I recently had surgery on my left elbow to remove scare tissue in my left elbow from a old football injury, and had to where a hard cast for 6 months. I didn’t do the right thing and keep walking or minimal workout and gained about 10 pounds from 175 lb.
I was going to physical therapy after the cast was taken off then proceeded back to the gym to start getting back into shape. I never did take protein shakes, or supplements before but was trying to get back in shape faster and get the necessary protein to workout efficiently.
I started taking GNC Pro Performance Wheybolic Extreme 60 twice a day and was eating and drink right by always selecting the low fat items or no calorie drinks. But, found my self having extreme upset stomach and headaches.
After about 2 months I came to the conclusion I was allergic to artificial sweeteners. I went to the doctor two times and I stop taking the GNC protein shake, but was still having the upset stomach. Then I decided to go back to the diet that I had prior (not eating the so call health foods and zero calorie drinks) and my stomach returned to normal.
But, I still didn’t know the reason until one day I a zero drink (I think it was a Sobe, or flavored water) and sure enough less than an hour later my stomach hurt. Thats when I realized I was allergic to the artificial sweeteners.
My question is what good protein shakes are out there that doesn’t have artificial sweeteners. I was just at GNC and it seemed that everything had artificial sweeteners. Also does any one have any other ideas to a diet program because it will be difficult trying to get the necessary protein eating simple foods?