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rudy1988 04-15-2011 02:33 PM

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.

Thanks!!

lastri 04-15-2011 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by rrbb25 (Post 43733)
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?
Thanks,
Mai

almeeker 04-15-2011 05:57 PM

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.

rrbb25 04-19-2011 02:26 AM


Originally Posted by lastri (Post 43782)
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!!!

lastri 04-19-2011 02:37 AM

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.
Mai

SultanaRana 06-06-2011 11:06 PM

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!!

01gt4.6 06-06-2011 11:37 PM

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.

SultanaRana 06-08-2011 02:37 PM

Very cool, I'd appreciate hearing how it works for you. Thanks!

taubele 06-08-2011 03:53 PM

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 :o

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.

rpmcduff 06-08-2011 06:25 PM

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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