I like whey. It's fast. It's easy. It's cheap. It tastes really good. I take it 4 days a week after my heavy workouts. I skip it the other 3 days where I either take off or do low level cardio. When I take it, I use a scoop and a half. IMO, it's been around long enough to have been proven safe, but I haven't gotten off of it long enough to see if my body looks better without it. I WILL say THIS:
Due to the insulin spike, I tried taking off from whey protein for one week. I took BCAA's still. I took 4.5g of BCAA's before and after my workout, I took L-glutamine, L-arganine and L-carnitine. I still ate nearly 200g of protein a day. I just ate more meat...and I'm only 135 lbs, so people would say I took in way more protein than necessary. I WAS A FREAKING WREAK. Every part of my body hurt. My legs were killing me. I hurt my shoulder military pressing. My chest, which is normally sore for a day or two, killed me all damn week. My forearms hurt for God's sake. I felt like total shit all week. That next week, I got back on the whey. Within a week, all the muscle pain was gone and I've been great ever since. Skipping out on the whey for "real" protein sources like beef, pork and chicken killed me. The whey is so much more bioavailable and so much faster absorbing, I apparently rely on it to get through my workouts. I will never cut it out of my life again. My body needs it for recovery. That's one insulin spike my body loves.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-14-2011 at 07:21 AM.
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