I just started the Scrawny to Brawny workout (and diet) program. At 6’4", 215 lbs, I’m not exactly scrawny, but I’ve always been more of the tall lanky type than muscular.
The book recommends 1 protein shake before, during and after working out, with 0.8g carbs and 0.4g protein per kg of body mass in each shake. That comes to just under 80g carbs and 40g protein for me.
So I’m taking 3 scoops of Surge in 20oz water before, during and after my workout. The last shake also has 5g creatine. That’s 60oz water and 1200+ calories over a 2 hour period, but that’s what the book says…
I feel fine after the first two, but after my 3rd I feel like crap. Nauseous, bloated, not thinking clearly, and definitely not hungry for at least 4 hours after the shake.
I don’t like feeling nauseous, to say the least, but the not hungry bit is a real problem because according to the diet protocol I should be eating another ~600 calories about 2.5 hours after working out, and so far I haven’t been able to stomach that meal.
Is this an issue with lactose intolerance? I’ve read that whey hydrolysate does have some lactose in it.
Or am I just trying to cram too many calories down my throat at once?
Any feedback or advice would be appreciated.