Is it bad that my primary protein intake are Whey Protein Shakes?

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  1. On Da River

    On Da River New Member

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    I mean I still have a few glasses of milk, chicken for dinner, peanuts/cashews thruout the day, chili's for lunch, and sometimes eggs/whole wheat toast for breakfast every other day.

    But the bulk of my protein grams are coming from shakes.

    Is this bad?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    you'd be better off using casein or some sort of blend rather then just whey if you are going to do that
     
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    yes
     
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    try checking out some meal replacement shakes.. they contain an amount of "good fats" and carbs while still providing alot of protein. I'm using Mega Milk right now, cookies and cream.
     
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    Fuck that, make your own. Add PB etc, its cheaper.
     
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    true.. but the whole point in having a MRP is because you don't have time for making something to eat, or you are in a hurry. By no means should you be substituting a solid meal for shakes every day, so I guess in essence if you have time to make your own shake with PB and what not, you would have time to make a good meal.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    I don't think he's substituting meals for it... I think he's just not eating high-protein foods all the time.



    I think it should be okay. Make sure you're getting enough cals if you're fitness oriented... If this is a purely dietary question then you shouldn't worry too much.
     
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    I am pretty much the same way, I eat chicken and lots of milk in my meals, and use the shakes to get a lot more protein into my diet rather than as a meal replacment.

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  9. Skeletor

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    Yup. I fill up on a lot of whole-grain bread, and maybe eat one or two high protein meals a day. A substantial portion of my protein comes from shakes. I can't stand eating meat all day every day (don't get me wrong, I eat it everyday, just not every meal and huge portions of it).
     
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    IMO it doesn't matter, so long as you're getting enough
     
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    in a perfect world you should be getting the majority of your protein from food - but with work/school/life etc, I don't really see a problem with it. Assuming you arent using whey to replace full meals
     
  12. DatacomGuy

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    Glad you posted this..

    3 of my 6 or 7 meals daily are shakes.. Mid morning, Mid afternoon, and I take one post workout...

    Thanking of something meal replacement for breakfast too.

    I'm a travelling sales manager.. Life gets in the way, and this is how I can maintain my protein levels at where they need to be. My last meal of the day is typically protein packed from food (typically 2x8ox of chicken)
     
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    I get about 1/2 of my protein from shakes... it may not be "optimal" but it saves me quite a bit of cash.

    Whey is the cheapest source of complete protein... followed by Eggs and Tuna.
     
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