(Closed) any bees drink protein shakes???

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When it comes to protein and working out, its actually best to consume it within 20 minutes after the workout has ended.  This is called a window of opportunity for your body to gain protein and build that muscle.  My exercise physiology professor’s best recommendation was simple chocolate milk, to get the protein and sugars replenished.  Before a workout, carbs are best, but only really necessary if you didnt eat within the last 8 hours or so (so if you didn’t eat before bed and are doing a morning workout) or if you are doing a very long endurance workout, like training for a half marathon or something.

When it comes to protein, keep in mind you really don’t need THAT much.  Just 0.8g/kg of your body weight (so if you weigh 145 lbs for example, thats around 66 kg, so that is 53g of protein total for one day.)  If you are a body builder or an athlete, its more like 1.2g/kg/day, so like 80g.  I like to make those monster green smoothies with some peanut butter and greek yogurt (and of course spinach and kale and fruit), so not exactly a protein shake, but a smoothie with plenty of protein and other nutrients.

Sorry if that didn’t really talk about protein shakes exactly, but I always love to share my knowledge 🙂 (i have a BS in nutrition and fitness)

Post # 5
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsNerdy:  <— what she said 🙂

FWIW, I tried a few different kinds of protein powders in smoothies (I’m a distance runner with low albumin, so I was told to up my protein intake).  I used the vanilla whey protein from GNC and I tried one Fiance had and they both gave me gas & bloating!  So now when I want a smoothie, I use non fat greek yogurt and frozen fruit.  I still get protein from the yogurt & it tastes good because of the fruit. 

If you’re just trying to increase your lean protein intake, you can definitely do this with food.  I eat 2 hard boiled egg whites with my oatmeal every morning, snack on reduced fat string cheese mid-morning, try to have fish or chicken with my lunch, snack on veggies and hummus dip in the afternoon, and a fish/chicken/lean beef and veggie & whole grain or sweet potato dinner.  Plenty of protein and no bloating or gas from the powders 🙂

Post # 6
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love protein shakes. I usually just buy whichever sugar-free version is on sale but check the labels b/c some brands need 2 scoops instead of one so you end up needing more & therefore going through it alot faster. On mornings when I’m in a hurry or not in the mood to eat (I have a hard time eating first thing in the AM), I mix it with 1% milk & take my vitamin at the same time. 

Sometimes I throw in plain yogurt, fruit or PB & I’m sure it would be easy to add greens too (fresh or powdered).

It’s so fast & easy & it makes me feel great. I’ll sometimes take 1/2 a scoop with milk at night if I’m really hungry and it’s too late to eat.

Post # 9
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrs86:  If you really like the waffles, you can have those, but maybe take a hard boiled egg with you?  I used to make a peanut butter & jelly waffle sandwich when I was in a hurry.  I mean, you get whole grains, fruit, & protein all at once!

Post # 10
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m in love with the Nutri-Dyn Vegan Protein drink. Like MissNerdy mentioned I do one within 15-20 minutes after my workout to maximize the workout. Definately doing more protein to tone up for the wedding! So far it’s working great Laughing

https://nutri-dyn.com/customer/

 

 

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