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    Can you live on Protein Shakes?

    Is it healthy? or what elce should i take that don't put on weight?

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    You'll live but it isn't healthy. Here's a better way: http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/di...intenance.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionSik View Post
    Is it healthy? or what elce should i take that don't put on weight?
    sure you could live on them, but no it would not be healthy nor a good idea.

    please visit the diet/nutrition forum, read the stickies, then ask questions.





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    You would live for a little while atleast. But would be dumb to attempt especially for fitness sake.

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    Just curious, can guys tell me why it is not healthy to take whey protein to meet my protein requirement?
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    when has bb ever been about health

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    Quote Originally Posted by chobby192 View Post
    Just curious, can guys tell me why it is not healthy to take whey protein to meet my protein requirement?
    I am pretty sure it has to do with the fact that it is not a COMPLETE protein. I could be totally wrong about this but I do believe actual food has all the essential Amino's while Whey is missing some. Hopefully someone else can clarify though in case I am wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by workhard1 View Post
    I am pretty sure it has to do with the fact that it is not a COMPLETE protein. I could be totally wrong about this but I do believe actual food has all the essential Amino's while Whey is missing some. Hopefully someone else can clarify though in case I am wrong
    I thought whey is complete protein. I even read somewhere that absorbtion rate of whey is better than that of beef. I am hoping someone will explain why taking only whey as a source of protein is unhealthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chobby192 View Post
    Just curious, can guys tell me why it is not healthy to take whey protein to meet my protein requirement?
    it is perfectly healthy to use whey to help you meet your protein requirements...

    that is after all one of the reason we all take it...



    the question was whether it would be healthy to LIVE on them
    they lack some basic requirements

    vitamins
    fiber
    fats
    minerals
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    it would not be healthy to LIVE on protein shakes
    but it is healthy to use them to supplement your diet
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    Quote Originally Posted by workhard1 View Post
    I am pretty sure it has to do with the fact that it is not a COMPLETE protein. I could be totally wrong about this but I do believe actual food has all the essential Amino's while Whey is missing some. Hopefully someone else can clarify though in case I am wrong
    ummm...you're 100% wrong





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    Quote Originally Posted by chobby192 View Post
    Just curious, can guys tell me why it is not healthy to take whey protein to meet my protein requirement?
    Where did you hear that?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben dur View Post
    it is perfectly healthy to use whey to help you meet your protein requirements...

    that is after all one of the reason we all take it...



    the question was whether it would be healthy to LIVE on them
    they lack some basic requirements

    vitamins
    fiber
    fats
    minerals
    etc
    Other than my post workout, I never take whey alone. I always blend it with oats, flax seeds, sunflower seed.green vegis, frozen fruits to make it more balanced meal. Do you think it is still unhealthy to live on whey?
    I take natural unflavoured whey during the day and regular whey isolate for post workout.
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    You need to try to get your protein from lean meats. Hell by the time you add some milk or something to it its the same or close to the calories of lean chicken or tuna. Meat is already working muscle, it has lots of things in it that you already need. Whey is a supplement....SUPPLEMENT...something you use to help complete a bigger picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaba View Post
    You need to try to get your protein from lean meats. Hell by the time you add some milk or something to it its the same or close to the calories of lean chicken or tuna. Meat is already working muscle, it has lots of things in it that you already need. Whey is a supplement....SUPPLEMENT...something you use to help complete a bigger picture.
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    But what if you take whey protein and a dietry supplement like ANIMAL PAK to get vitamins fiber fats minerals etc.

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