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July 11, 2013 12:56 PM
I usually don't eat breakfast which I know is really bad so ive been having a protein shake(just water & powder) but have seen both good and bad things about having protein shakes & now im not sure weather it is good or bad to have protein shake for breakfast and how it will affect my weightloss?
Edited by riacassandra On July 11, 2013 12:56 PM
July 11, 2013 1:01 PM
Makes no difference what time of day you have a protein shake. As long as you're meeting your daily calorie needs it will not effect your weight loss.
July 11, 2013 1:02 PM
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Makes no difference what time of day you have a protein shake. As long as you're meeting your daily calorie needs it will not effect your weight loss.


Yup!
  37480721
July 11, 2013 1:04 PM
Does protein shake help weightloss??
July 11, 2013 1:07 PM
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Does protein shake help weightloss??


Protein shakes help you get more protein in your diet. Calorie deficit helps with weight loss.
  23084342
July 11, 2013 1:14 PM
A high quality PROTEIN shake is going to be low calorie and high protein, with very little in the way of carbs or fat. Protein can help keep you feeling fuller longer, so if you have a tendency to snack on crap in the morning at the office, a protein shake beforehand might help.

You can also find "meal replacement shakes" that will be higher in fat and carbs, and lower in protein. Also, it'll be higher in calories. Which you chose will be dependent on your macro/calorie goals.

That said - not having breakfast isn't the end of the world! If you are not hungry in the morning, don't force yourself to eat! Save those calories for later, when you are hungry. Eating/not eating breakfast isn't going to make or break a diet - it's the number of calories you take in over the long haul that will decide that.
July 11, 2013 2:18 PM
Do what works for you! If your feel good with no cravings or hunger and increased energy, then the protein shake works well for you. If you feel fine not eating, or like myself eating 700 calories for breakfast it doesn't matter. Do YOU!!
July 11, 2013 2:22 PM
i always drank a milkshake growing up. i was never a breakfast person.

i have some good ones:

If you like gingerbread, Oxygen magazine has a recipe for a delicious Gingerbread cookie shake: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup vanilla enriched Rice Dream, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 T molasses, and ice cubes. Blend and drink ! Mmmmmm

I also like a Creamsicle, which is a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat vanilla yogurt. Blend and drink.

The Protein Packed Pina Colada smoothie is blended with the following ingredients: Cup cottage cheese, cup canned pineapple or cup pineapple juice, half a frozen banana, half a cup of milk, 1 T coconut, half a scoop vanilla protein powder, and a cup of ice cubes.

The Key Lime Protein Shake is blended with half an avocado, juice of a lime, 2 tsp lime zest, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, 1 T coconut, a cup of milk, and 1-2 packets of Stevia (optional).

The Chocolate Maple Shake is made by blending a cup of milk, 3 T protein powder, 1 T cocoa powder, and 1 tsp maple syrup
Last but not least, for a change, I blend a cup of orange juice (I get the Healthy kids kind with extra calcium and vitamins), half a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I’ve been getting spirulina), and a lowfat coffee yogurt. Also good!
July 11, 2013 3:24 PM
Definitely good, so long as you are getting protein AND some sort of vegetable or fruit.

Ideally two or three servings. Add a cup of spinach or kale to fruit smoothies for an easy serving of vegetables. Doesn't affect the taste, promise.
  38350678
July 11, 2013 3:26 PM
First of all, there's nothing wrong with not eating breakfast. If you're not hungry in the morning, don't eat.

Second of all, there's nothing wrong with protein shakes any time of day. They will help increase your protein intake, which is generally a positive thing. They will not necessarily "help" with weight loss but they won't hinder it either. Weight loss is all about calories.
  11877635
July 11, 2013 3:26 PM
Neither good nor bad. It doesn't matter. Get in what you need for the day, for the next day, and after that, and for the week. WAAAAAAAY more important.
July 11, 2013 3:27 PM
If you don't like breakfast you don't have to eat one, protein shake or no.
July 11, 2013 3:28 PM
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Does protein shake help weightloss??


It certainly helps if you don't get enough protein, which is metabolically what you want.
July 11, 2013 3:28 PM
I've been having a protein shake for breakfast every day for months and it's working great for me. I like getting the big boost of protein in the morning after a walk and I'm not much of a breakfast food person. I use EAS protein and mix with water and a tablespoon of chia seeds.
  28089589
December 24, 2013 3:02 PM
I read that protein for breakfast is a good thing. If you have carbs, your body produces insulin, and once it starts it drives hunger and sugar craving. Once this starts your body starts to store calories as fat straight away. Search on google for a chap called paliquin
December 24, 2013 8:05 PM
In regards to Intermittent Fasting, no, it's bad for me.
  54308868
December 24, 2013 8:10 PM
Whey Protein WITH some good carbs is a great meal anytime of the day. Need to add more green veggies? Simply add a handful of fresh spinach to your shake. Be sure to add some fruit, frozen works best and/or some raw oats (great for fiber and very filling). Make sure you are adding carbs with your protein powder to make it balanced. Almond milk works great in protein smoothies.

Get creative. mango orange ? banana strawberry ?
  24136183
December 24, 2013 8:25 PM
These are some good ideas.
December 25, 2013 11:15 PM
I've read good arguments both for and against eating breakfast. If you ask 10 different supposed experts on a particular health topic you are going to get 10 different opinions most likely. I've personally found it's all about trial and error, experimenting yourself and finding out what does or doesn't work for YOU. You can read all the books and science you want but I believe you will only truly find the answers you are looking for from personal experience.
December 25, 2013 11:28 PM
There is nothing wrong with protein shakes, or with skipping breakfast.
December 25, 2013 11:38 PM
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I read that protein for breakfast is a good thing. If you have carbs, your body produces insulin, and once it starts it drives hunger and sugar craving. Once this starts your body starts to store calories as fat straight away. Search on google for a chap called paliquin


Protein is insulinogenic.

Also...http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319

Also...necrothread anyone!
  18358448
December 26, 2013 12:00 AM
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Whey Protein WITH some good carbs is a great meal anytime of the day. Need to add more green veggies? Simply add a handful of fresh spinach to your shake. Be sure to add some fruit, frozen works best and/or some raw oats (great for fiber and very filling). Make sure you are adding carbs with your protein powder to make it balanced. Almond milk works great in protein smoothies.

Get creative. mango orange ? banana strawberry ?


Balanced would also include fat, wouldn't it?

I wouldn't have a protein shake for breakfast as I like breakfast, and I like eating - chewing my food makes me feel more satisfied than if I was to drink the same amount of calories/macros. If I was going to have a liquid breakfast , it would have greens, fruit, fat and protein.

You do what you like though!
December 26, 2013 12:10 AM
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Protein is insulinogenic.




I looked up insulinogenic embarassed and got
Definition of INSULINOGENIC
: of, relating to, or stimulating the production of insulin

So protein stimulates the production of insulin?? I'm still not getting it. Can someone please explain, thanks flowerforyou
December 26, 2013 12:26 AM
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Protein is insulinogenic.




I looked up insulinogenic embarassed and got
Definition of INSULINOGENIC
: of, relating to, or stimulating the production of insulin

So protein stimulates the production of insulin?? I'm still not getting it. Can someone please explain, thanks flowerforyou


People go on about carbs spiking insulin, but so does protein. However, even if it really mattered, you just need to eat a mixed macro meal (i.e. include fats) and it blunts it...for carbs and for protein.
  18358448
December 26, 2013 1:12 AM
Thanks Sara smile

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