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Whey protein as egg substitute for breakfast

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Hi all,

I frequently go through an egg intolerance [once every couple of months] that requires me to ease off the pre-chickeny goodness for a while.

I usually do 10-15 mins of body/free weights every morning as a nice wake-up call and to [attempt] to keep lean.

Instead of the eggs, I've been getting my protein hit from a whey shake [I can't do all dairy but I'm fine with whey isolate] with my breakfast bacon and veggies.

I know it's decidedly un-paleo, but what are the general thoughts on this type of mix / match, or should I opt for something else?

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on September 28, 2011
at 06:59 AM

Perfectly fine. There are numerous studies showing whey promotes fat loss and lbm gain. Examples: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2011/06/15/jn.111.139840.abstract#fn-1 http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/5/1/8 The claims that whey promotes weight gain are false, unless one is referring to muscle weight gain, or is eating > maintenance.

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on August 10, 2011
at 05:00 PM

agree! You could have turkey or chicken, both very lean and quick protein

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 10, 2011
at 04:23 PM

wtf? that is so odd. i eat horses for breakfast at least twice a week and I don't have any problems.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:25 PM

It really does come and go - I had allergy testing a while back [horses, but I tend not to have those for breakfast] and eggs didn't figure. I just think it could be the "in moderation" thing - it usually only occurs after extended periods of having eggs daily; and I know eating anything day in day out isn't always the best for anyone's digestive system.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:23 PM

I subscribe to the Vitasearch weekly newsletter; and this was in today's edition relating to whey consumption and weight loss. http://goo.gl/17ZQr I'm still with you on the unwanted additions to the powders though.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:22 AM

Thanks for that... I'll probably switch to extra bacon for my protein then, or a tin of sardines / mackeral. Decidedly cheaper as well.:)

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:40 PM

You can also eat meat for breakfast....

A994080d499afca98cdc9de896701ebd

(1281)

on August 10, 2011
at 05:00 PM

agree! You could have turkey or chicken, both very lean and quick protein

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on August 10, 2011
at 08:13 AM

A lot of people find whey tends to signal their bodies to put on weight??? for good or bad. A large percentage of that weight may well be fat. If you're trying to gain mass that might be in your favor, if you're trying to be lean it might be a bad thing.

Isoflex and Whey Gourmet are both delicious.

That said I dairy products have all kinds of other reasons not to be consumed which is something of an area of debate.

If it were my body I wouldn't do it because shakes can contain things you may not want like heavy metals, lactose, sweeteners, and soy products

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 10, 2011
at 08:22 AM

Thanks for that... I'll probably switch to extra bacon for my protein then, or a tin of sardines / mackeral. Decidedly cheaper as well.:)

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:23 PM

I subscribe to the Vitasearch weekly newsletter; and this was in today's edition relating to whey consumption and weight loss. http://goo.gl/17ZQr I'm still with you on the unwanted additions to the powders though.

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on August 10, 2011
at 04:30 PM

People here say whey makes you gain. Um, possibly, but that has not been the case with me at all. I take a pure whey protein isolate called "Bluebonnet Original Flavor" and it does not make me gain anything except muscle. YMMV, because I workout 5x/wk so I'm not sure if it's that or what.

Personally, I am not afraid of good pure whey protein. I'd recommend getting non-denatured (cold processed with no chemicals or acids). And if you ARE gonna drink a whey shake, make sure you look at the ingredients. Some companies put idiotic things in there. It's a wonder.

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on August 10, 2011
at 03:24 PM

I'm new here, but I'm surprised that questions are answered without knowing if the poster is lean or obese. Do y'all know each other? Many choices really do depend on the posters metabolic health.

For a shake I like Ultramet low carb with "wild" blueberries and coconut oil. The Trader Joes frozen "wild" blueberries are small and give the best skin to sugar ratio. (The skins being the good stuff). Regular bluberries are fine too (for me). I would have this shake every day, but meat and eggs are a better protein choice.

You do want fat to slow the whey down, even if your trying to lose weight..........especially if your trying to lose weight.

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:12 PM

hmmm, as much as we eschew conventional wisdom, having a recurring temporary egg intolerance seems a little out of the ordinary. an intolerance isn't something that comes and goes... right? you may want to see an allergist or doctor about that, as it could be something other than eggs, or a body/digestive issue.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 10, 2011
at 04:23 PM

wtf? that is so odd. i eat horses for breakfast at least twice a week and I don't have any problems.

306905a32e76b5c0764a663ea7e88426

(1072)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:25 PM

It really does come and go - I had allergy testing a while back [horses, but I tend not to have those for breakfast] and eggs didn't figure. I just think it could be the "in moderation" thing - it usually only occurs after extended periods of having eggs daily; and I know eating anything day in day out isn't always the best for anyone's digestive system.

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on April 12, 2013
at 01:17 PM

I find the best whey protein is natural whey concentrate, it has nothing added whatsoever. If you are that worried about weight gain however, simply opt for natural hydrolysed whey protein. It has negligible carbs and fat meaning basically all of the calories come from protein (99%)

It does cost twice as much though, but since I am aiming for weight gain I buy the cheaper one.

To be honest with you, if you aren't already, you should split your meals up for six meals a day, with 25g protein averaging across each meal.

One of my days goes a bit like this:

8.00: Espresso protein coffee and a piece of fruit (28 grams protein)

10.30: Oat bran pancake (3 eggs and a scoop of oat bran) or 3 rashes of short cut bacon with 1 egg (aprox 23g protein)

13.00: Protein shake (25g protein)

3.30: Varies, e.g. cucumber with cheese, sweet mustard gherkins and radish cut thinly. usually 100g of cheese on 1 cucumber with 2 small radishes. Everything is sliced in a circular fashion and stacked on top of each other with sweet mustard gherkins on top, everything comes from my garden except for the cheese.

6.00 Protein shake

8.30: A potato pizza, I slice up two medium potatoes about 0.5cm thick, i cut the ends off for two square sides and use the ends to fill in the gaps. I nuke them for 7.5 min, whilst cutting up my other toppings. My only toppings at the moment from the garden are chillis (1 with seeds removed and washed), bulls horn capsicums (2), basil, cherry tomatoes (sliced), eggplant (half, diced) and shallots. I also use 1-2 rashes of bacon dependent on size, 80g of cheese, 16 pieces of pineapple and five brothers pasta sauce (roast garlic and onion).

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