Whey protein

Answered on September 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Hey guys, I am fairly new to paleo and I am having a good experience with itso far but I am struggling with the price due to the expensive component of the diet, the animal protein. I am currently on part time work due to loss of employment at my previous job and money is tight. I have been having issues recovering on a low protein diet of around 150g a day and when I recently bumped it up to 205g I noticed massive improvement in my ability to recover and also my progress to be greatly enhanced by the added protein. Problem is, this becomes expensive. Very expensive. Now I have bought a 50kg supply of bulk powder and I am getting around 300g of protein for ??1.55. So now I am getting around 150g of protein a day from whey, this leaves me free to spend my money on a bit of animal protein but also to be able to afford all the fruits and veggies I want and basically only spending the same amount I did before going paleo. Are there any real problems with paleo plus whey if I do not suffer from lactose intolerance?

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on August 25, 2014
at 07:56 PM

Most people are not doing heavy lifting and hill sprints and sled drags most days of the week.


 Eating 100g of protein while doing hard training is not a good idea from the point of view of most strong people. I wish to get stronger and be able to recover. I have different needs compared to most people in North America.


on August 25, 2014
at 08:08 PM

I agree with you, most people don't do as much as activity as you do. But I still wouldn't call 150g protein per day a low protein either lol. It is not a huge amount for someone like you but then again there was no way to tell from the original post since there wasn't anything there about activity levels or height, body weight, activity level, fitness goals, etc. Best of luck, protein ususally is the most expensive part of the diet. Try to see if you can find a place close to you that sells meats in bulk quantities. I have one near where I live and I buy the primal cuts of meat, which come out a lot cheaper, the only bad part is that you have to butcher a large chunk of meat and turn it into several steaks, ground meat, etc.


on August 25, 2014
at 07:39 PM

"...low protein diet of around 150g a day..." lol

That's not a low protein diet at all, that's actually a lot more protein than the vast majority of the population of the U.S. consumes on a daily basis. Protein can be quite cheap actually, especially if you are willing to buy pork or chicken. Beef prices have been really high lately though. Canned fish is also an easy way to get cheap protein in a pinch. Eggs are also ridiculously cheap sources of protein, I could get 18 eggs (that's about 110g of protein) for $3 where I live. Also, since you do dairy, you could just buy yourself a 16oz (~0.5kg) block of cheese for cheap, plenty of protein right there.

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