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Multiple Protein Shakes?
Multiple Protein Shakes?
1/17/13 5:30 PM
I'm only 4 days into P90X and I'm finding it difficult to dial in the nutrition. I'm having a little difficulty trying to hit my targets; specifically calories and protein. Over the past few days I've been coming in a tad low. I'm not super low or anything like that, but low enough to know I need to adjust somehow. I'm currently using Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein powder to make a shake at lunch time (2 scoops with 8 oz. water). I also use 1 scoop of that with 8 oz. of chocolate almond milk that I'm using for a "recovery drink" after workouts. My question is could I maybe sneak in another shake with dinner or something to help me get a little closer to hitting my targets or would that be too much of the stuff? Does it really matter? I mean, could I like have a scoop of that type of stuff with every meal if I wanted to or should you limit it?
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RE: Multiple Protein Shakes?
1/17/13 6:05 PM as a reply to TXIce1971.
Whey protein is a great way to help get you to your macro levels along with your calorie levels. Its totally ok to have another protein shake later if you would like. I used to do that all time when i didnt have alot of food in the house. It is better though to get most of your nutrients through real foods. A handful of almonds here and there will help get yoru calorie levels up. Try to shoot for more protein in every meal! Add almond butter to one of your shakes to get your calories up! Alot of different ways to get your levels up! Hope that helps! emoticon

Corrie
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RE: Multiple Protein Shakes?
1/18/13 6:00 AM as a reply to TXIce1971.
TXIce1971:
I'm only 4 days into P90X and I'm finding it difficult to dial in the nutrition. I'm having a little difficulty trying to hit my targets; specifically calories and protein. Over the past few days I've been coming in a tad low. I'm not super low or anything like that, but low enough to know I need to adjust somehow. I'm currently using Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein powder to make a shake at lunch time (2 scoops with 8 oz. water). I also use 1 scoop of that with 8 oz. of chocolate almond milk that I'm using for a "recovery drink" after workouts. My question is could I maybe sneak in another shake with dinner or something to help me get a little closer to hitting my targets or would that be too much of the stuff? Does it really matter? I mean, could I like have a scoop of that type of stuff with every meal if I wanted to or should you limit it?


Whole food protein is always the best option if you can.

However, if you need to sneak a 2nd shake in to meet short-term protein requirements, it's okay, but I'd shoot for whole food whenever possible.
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RE: Multiple Protein Shakes?
1/18/13 6:08 AM as a reply to TheBandit27.
TheBandit27:
TXIce1971:
I'm only 4 days into P90X and I'm finding it difficult to dial in the nutrition. I'm having a little difficulty trying to hit my targets; specifically calories and protein. Over the past few days I've been coming in a tad low. I'm not super low or anything like that, but low enough to know I need to adjust somehow. I'm currently using Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein powder to make a shake at lunch time (2 scoops with 8 oz. water). I also use 1 scoop of that with 8 oz. of chocolate almond milk that I'm using for a "recovery drink" after workouts. My question is could I maybe sneak in another shake with dinner or something to help me get a little closer to hitting my targets or would that be too much of the stuff? Does it really matter? I mean, could I like have a scoop of that type of stuff with every meal if I wanted to or should you limit it?


Whole food protein is always the best option if you can.

However, if you need to sneak a 2nd shake in to meet short-term protein requirements, it's okay, but I'd shoot for whole food whenever possible.


I agree with the above. I find having already made chicken on hand helps for increasing my protein.
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RE: Multiple Protein Shakes?
2/13/13 7:29 AM as a reply to TXIce1971.
Going from someone that never cooked for themselves to preparing all my meals...

I have found preparing some meals for the week helps out...

Some idea's:

Prepare some favorite meals say spag-bol/pasta, curry/rice...divide them into portions and freeze them.

Make homemade protien-bars ( this way you can create them how you want them + way cheaper)

Some times I will have 3 shakes a day...all depends on my day.

Find ways that will fit 'you' this way it'll be some much easier.

Preparing frozen meals will help you get over the initial 'calorie-counting' period and home-made protien bars are easy snack meals.

Cheers
Dave.
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RE: Multiple Protein Shakes?
2/13/13 1:13 PM as a reply to TXIce1971.
It's not so much that you there's something wrong with whey protein. It's that you're eating it at the expense of something else, which is probably better for you. Try upping your calories by adding things to your shake, to begin with. Unsweetened almond milk is good. Peanut butter is good. A whole frozen banana is good. Other calorie dense foods that are good for you. Olive oil. Avocados. Nuts. Fish...
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