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Protein shakes?

Does anyone use them? What kind do you use? Why do you use them.

I watch Kandee Johnson's videos on YouTube (she's a makeup artist) and she did a video a while back about her fitness routine or something and I think she was using some kind of hemp shake or something like that and it sounded really good. She said it wasn't weird tasting like others or something lol.

Anyway, I'm pretty clueless about protein shakes, bars, etc. so I was wondering if someone would mind kind of explaining the purpose and stuff.


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 3:07 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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Answers (12)
  • I sometimes use one about a half hour before I go work out, but that's only if I'm feeling a bit on the tired and lethargic side. The protein boost helps me through my routine.....but I don't use them religiously because some of them are pretty high in calories.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 3:11 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I've bought powdered protien (soy protien), then add milk and or yogurt, and fruit to make a protein rich shake. It's healthy. I've used that as a meal replacement if i need to take something on the go. a lot of pre-fab protein shakes are high in sugar and artificial sugars. the soy protein i buy does not have a lot of ingrediants, only two or three natural ingrediants. You can also add wheat germ and /or flax seed to shakes. Unless you like gritty texture, make sure they are ground.

    I wouldn't normally eat hemp, so i wouldn't make a shake out of it either.

    Answer by boobarandbell at 3:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • After I had WLS I had to drink protein shakes. I bought whatever mix that Walmart has and I also tried the Jillian Michaels. But I don't use them so much anymore, because I get enough protein without, plus I can make my own.

    BTW, there's different kinds of protein drinks. There are those that are geared towards weight loss (especially after weight loss surgery) and those that are to help you bulk up.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 11:05 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • They are all weird tasting... just in different ways.

    Some are egg protein, others are milk protein while a rare few are pea or bean protein. All of them taste like chemicals, flavouring agents, preservatives (because protein, unpreserved, spoils rapidly) and things like emulsifiers, binders and desiccants (to keep them from clumping). And sugar --lots and lots of sugar (or artificial sweeteners, which imo taste more disgusting than artificial colours).

    Then there is the other problem: they're not healthier than eating fresh protein, and most people (including most vegetarians) in North America get two to seven times as much protein as they need in a day. Even powerlifting bodybuilders do not need protein supplements.

    Real food is healthier, and you can easily make a smoothie or a shake with as much protein as those gross things without needing the chem lab to supply half the ingredients.

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:11 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Gross, no, but here's a bump/.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 3:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • About 10 years ago, I signed up for this Jenny Craig type weight loss program and it was mandatory that we drink them. Other than that, never.

    Answer by keisha613 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • no, it's hard to find one that tastes good!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 4:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • My dad drinks those. He thinks they help him build muscle when he works out. I think I'd rather eat a steak to get protein. They look gross. They smell gross. I can only imagine they taste gross. I'm not going to try one.

    Answer by Pnukey at 6:58 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • nope

    Answer by asil at 7:01 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • My husband used to drink them before working out. Supposedly helped build muscle. My husband is muscular, but I think that has more to do with him being a gym rat and doing PT (he's in the Army) 5 days a week.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:24 PM on Jan. 24, 2011