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Protein shakes?

Posted by on May. 17, 2007 at 1:46 PM
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I've heard a few people now say that they drink protein shakes during their pregnancy.  What are the pros and cons?  How do they taste?  Do they make you gain weight?  Which brands are good and where do you buy them? :)
by on May. 17, 2007 at 1:46 PM
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momandstepmom
by on May. 17, 2007 at 3:54 PM
hi- no cons that I have heard of.  protein shakes are made of whey protein, which is from milk.  they will not make you gain weight unless you are drinking so many of them, that you take in alot of extra calories.  you can buy whey protein from a place like GNC. then mix it with milk and fruit- it is delicious!  I like the brand Optimum Whey 100% natural in vanilla.  to a blender add 1 scoop of protein, ice, milk, and fruit like bananas and strawberries.

or you can get the chocolate flavor.

there are also soy protein powders too.


You DO NOT need to drink protein shakes if you have a well rounded diet. 
im_that_gurl511
by on May. 17, 2007 at 10:22 PM
With my last pregnancy it was a daily routine for me everyday on my way to work I would stop and get a strawberry banana protein shake with calcium added and a wheat grass shot I loved it and I feel it gave me extra energy to get through work. My Dr encouraged me to continue.
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