I’m 16 years old and i lift weights for about 7 months… So i thought if i take shakes it will make it easier and i will get bigger and stronger.[/quote]
So how have you been eating these past seven months? How much weight have you gained? How has your strength increased on exercises like the squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press, and row?
[quote]But my parents say that i can’t take them untill i’m done growing and my doctor said the same thing.
But is it really that bad for a 16 year old teen, im mean come on it’s only protein right?[/quote]
You might only be talking about protein now, but they could be expecting you to soon ask about taking other unnecessary supplements, maybe a fat burner next summer, or the latest Acme Brand arginine supplement to get better pumps in the gym.
Whey, as we all know, is the gateway shake.
(That’s just a joke, y’all.)
Have your folks or the doctor suggested that you stop lifting weights for any reason? There’s a good chance that they’re, um, I won’t say “stupid” like others have, I’ll just say poorly misinformed.
If you eat breakfast, plus at least two other meals every single day, I don’t see why you couldn’t have a protein shake. However, like others have said, if you’re shooting for 165 grams of protein, that really isn’t much to get from food. One can of tuna fish has about 30 grams. A foot-long roast beef sub has about 50 grams. Like Sentoguy said, if you start cooking for yourself, it’ll be easier.