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Hemp Protein Powder?
« on: May 10, 2009, 03:15:37 PM »
Hey all -

I'm reading "Paleo Diet for Athletes" - and I'm trying to find a good paleo source for a protein shake (which is recommended after a particularly tough workout).  I found Hemp protein at TJ's today; but i'm not sure about it, as it does contain a bit of cane sugar... 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a paleo-friendly protein powder?

Thanks a bunch -

Matt

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 06:55:48 PM »
egg protein powder has about 22g of protein per scoop and egg white have a PER of 100%


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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 09:12:14 PM »
thanks, Wlfdg!

Where do you find your egg protein powder?

Matt

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 09:25:06 PM »
thanks, Wlfdg!

Where do you find your egg protein powder?

Matt
Howdy Matt, I don't use supplements any longer. This is what I was using.
http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/100-egg-protein-p-220.html
I used to order it online direct from them.
What's your sport or goal? Bodybuilding, cycling, etc...?
Chris

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 10:28:41 PM »
Is that where the whole "protein shake" is coming from?  Note that the "for Atheletes" part of "Paleo Diet for Atheletes" is actually not paleo, so unless you're Mark Spitz and can't actually ingest all the calories you need on a paleo diet, you don't necessarily have to follow the athelete specific advice there.  Just having some eggs or meat might be a better idea.

That said, I second egg protein over whey if you really want a shake.  At least whole eggs are paleo, while whey is not.


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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 01:00:09 AM »
Warren -

Yes, the book recommends drinking a protein/recovery shake immediately following workouts, particularly high intensity workouts.  The reason for the shake is, although your body is screaming nutrients/glucose stores to be replaced, you usually don't want to eat right after a workout.  So, the author recommends drinking a lot of water, and using a recovery shake.  The recovery shake is a combination of carbs and protein (using fruit/juice/protein). 

Although most people do not workout at the intensity that would require the shake, as the author points out, i was looking into doing something along those lines, as my workouts do tend to go an hr and half or so.  My goal is to trim down, get stronger.  I do about a 10 min of cardio warmup, half hr of weight training (a very intense workout that is basically circuit training with no breaks), and about 45 min of cardio afterward.  Intensity varies on the cardio stuff; usually I do not push myself on days where I'm also lifting. 

The reason I bought the book, is two-fold - I wanted to learn about the Paleo diet, and also to learn how to *time* my meals (when and what to eat before/after workouts) to maximize my workouts, and not hit a wall, or get fatigued in the middle of a workout. 

I'm still not sold on using a shake - but was just curious as to what protein powder would be considered 'paleo'.

Thanks for your input!

Matt

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 07:52:50 AM »
I'm still not sold on using a shake - but was just curious as to what protein powder would be considered 'paleo'.

Hey Matt, If you are someone who can eat after training a few hardboiled egg whites, a banana, 1/2 an avocado and water will get into blood stream nearly as fast as a shake.
There aren't any un-Paleo ingredients.
 

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 12:38:33 PM »
Matt…if you want to give egg white powder a try without buying a large amount of it, you can get a product called “just whites” at most grocery stores in the baking section.  There’s nothing else added.  It is pasteurized, I assume all would be.  This link is just egg whites too, not the one I was looking for but a Much better price if you’re going to use it often.  A tiny can at the store is about 12 bucks while this is about 10 bucks for a whole pound!… http://www4.netrition.com/now_egg_white_protein_page.html#NUTFACTS

I like shakes now and then but solid food does keep me feeling full for much longer than liquid anything…egg white powder added or not.

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 05:23:01 PM »
I think we can also get plain egg whites (in a carton) in the freezer section in Australia - maybe you can try there also?

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Re: Hemp Protein Powder?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 09:16:14 PM »
I think we can also get plain egg whites (in a carton) in the freezer section in Australia - maybe you can try there also?

Plain egg whites are also available in cartons in USA in many stores.   I get them at Trader Joes in the dairy/egg section - not frozen just refrigerated.