A few questions: I’m lactose intolerant and my stomach gets awful cramping if I have any WHEY protein drinks. I can handle other dairy products okay, though (milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.) In scrawny to brawny Berardi recommends WHEY protein in the workout phase because it’s very fast digesting. What would you recommend in my case as a replacement? (Even if I use Lactaid tablets, my stomach gets awful cramps from WHEY drinks.) One person I spoke to recommended rice protein drinks. What are your thoughts about them?
Also, I have a very sensitive stomach and I’ve read that putting protein in your workout drink for the pre- and during workout phases can cause gastro-intestinal distress. Is this the case or not? I know Berardi recommends protein before and during (not just post) workouts.
I don’t know if you need any info. about me to answer these questions, but I’ll provide it anyway. My workouts and eating follow the S2B book’s advice. I’m a newbie and an ectomorph who’s trying to put on as much lean mass as possible. I’m 5’5", 125, with 6.0% BF.
Thanks for your help!