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Consuming a Lot of Whey


#1

i notice a lot of people consuming a lot of whey in "shakes" (probably containing some carbs, much less do i see people including fats) to get by in protein needs.

obviously the easy answer to "shakes or food" is whole foods, but is there much of a difference disregarding the fiber, vitamins and minerals if you take in a ton of whey over consuming a ton of foods mainly in regards to either gaining mass or getting stronger?

a ton of whey would be 100+ w/o much protein from whole foods for the average skinny guy just learning this stuff (common practice it seems).
for the bigger guys i'm not sure what their diets are like.


#2

Was this post a question or just a statement...


#3

question: but is there much of a difference disregarding the fiber, vitamins and minerals if you take in a ton of whey over consuming a ton of foods?


#4

but is there much of a difference disregarding the fiber, vitamins and minerals if you take in a ton of whey over consuming a ton of foods?


#5

Lol... this is like asking is there much of a difference disregarding the body, ass, and boobs between sleeping with an average girl or a supermodel? There isn't a whole lot else to compare when you subtract the main components.

In other words, the difference is in the "fiber, vitamins, and minerals."


#6

Yes, there is a big difference.

I drink 3-5 shakes a day, but I am also eating whole food, including fruits and vegetables.


#7

Taste?


#8

This thread makes me feel like I got KickedInMyFace


#9

i was hoping for someone who had results with primarily shakes or a mixture, or just noticed how he gained with regards to both.


#10

Most days I consume over 150 grams of protein from shakes.


#11

This^^


#12

and how is that working out for you guys, strength and mass wise? how much do you guys weigh also


#13

It's working out great. My lean body mass has gone up by over 15 lbs in the past month and I've gained nearly 1/2" in my upper arms.


#14

Eat a well-balanced diet and drink a shake after your workout.


#15

I was drinking like 5 Surge shakes a day two years ago, and developed a stomach disorder where my stomach is randomly very loud throughout the day; it slowly improved to the point that it was almost fine a year ago and I then began taking workout fuel after not having powders for a long time and the condition quickly worsened again. I don't know for sure that it was from the powders, but I suspect it may be.


#16

15lbs in a month? 0.0


#17

We don't just drink shakes... the point of shakes is to meet our protein needs. We add them in to our solid diet already.


#18

My protein intake is about half and half between powder and food. I take in about 250g of protein through powder, but I also eat a crapton of food. Take a multi-vitamin along with it all, and you'll do fine.


#19

shakes are liquid and have less of a chance to be digested before you piss. that's what i was told a while ago. whole food sits in your system and is broken down.

i only have a shake as my breakfast b/c i leave for work 35min after waking. on the weekends i have a big ass omelet and toast.


#20

This is illogical as liquids don't require mechanical digestion in the same way as solid foods.

If anything, the opposite would be more likely true, although I don't think it's anything to worry about either way.