1. We now have a new forum called Fantasy Matchup Discussion. Access it here

protien mix and milk?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by xDivineSouLx, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. xDivineSouLx

    xDivineSouLx Guest

    so i have been using lowfat milk with my protien.. am i basically wasting protien?everyone always says to only use skim milk or water. How much protein am i losing using lowfat milk?
     
  2. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,998
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    DC
    How are you "losing" protein?
     
  3. GreenRecon

    GreenRecon Swift, Silent, Deadly

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    On patrol in the red zone.
    That makes no sense.
     
  4. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Low fat milk has the same amount of protein as full cream milk, so you would'nt be losing any.
     
  5. Grady

    Grady Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you mix your protein whey with milk, you are just adding additional protein, carbs, and (depending on the type of milk), fat to it. Obviously you increase the caloric value too.

    A percentage of protein added is casein, which is slower digesting than the whey.

    Obviously, it also makes for a richer beverage (which tends to taste better and be more satisfying).
     
  6. xDivineSouLx

    xDivineSouLx Guest

    i was told that it breaks down the protien making it useless, i always argue that it is not true.. a few people have told me this, but of course they are not experts or anything
     
  7. Bizz

    Bizz cbjerrisgaard

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver BC

    I fail to see how they would have any logic to back that up. Plus wouldnt companies warn us of that so we use only water. Its not like they would promote mixing it with milk and then have those who do not gain any benifits from their protien in fear we could switch brands.

    my two pennies
     
  8. #1can

    #1can Blue Belt

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Canada
    I think you misunderstood. AFAIK, the reasoning is that your body is much more willing to absorb fats than protein, so when protein is mixed with milk, the milk fat is digested first and (some of) the protein may go to waste. Skim milk, since it has very little to no fat, minimizes this problem. I am not sure how much truth there is to this though.
     
  9. Pseudo-Figure

    Pseudo-Figure White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I'd never mix protein with milk. Stick with water, and either Oats or dextrose depending on if you're lifting or doing cardio.
     
  10. Hockeyfight

    Hockeyfight Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Milk has protien though I mix my protien with low fat milk. I figure I'm getting more not less.
     
  11. Pseudo-Figure

    Pseudo-Figure White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    On a bulk It isn't really that big of a deal. Still I wouldn't add milk post workout.
     
  12. villin

    villin The Bad

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,134
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Can-a-duh!
    That's not true at all. The higher the %butterfat of the milk, the higher the protein content.
     
  13. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,319
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Your not losing protein your adding calories.
     
  14. GenevaGrappler

    GenevaGrappler Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    I started taking protein recently. However, i have a question about this. I train 4 times a week and only take it after training (late evening) although it says to take it twice a day. Any comments regarding this?
     
  15. Grady

    Grady Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aside from post w/o, you should take protein if you didn't eat enough of that nutrient in your regular diet throughout the day. Its just another source of protein, man.
     
  16. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia

    Perhaps the milk is different where you live. I checked the nutritional information on the labels of several different brands of milk and they were all between 4 & 5 percent protein. The highest in protein was actually the no fat variety.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.