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Do 100% protein shakes make you hungry?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Is it normal to be hungrier after having a protein shake? I have been including a protein shake or two a day into my diet by recommendation from my trainer, but I find on the days I have the protein shake that I am so much hungrier all day long. I'm having them after workouts generally speaking, but find from then on I am craving more food! I found not being hungry between meals so much more liberating!

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on April 16, 2012
at 10:48 PM

That makes a lot of sense. We've gotta remember that 100% whey protein is processed and not the way we evolved consuming it. I've always thrown a raw egg in with my protein shakes to make it more of a proper meal. And lately I've been using full fat coconut milk instead of dairy, I can usually just have one of these shakes for breakfast to keep me going til early arvo, as long as I'm not working or using too much energy in the morning.

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on April 16, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Its from the insulin response like forever stated.

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on April 16, 2012
at 03:33 PM

im using the myprotein total whey

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at 03:26 PM

thanks!! i might try making a bulletproof coffee out of it in the morning? mix the coffee and protein??

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on April 16, 2012
at 03:12 PM

oh yeah I am using natural whey supplement no additives..kind of thing

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I get the same hunger feeling after shakes. I add 1/4 cup or so of coconut oil, and/or a couple raw eggs. It slows the feeling of hunger, and gives it a nice texture. And adds some great nutrients.

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on April 16, 2012
at 12:26 PM

...If that is the case, you're probably hungry just cause that powder is filled with absolute garbage. I'd get something taht comes from an animal if you're looking to supplement. 100% whey protein isolate should do the trick.

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on April 16, 2012
at 12:25 PM

OH. So you aren't talking whey. You're taking the one by Garden of LIfe called RAW protein, correct?

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Oh maybe!! I have been VLC paleo and my trainer said I wasn't getting enough nutrients for my training so told me to start taking raw-protein (which tastes terrible btw!) and it just makes me so hungry!! is there anyway to stop the hunger? or just man up and ignore it?

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on April 16, 2012
at 11:49 AM

I think I may know why this is. If it is whey protein that you are consuming, the protein elicits an insulin response. Insulin in the absence of carbs/sugar could be resulting in low blood sugar, and thus causing your body to crave food/sugar to bring it back up again.

People like to forget that proteins cause insulin responses as well, they just don't have a glycemic load like carbs do.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on April 16, 2012
at 11:52 AM

Oh maybe!! I have been VLC paleo and my trainer said I wasn't getting enough nutrients for my training so told me to start taking raw-protein (which tastes terrible btw!) and it just makes me so hungry!! is there anyway to stop the hunger? or just man up and ignore it?

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on April 16, 2012
at 03:12 PM

oh yeah I am using natural whey supplement no additives..kind of thing

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on April 16, 2012
at 10:48 PM

That makes a lot of sense. We've gotta remember that 100% whey protein is processed and not the way we evolved consuming it. I've always thrown a raw egg in with my protein shakes to make it more of a proper meal. And lately I've been using full fat coconut milk instead of dairy, I can usually just have one of these shakes for breakfast to keep me going til early arvo, as long as I'm not working or using too much energy in the morning.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on April 16, 2012
at 03:33 PM

im using the myprotein total whey

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 16, 2012
at 12:25 PM

OH. So you aren't talking whey. You're taking the one by Garden of LIfe called RAW protein, correct?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 16, 2012
at 12:26 PM

...If that is the case, you're probably hungry just cause that powder is filled with absolute garbage. I'd get something taht comes from an animal if you're looking to supplement. 100% whey protein isolate should do the trick.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on April 16, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Its from the insulin response like forever stated.

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on April 16, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Do 100% protein shakes make you hungry?

I wouldn't know. I tend to stick to a paleo diet instead. ;)

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on April 16, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Try one or two tablespoons of heavy cream per shake, a dash of salt, and a teaspoon of http://www.amazon.com/Caffe-DVita-Imported-Espresso-Canisters/dp/B000IZ3GXA/ if you use chocolate shakes and are into such things.

If your shake isn't tasty try this http://www.amazon.com/ULTIMATE-NUTRITION-ISO-SENSATION-FUDGE/dp/B002EVPVS4/ . They're like milkshakes.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

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on April 16, 2012
at 03:26 PM

thanks!! i might try making a bulletproof coffee out of it in the morning? mix the coffee and protein??

Fe87afa634afe26f4f6fd956abe0b46a

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I get the same hunger feeling after shakes. I add 1/4 cup or so of coconut oil, and/or a couple raw eggs. It slows the feeling of hunger, and gives it a nice texture. And adds some great nutrients.

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