How much dietary supplementation is too much?

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    ajhuyser New Member

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    Say for instance if half my total calorie and protein intake come from whey powder and weight gainer, is that fine?
     
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    anyone?
     
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    should i be eating more 'real' food or will this be just as effective?
     
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    I've always heard that real food is "better" (I dunno how true that is) but if it's working for you then there is no need to change what your doing. :dunno:
     
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    most of my protein comes from whey shakes. I do eat regular food but you want to Supplement what you can't get from your diet of food. It's easy from my busy work day to just to down a shake and eat a apple, banna or rice cake then eat 6 full meals a day.
     
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    "real" food is always more ideal... however, it is somewhat unrealistic to consume +/- 180 grams of clean protein during the course of an average day if you are not setting up camp near a kitchen or ice chest. Protein powders definitely have their place in our meal plans, just be sure to remember that they are the supplement and not the foundation of your diet.
     
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