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August 16, 2012 6:22 PM
Is this normal? I've been taking 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein,
which I heard is one of the well known brands, & Its causing me to bloat.
I also think I GAINED 1lb since Ive been taking this;
My goal is to LOSE weight, not gain it. Someone said its because
my body is retaining the water;
I've been drinking about 96oz of water a day! Is this not enough?
Is there anything I can I do to stop the bloating? or will my body adapt to it?
  26228362
August 16, 2012 6:34 PM
I had the same issue, I got appalling bloat, and stinky gas, and gained weight, so I just stick to peanut flour now, or a rice based vegan protein powder which is much gentler on the digestive system. Sunwarrior is my current brand.
  27974990
August 16, 2012 6:34 PM
You are probably lactose intolerant. Try pure whey isolate instead. I couldn't figure out why I was so sick after my protein shakes and I mentioned it to the guy at GNC and he said the whey isolate was the only one without lactose. I started with GNC brand but it tastes nasty so now I'm on to ISO100. Delicious and doesn't make me sick or bloated at all.
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August 16, 2012 7:33 PM
I still have a full tub of powder left & dont want to switch just yet.
I have no problem drinking milk so im not lactose intolerant either.
I only use 1 scoop once a day w/ water. Any other suggestions?
  26228362
August 16, 2012 7:36 PM
I get my whey protein from cottage cheese. I don't do the shake thing. But if that's what you like stick to that. I like to eat my calories for the most part
  4239078
August 16, 2012 7:45 PM
I can't do whey protein either, I'm somewhat lactose intolerant (like a bit won't kill me, but I feel gross if i have too much)

I use rice protein in my shakes. Tragically, it's like twice the price of the whey stuff.
August 16, 2012 7:47 PM
QUOTE:

I still have a full tub of powder left & dont want to switch just yet.
I have no problem drinking milk so im not lactose intolerant either.
I only use 1 scoop once a day w/ water. Any other suggestions?


you may have an intolerance to whey protien, try eating whole foods/meal pre and post workout and this will eliminate the need for protien shakes.
August 16, 2012 7:50 PM
You're not alone!!! I stay FAR away from all dairy and whey. Try Amazing Meal or Sun Warrior - if you're like me these swaps will make all the difference.
August 16, 2012 7:52 PM
I'm the same...not lactose intolerant, but whey protein made me blow up like a balloon. Hubby ended up tossing the rest of my powder lol...he didn't like seeing me so miserable or looking six months pregnant everyday after drinking my shake. I felt fine a few days later with no bloat. I've decided to do without the protein powders and just do my best to hit my macros with whole foods instead (means a lot of chicken breast for me)....it's working so far.
  7044967
August 16, 2012 7:55 PM
I'm bloated right after drinking a whey protein shake with 10 oz. of milk and a bunch of ice, but I expect to be -- it goes away after a few hours.

Is your bloating more severe?
Edited by Spartan_Maker On August 16, 2012 7:56 PM
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August 16, 2012 7:55 PM
Egg white protein powder sits well with me (I'm allergic to whey) and if you're strength training you could be retaining water for muscle repair. Check your sodium intake in the past week though...
  19385868
August 16, 2012 7:56 PM
I also have trouble with whey protein.. My belly goes CRAZY! But.. I have found that I can take muscle milk without a problem. It says 2 scoops and I take one, twice a day. One with breakfast and one right after I workout and I do fine. :) I mix it with almond milk and sometimes a fruit.
August 16, 2012 7:59 PM
I have been bloated all week and couldn't figure out why. I never thought about my protein powder. I just recently switched brands--so that must be it! When this Bio-chem is gone, I'm going back to my regular stuff!
  18757067
August 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Whey is a dairy. Many people have sensitivities to dairy and some more so to whey, casien ect..

I'd ask when you're having the shake. Protein shakes don't make you lose weight. That's a common misconception.

A healthy shake or smoothie in place of a meal can pending it doesn't go any higher than a certain amount of calories.
  3622766
August 16, 2012 8:03 PM
I've heard from numerous sources that whey protein, especially the concentrate, as opposed to isolate, can and do cause bloating and gas in many people, including those that are NOT lactose intolerant. I used to use about 1/2 of one scoop after I work out. I recent increased it to 2/3 and have mild bloating but not sure if that's the whey or TTOM for me. I have tried Vega One vegan options but that makes me worse. I hear that brown rice protein, hemp and pea protein powder are highly digestable and less likely to cause bloating and gas. I haven't tried any but have a trial size of the hemp powder... I just havent been eager to try it as I hear it tastes nasty!
  13862729
August 16, 2012 8:05 PM
QUOTE:

Is this normal? I've been taking 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein,
which I heard is one of the well known brands, & Its causing me to bloat.
I also think I GAINED 1lb since Ive been taking this;
My goal is to LOSE weight, not gain it. Someone said its because
my body is retaining the water;
I've been drinking about 96oz of water a day! Is this not enough?
Is there anything I can I do to stop the bloating? or will my body adapt to it?

The weight gain may be because you're building more muscle. Muscle holds water...
Edited by DawnEH612 On August 16, 2012 8:07 PM
  13862729
August 16, 2012 8:23 PM
I found out that I am severely lactose intolerant by drinking shakes made with whey protein. It's possible not to know! I never ate much dairy other than cheese until I went on a diet and had to drink those shakes. I immediately lost the 5lbs of bloat I put on just by eliminating dairy. Give it a shot!
August 16, 2012 8:36 PM
We drink Dymatize® Nutrition ISO 100 - 100% Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate. It's made partial broken down for easier digestion. A high(er) protein diet usually accompanies low carbs; without additional fiber to help aid in the digestion of proteins, you can get bloating and constipation. I have no problem with whey or latose. I add fiber to my diet and I've never experienced any abdominal discomfort.
August 16, 2012 8:44 PM
bump!
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August 17, 2012 9:06 AM
Its good to know im not the only one having this problem.
I usually make a whey protein shake right after my morning workout
& THEN I eat afterwards. Today Im eating first before I make the shake.
I'd like to see if that will make a difference before I toss out they whey sad
  26228362
August 17, 2012 9:30 AM
I sometimes get bloated after a shake but I don't anymore.

Try letting it stand for 20/30 minutes with the lid off to let the air out of it, you will notice a massive difference

Ant
August 17, 2012 11:46 PM
I attempted to eat breakfast BEFORE making my protein shake today;
I REALLY thought it was going to help. I went about 8 hours feeling okay
& THEN the stomach rumbles came back =(
I might have to switch to 'MUSCLE MILK' & see if that helps at all.
I bought a few of the 'already made' muscle milk protein shakes before
trying out the 100% gold standard whey & they didnt cause any bloating.
Would the powder form be any different from the pre-made shakes?
Is the bloating caused from TOO MUCH protein?
  26228362
August 21, 2012 4:59 PM
I thought I was lactose intolerate for years, even though straight milk doesn't bother me. Cheese, cottage cheese, etc always did. I found out I am alergic to yeast. It is in everything. But, now I can drink my lattes with no problem. Just no yeast for me :(
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