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Old 06-06-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default protein powder, paleo, yes or no?

For those who stay paleo, what type of protein powder do you use? If you use whey, do you consider it cheating the paleo plan?

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Old 06-06-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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Default powder food

isn't paleo....

still, it works well for a lot of people. I use one that has a blend of milk proteins and no sugar.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:32 PM   #3
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Jordan-

I would not attack this from a paleo/not paleo perspective but rather is it A-healthy or B-helpful to performance?

Depending upon the circumstances it may be yes and no in both those situations. I REALLY recommend folks stick with solid food unless they simply can not get in enough food otherwise.

It is very easy to overdo liquid foods, both in carbs and total amount of calories.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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I still have some whey left over from my pre-Paleo days, I use it after long weekend metcon workouts in my PWO shake. When it runs out I doubt I'll replace it.

I typically use either hemp protein or glandular powders (www.leviticus11.com) for my typical shake additions.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:53 PM   #5
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Dr. G, what's the logic behind the hemp and glandular powders? Not challenging, just curious.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for the response guys.
I have cabinet full of protein powders that I haven't used since I switched to paleo, plus my blender broke around the same time, so it's been easy to avoid them. The reason I ask is that I find at times I am eating way too many eggs, along with way too many avocados. Something seems funny with digestion when this happens, so I was seeking an alternative. And a bucket full of all natural whey protein sitting collecting dust may be put to use. but, I think I am going to keep holding off, and just go easy on my avo's and eggs. Plus, I just stocked my freezer full of bison, that'll keep me busy for a while!

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Old 06-07-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Garrett - why not egg white protein powder? And I second Greg's question about hemp and glandular proteins.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:48 AM   #8
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Hemp seed protein - while it's milled a bit, it's a seed, so it's Paleo in my book.

Whey - just using it to get rid of it, it came in a 7# jar and I just won't throw away decent protein, plus chocolate protein plus blueberries is a good treat.

Glandulars - if there's any part of an animal carnivores should eat, it's the glands, most bang for the buck nutritionally, also more yin energy (muscle meat is very yang, most people are very yin deficient)

Egg - anything other than raw whole eggs gives me bad gas, and my mother has tested to have an egg sensitivity, so I stick to raw eggs only (which I mix with my glandular powder in a shake).

Hope that covered it.

There is also flax seed protein powder, I've seen that from Nature's Way, that would be Paleo-sourced as well.
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I've been using a blend of hemp with a dash of whey (super duper filtered stuff).

The fiber boost from the hemp is.. well.. interesting... in the mornings.

Toilet paper use has decreased dramatically. TMI, sorry.

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Coffee plus hemp protein equals BM.

Sad thing is that a serving of hemp protein gives one as much fiber (maybe more) than most Americans eat in a whole day...

Brad, you need to go to the Cottonelle wet wipes, man...
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