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    Hi

    New here! Day 1 of PB for me - although been researching it for a while

    I've been recommended to take protein shakes due to the amount of intolerances I have and work that I do

    I know PB have their own shake, but ignoring that for now... ;-)

    I was advised to take Impact Whey Protein

    Is this okay on the PB way of life?

    If so, and we can't have milk (I think thats right, as I say, I'm new to it!) what's best to mix it with

    Thanks in advance - and sorry if it's a daft questions
    UK PBer

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    Milk is out if you want to do strict, Loren Cordain-style Paleo. Lots of us here do dairy. If you don't tolerate dairy well, it may make sense to cut it out, and the only way to know for "sure" is to do an elimination experiment, then add it back in.

    I think the whey is the least problematic ingredient in most whey protein products. I use an unflavored, unsweetened version, to avoid artificial sweeteners, colors, and other general chemical junk that those things are often full of.

    But it depends on your goals. Why do you need the whey? Are you having trouble getting enough protein from actual food? If so, I say go for it. Just pay attention to what else you're taking along with the whey, and know that some people have bad reactions to WPC and do better with WPI, but for others, both are pretty near equal, and WPC can be cheaper.
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    • #3
      Thank you Rich

      Fast and informative!!

      Yes I'm not getting enough protein from my food - partly because I'm restricted by what I can eat and buying and eating chicken/turkey all the time is not financially possible for me - or much on the variation front!

      I work two jobs, day and night, 6 days a week, of which one of the jobs doesn't have a fridge so storing cooked meat - or milk etc - is out of the question

      So it's just trying to keep up my protein levels while I loose weight and get in shape

      Thanks
      UK PBer

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      • #4
        I use a Isopure low Carb Protein mixed into my kale smoothie and my husband who is a "grab and go to work have no time to make anything", type drinks EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control shakes. You can get them at Walmart or Publix. They have no sugar, carbs are only 4, and taste like Yoohoo. If you don't have time to make your own these are good

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cheryl View Post
          I use a Isopure low Carb Protein mixed into my kale smoothie and my husband who is a "grab and go to work have no time to make anything", type drinks EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control shakes. You can get them at Walmart or Publix. They have no sugar, carbs are only 4, and taste like Yoohoo. If you don't have time to make your own these are good
          I'd rather drink one with sugar than the artificial sweeteners those doubtless contain.
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          • #6
            I've been having great success lately incorporating some whey protein and/or sugar free protein bars (sweetened with sugar alcohols) into my diet, while sticking solidly to Paleo/PB. I found I was not getting enough protein in my diet to support my fitness goals. I use Whole Foods brand Vanilla Whey and find it tastes good, mixes well and has a fairly good ingredient list and macro nutrient profile. YMMV.

            Originally posted by spursberry View Post
            Hi

            New here! Day 1 of PB for me - although been researching it for a while

            I've been recommended to take protein shakes due to the amount of intolerances I have and work that I do

            I know PB have their own shake, but ignoring that for now... ;-)

            I was advised to take Impact Whey Protein

            Is this okay on the PB way of life?

            If so, and we can't have milk (I think thats right, as I say, I'm new to it!) what's best to mix it with

            Thanks in advance - and sorry if it's a daft questions

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            • #7
              I make smoothies with coconut milk (not the heavy, full fat stuff). It works fine.

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              • #8
                I get my shake at the gym, they use a low-fat peanut butter in the Vanilla Bean I get. That and 1/2 cup of brown rice after weight workouts are two of the three non-primal things I eat each week.

                The third is a pint or two of Guiness on the weekends, sorry for somethings there are no substitutes. I am going to Ireland next month and I will indulge in Guiness at St James Gate and Jameson's in Dublin, as I said for somethings there are no substitutes so why even try?

                I truly belief Grok would have left Guiness as it is...

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                • #9
                  Get some natural whey protein powder and some canned, full-fat coconut milk. Mix together in a glass and you're good to go.

                  Read the ingredients. Avoid anything that has preservatives. Avoid artificial sweeteners -- if it's a choice between sugar and aspartame/sucralose/acesculfame K, pick the one with sugar (it should be a menial amount anyway). Of course, if you can find one sweetened with stevia, that's the better option.

                  The ingredient list should look something like this: whey (concentrate, hydrolysate, isolate, etc.), sweetener (stevia, sugar, cane juice, fructose, xylitol, etc.), natural flavor (vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, etc.), and maybe some natural binders/fillers (xanthan gum, guar gum, soy lecithin, etc.). Anything else is probably not worth your money and may halt weight loss.

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                  • #10
                    I mix mine with half water, half unsweetened almond milk. Very satisfying.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tarek View Post
                      Get some natural whey protein powder and some canned, full-fat coconut milk. Mix together in a glass and you're good to go.

                      Read the ingredients. Avoid anything that has preservatives. Avoid artificial sweeteners -- if it's a choice between sugar and aspartame/sucralose/acesculfame K, pick the one with sugar (it should be a menial amount anyway). Of course, if you can find one sweetened with stevia, that's the better option.

                      The ingredient list should look something like this: whey (concentrate, hydrolysate, isolate, etc.), sweetener (stevia, sugar, cane juice, fructose, xylitol, etc.), natural flavor (vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, etc.), and maybe some natural binders/fillers (xanthan gum, guar gum, soy lecithin, etc.). Anything else is probably not worth your money and may halt weight loss.
                      The one I buy has the following ingredient list: Whey, soy lecithin

                      That's it. I don't understand why you need all the thickeners and colorings and flavorings. And soy lecithin comes from soy, but I don't mind a little bit of it, unlike most soy products.
                      The Champagne of Beards

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                      • #12
                        Thanks every one! So useful! Some great stuff here to help inform my decision!

                        Many thanks
                        UK PBer

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                        • #13
                          Hi guys couple more questions

                          Should I take protein shake everyday or just when I'm going to the gym (regardless of time)

                          What is better - as I'm loosing weight AND toning up - Diet Impact Whey or Impact Whey?
                          UK PBer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by spursberry View Post
                            Hi guys couple more questions

                            Should I take protein shake everyday or just when I'm going to the gym (regardless of time)
                            You should hit your protein goals every day, regardless of whether you're training or resting.

                            Originally posted by spursberry View Post
                            What is better - as I'm loosing weight AND toning up - Diet Impact Whey or Impact Whey?
                            I still vote for unsweeteened, unflavored whey. Thought we already answered that question.
                            The Champagne of Beards

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                            • #15
                              Rich - you had I was just getting confused again... it happens very easily ;-)
                              UK PBer

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