Is it effective to drink whey protein as a meal supplement for overweight people?

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  1. Epik High

    Epik High OT Supporter

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    I had a coworker ask about whey protein, and wondered if it would be advisable to use it as a meal replacement. I figured it wouldn't hurt, but I didn't know if there were better alternatives for meal-replacement shakes.

    My goal is to get him to eat smaller portions, and drink shakes in between meals to keep his metabolism active all day.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    what about actual meal replacement shakes? I'd want something with some fat in it.
     
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    doesn't fill you up at all, so no.
     
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    Whey protein by itself? No.

    Meal replacements, yes. Hell, even Slimfast will work if he sticks to it consistently.
     
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    Meh, not a good idea imo. Meal replacements don't encourage the use of healthy habits in the long term, so he'll likely end up dieting instead of choosing a healthy lifestyle. Not good in the long term. It will work though. Unless he ends up eating more at the other meal because he feels he can indulge. So lots of things to think about.
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    fucking spot-on

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    If you're going for 6 meals a day and one or maybe two of them are shakes I think it can't hurt. The key thing with protein shakes is to remember they are supplements, meaning they supplement real food, not replace it. The two biggest benefits to protein shakes are that the protein is digested quickly so they are great PWO and they are a convenient way to get protein if you need more to hit whatever macros you want.
     
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    whey isn't a meal replacement...so no. There are meal replacement shakes, but much better to eat your calories than drink them imo.
     
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    have them mix it with a fat source like peanut butter and it will keep them full longer
     
  10. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    whey digests in like 30 min he'll just be hungry
     
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    I been making my own shakes for weight loss/meal replacement. My morning shake is 1/2 banana, 2tbsp PB, 1/2 cup Oats, 1/2 fat free milk and Chocolate Whey. Taste sooo good and keeps me full, later in the day after lunch I will have whey+water seems to be working for me.
     
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    Eat meals more frequently to keep blood sugar levels consistent, NOT because it will "speed" your metabolism.
     
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