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Protein shakes and bars

alexisp3001alexisp3001 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
Hi I’m relatively new to actively trying to eat properly, I’ve always had a healthy-ish diet but now I’m really focusing on protein intake to gain weight and muscle. I’ve been having one protein bar a day along with naturally high in protein foods the most I’ve gotten to is 50g of protein so I was wondering if it’s okay to have a protein shake and a protein bar in the same day? Obviously these aren’t replacing my meals they’re just adding to my protein intake.

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  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,579 Member Member Posts: 8,579 Member
    Yep. Just fine.
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 6,414 Member Member Posts: 6,414 Member
    Agreed. I like both in a day's time. It makes everything fun. :)
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 27,122 Member Member Posts: 27,122 Member
    Protein is protein, no matter the source.

    I am perplexed that you are only getting to about 50 grams per day with a protein bar included. Center your meals on the protein. My breakfast is nearly always plain greek yogurt, mixed with protein powder and berries. That usually gets me about 40 g of protein, just at breakfast. If I had oatmeal or waffles, I'd never hit my protein goal.
    edited August 31
  • jessef593jessef593 Member Posts: 2,281 Member Member Posts: 2,281 Member
    Yep.

    I have 4 scoops of whey a day with the addition of a protein bar on harder work days. That's ontop of my animal and grain sourced protein.


    I also agree with @quiksylver296 . With the addition of a protein bar. Which are generally in the 20g range. I have no idea how you're only getting 50g a day. What is your total calorie intake? Because I'm worried it might be extremely low with that amount of protein.

    I personally get over 100g a day before touching any whey. Just from eating meats, grains, and produce

  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 8,322 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,322 Member
    Protein is protein, no matter the source.

    I am perplexed that you are only getting to about 50 grams per day with a protein bar included. Center your meals on the protein. My breakfast is nearly always plain greek yogurt, mixed with protein powder and berries. That usually gets me about 40 g of protein, just at breakfast. If I had oatmeal or waffles, I'd never hit my protein goal.

    I share @quiksylver296's perplexity. If you are concentrating on raising your protein it seems odd to only be getting 50g per day.

    Have you recently switched to a plant based only diet? Sometimes people that are new to that WOE struggle with protein.

    ETA: When I read that I realize it may look like I am badmouthing PB diets. WOE = way of eating.
    edited August 31
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,637 Member Member Posts: 9,637 Member
    I do it all the time.
  • fstricklfstrickl Member Posts: 664 Member Member Posts: 664 Member
    I like RX bars, they don’t taste chalky, I think they taste yummy. And there’s no refine sugar (I know sugar is sugar but at least they’re sweetened with figs so they have a lower glycemic index)
  • imxnianneimxnianne Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    I honestly do it everyday. Nothing wrong to having both. Heck, have 2 bars while at it. Protein can be hard to intake, especially when your appetite isn’t there on a busy day.
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,579 Member Member Posts: 8,579 Member
    Protein is protein, no matter the source.

    I am perplexed that you are only getting to about 50 grams per day with a protein bar included. Center your meals on the protein. My breakfast is nearly always plain greek yogurt, mixed with protein powder and berries. That usually gets me about 40 g of protein, just at breakfast. If I had oatmeal or waffles, I'd never hit my protein goal.

    I didn't pluck the disagree button 👀

    There are different grades of protien from high quality to low quality. There literally is a whey protien product that is/was highly marketed by a extremely well known fitness corporation. One problem it's missing all the EAAs(one could only assume they removed them). Without EAAs such as Leucine, valine, isoleucine...MPS cannot take place. In this case it would make protien only a energy source and inferior to other protein sources.

    edited September 17
  • ritzvinritzvin Member, Premium Posts: 2,742 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,742 Member
    Protein is protein, no matter the source.

    I am perplexed that you are only getting to about 50 grams per day with a protein bar included. Center your meals on the protein. My breakfast is nearly always plain greek yogurt, mixed with protein powder and berries. That usually gets me about 40 g of protein, just at breakfast. If I had oatmeal or waffles, I'd never hit my protein goal.

    ditto. As a meat & dairy-eater, I'm usually way over my minimum.
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