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Old 04-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Barbara, or any others--I would love to have a recommendation for a good whey protein to use for baking. I do not plan to use it for drinks, etc. I just like to have a little something as a treat and find that making/baking something on my own let me have complete contol over the ingredients so I know what I'm eating and can account for it accordingly. I've been counting calories and exercising regularly (cardio and weights) and that is helping me with a slow, steady loss so plan to stick with this . . . but need something "good" every now and again.

So, any recommendations for a low/no sugar whey protein would be most appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Protein is the building block of all life.

Your body needs proteins to survive. The average adult needs around 45-65 grams of protein a day. Protein deficiency can lead to serious problems.

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Thanks for responding!

I looked back at my old food journal. I eat about at between 70-85g of protein. And I m 128 pounds.
I do some weight lifting for women such as circurt but not heavy about 5-8 pounds dumpbells. 2-3 times a week. So I think I just need a little more protein, maybe up to 100g/day? I have no idea.
Is anyone have any idea? how many g protein should I eat?
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I use a brand called Spirutein, which I buy at the Health Food Grocery. You can buy it in a can or in single serve pouches, so you can try different flavors for $2 without committing to a $40 can.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks for responding!

I looked back at my old food journal. I eat about at between 70-85g of protein. And I m 128 pounds.
I do some weight lifting for women such as circurt but not heavy about 5-8 pounds dumpbells. 2-3 times a week. So I think I just need a little more protein, maybe up to 100g/day? I have no idea.
Is anyone have any idea? how many g protein should I eat?
Thanks,
Mai
You are quite welcome! Check out this page: UMMS: Protein Calculator

If you are 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches and 128lbs and do some weight training a few times a week, at minimum you'd need....72g. i just put in 30 years old and 5'4" so you'd get an idea...if you go in and put in your correct stats you'll get a more exact minimal daily requirement!

but I'd assume for a moderately active, thin girl you'd need around 75g a day minimum and 90g a day maximum...too much and it will turn to fat and you will get kidney stones so don't overdo it!!!
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:37 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks rrbb25.
I put in the number and it's said my minimum would be 69g/daily.
I think I eat quite a lot of protein. Maybe it's enough. I don't need anymore.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Favorite Protein Powder?

Hello there! I'm new to Fitday, working on adjusting my macronutrient balance (which I just discovered by reading through the forums is akin to the Zone Diet? huh).

So like many others, I'm working on adding protein (and trimming carbs) from my diet, and I figure that for an occasional quick fix, protein powder could help.

So what are your favs? I love chocolate, but probably vanilla (or a non-chocolate, basically) would work in well with yogurt smoothies and other things.

I'm avoiding the soy protein powder, I've been told it tends to taste pretty strong.

Input would be very appreciated!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:37 PM   #37 (permalink)
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IMO for whey, Muscle Gauge Nutrition (MGN) Cake Batter & Ice Cream Sandwich is the best that I've had. Mixed so well and the taste is amazing, almost like a real treat! I just ordered a couple jugs of Optimum Nutrition (ON) b/c I had a gift card. I should have it tomorrow, it's Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream, I'll update then. If it mixes anything like ON's Casein I won't like it.
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Very cool, I'd appreciate hearing how it works for you. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I am using a Cookies 'N Cream flavored one - it's actually just CVS brand, as I am still experimenting with protein powder and I didn't want to spend too much money if I don't drink it often -- cheapskate to the core, I guess

I like the Cookies 'N Cream flavor and find I don't need to mix much with it to make it palatable. It's not too strong. I do prefer whey to soy protein powders.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:25 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I use the BodyFortress brand (whey protein) from Walmart. The vanilla is okay but the strawberry is better and I really don't care for the chocolate. It is relatively cheap, has a decent protein/carb/fat ratio (although there are brands that are better) and it is convienent to pickup when I'm at the store. Bodybuilding.com has nutrition information on their website for a bunch of brands they carry.
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