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What Is an MRP?

I have searched this site and heard people discussing them, but what are they?

Some sort of protein supp?

It’s a Meal Replacement Powder.
Metabolic Drive Complete, Met-Rx, Syntha-6, and Muscle Milk sort of fall into the category of Meal Replacement Powder. Powders like these typically have lots of protein, carbs, and fats.

Protein powders like ON Whey and Grow! Whey are typically lower in calories and have a dash of carbs and fats in comparison to the amount of protein they have per serving.

Meal Replacement Powders are not weight gaining shakes. They are a good way to get in extra meals. Let’s say you want to have 5 meals in your diet plan but you only sit down to eat Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. A MRP Shake and an Apple is a good way to get in that extra meal you need.

Meal Replacement Powders are better than weight gaining shakes. Protein Shakes typically have 100-140 Calories. MRPs have about 200-400 Calories. Weight Gaining Shakes can have over 900 calories and most of these extra calories are sugar, saturated fat, and other junk.

meal replacement powder. the one sold by Biotest is Metabolic Drive Complete. It’s basically protein powder with some carbs and fat added in. Most MRPs are trash, but Metabolic Drive Complete is actually really good.

So I should get Metabolic Drive and a Protein powder?

I am using Optimum Nutrition’s Serious Mass right now.

It is technically a weight gainer, but you can use it as a MRP if you want.

Per serving its 50g Protien, 250g CHO, and about 5g fat. Unlike most gainers though, there is only 20g of sugar, and none of it is “added.”

I mix half a serving of Serious Mass with 24 oz of whole milk and a banana, for about 1200 kcals (600 from the gainer, 100 from the banana and ~450 from the milk).

[quote]DoubleSidedTape wrote:
Per serving its 50g Protien, 250g CHO, and about 5g fat. Unlike most gainers though, there is only 20g of sugar, and none of it is “added.”[/quote]

I hate to break this to you, but all of the sugar in an MRP is “added.”

Besides, the other carbs are likely all from maltodextrin, which isn’t something you want to go overboard with unless it’s right after training.