hopping they mean things like tuna or canned chunked chicken.

    Or they mean Spam and they're trying to kill OP.
     
  11. Inspector Rex

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    depends on your definition of large i would assume.
     
  12. CeleresVerraden

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    no, i mean this thing quoted me word for word.
     
  13. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    Like i said about 100g a day everyday for months.
     

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