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December 16, 2011 11:47 AM
Hi all.

I really want to start using a protein shake to see if it will aid my weightloss and help with my muscles. Can anyone recommend one that That have used and is helpful to women.

Many thanks in advanced for your help! happy
  325787
December 16, 2011 11:48 AM
soy protein increases your estrogen.. but i dont think they have protein shakes divided by sex :\
December 16, 2011 11:52 AM
Any kind of whey protein.
December 16, 2011 11:53 AM
hhhhhmm of course there is protein shakes for women....
December 16, 2011 11:55 AM
Last I heard women are of the same species as men so you should be fine with any protein.
December 16, 2011 11:57 AM
I like eas whey protein
or for quick on the go grab a Muscle Milk light
December 16, 2011 11:58 AM
Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?

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  6921816
December 16, 2011 11:59 AM
When you buy regular food like eggs, chicken, milk, do you look for the women's version? :)
December 16, 2011 12:00 PM
QUOTE:

Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?


You're a dirty, dirty boy.

We might have thought it, but some of us are polite enough not to say it out loud. ;) ;)
Edited by caveats On December 16, 2011 12:00 PM
December 16, 2011 12:00 PM
QUOTE:

Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?



Said what?
Edited by Sublimely_Self_Righteousreused On December 16, 2011 12:01 PM
December 16, 2011 12:01 PM
Hemp!
December 16, 2011 12:02 PM
QUOTE:

When you buy regular food like eggs, chicken, milk, do you look for the women's version? :)


Yes. My eggs & milk are pink and have boobies.
December 16, 2011 12:02 PM
I think she is referring to not wanting to bulk up like some protein shakes offer. Like "weight Gain". Look for something like muscle milk naturals for a good portion size (around 20g protein) Stay away from massive amounts of protein.
  3205
December 16, 2011 12:03 PM
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Any kind of whey protein.


^^^ This
  10935631
December 16, 2011 12:03 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?


You're a dirty, dirty boy.

We might have thought it, but some of us are polite enough not to say it out loud. ;) ;)


Yes, I have no filter. Much worse in person.

In all seriousness try some spirulina.
  6921816
December 16, 2011 12:04 PM
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I think she is referring to not wanting to bulk up like some protein shakes offer. Like "weight Gain". Look for something like muscle milk naturals for a good portion size (around 20g protein) Stay away from massive amounts of protein.

Total nonsense here. Eating a lot of protein will not bulk you up.
December 16, 2011 12:04 PM
I have used and like both of these

Advocare - Vanilla
Oh Yeah - Vanilla Creme (tastes like cake batter)
  6855056
December 16, 2011 12:06 PM
QUOTE:

Hi all.

I really want to start using a protein shake to see if it will aid my weightloss and help with my muscles. Can anyone recommend one that That have used and is helpful to women.

Many thanks in advanced for your help! happy


To answer your question seriously though, OP, whey protein is the most "friendly" for those unused to taking protein supplements. It mixes REALLY well in milk (go figure).

I would go find some whey protein isolate in a flavor you like and mix it up with 12 oz. of milk (in fact, you can find "Pure Protein" brand at Target stores and it's relatively okay. Not the best, but for the price, it's great.) If you get chocolate flavor, it'll be like drinking chocolate milk -- decadent, but not really. :)

I also have soy protein isolate and rice protein at home, both in vanilla flavor. I use the soy in baking and other recipes (pancakes, crepes, etc.) The rice protein is kind of just rotting on the shelf ... really disgusting in texture. :(
December 16, 2011 12:14 PM
QUOTE:

I think she is referring to not wanting to bulk up like some protein shakes offer. Like "weight Gain". Look for something like muscle milk naturals for a good portion size (around 20g protein) Stay away from massive amounts of protein.


Excessive calories make you gain weight - whether it comes from protein, carbs or fat.

If you are going to do a protein shake, get one that fits in your calorie budget with the most amount of protein. It just doesn't make sense to buy a protein supplement that is filled with carbs.

I use Trader Joe's soy vanilla because it's cheap and I still have a lot. Protein is protein and is not gender specific.
December 16, 2011 12:19 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?


You're a dirty, dirty boy.

We might have thought it, but some of us are polite enough not to say it out loud. ;) ;)



BAHAHAHHAH EWWWWW AHHAHAHAH HAHAHAHHA HAHAHAH EEEEWWWWW i just got that
December 16, 2011 12:23 PM
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soy protein increases your estrogen.. but i dont think they have protein shakes divided by sex :\


And increased estrogen levels may increase risk for breast cancer. So if sex was an issue in the protein shake world, this would be the reason.

Any other source would be just fine.
December 16, 2011 12:26 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Topic: Protein Shake For Women

lol, really?

No one else said it yet?


You're a dirty, dirty boy.

We might have thought it, but some of us are polite enough not to say it out loud. ;) ;)



BAHAHAHHAH EWWWWW AHHAHAHAH HAHAHAHHA HAHAHAH EEEEWWWWW i just got that


Someone actually had THAT in the food database a couple of weeks ago. bigsmile I tried to find IT again and IT had been removed.
December 16, 2011 12:33 PM
Thak you for your help. I was - like some people said - wanting one that wouldn't make me bulk out. Going to have a look for some vanilla ones.
  325787
December 16, 2011 12:38 PM
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Thak you for your help. I was - like some people said - wanting one that wouldn't make me bulk out. Going to have a look for some vanilla ones.

Just make sure it's not high in calories, but you're a woman...unless you're supplementing with steroids and testosterone, you will not bulk up from just eating high protein content in your daily diet.
December 16, 2011 12:50 PM
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Just make sure it's not high in calories, but you're a woman...unless you're supplementing with steroids and testosterone, you will not bulk up from just eating high protein content in your daily diet.


Agree with the above. In that same tangent, that's also why I suggest looking for protein isolates. It's purer protein with less fat/carbs, so make sure you read your labels (like with any type of packaged food, really).

While I'm not against fat/carbs, the extra calories will add up (especially if you're restricting calories). If you are just looking for more protein and not a meal replacement (not that I'm a fan of meal replacements though), then the extra in less refined protein isn't necessary. For those extra calories, I'd rather have another chocolate chip cookie. ;)

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