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13-11-2007, 16:21   #1
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Protein Shakes for women??

Hi all,

I'm looking for a tasty protein shake for women.I've just started training again,and I used have Promax Diet which was alright.

I've tried a whey/spy protein shake which now makes me fell nauseous even thinking about it.

Does anyone know any protein shakes for women? I'm not looking to starve myself,or replace meals.But I AM looking to have protein after a workout,and twice during the day when the hunger pangs strike between meals.

Any ideas?
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13-11-2007, 16:26   #2
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You don't really need a protein shake specifically for women. Any old whey from Nutrition X, ON or the likes will do the job perfectly.

If you are looking at one aimed specifically for women though I know that Nutrition X has rrecently released a product especially for women: http://www.pronutrition.ie/products....product&id=105
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Does anyone know any protein shakes for women? I'm not looking to starve myself,or replace meals.But I AM looking to have protein after a workout,and twice during the day when the hunger pangs strike between meals.
Slender-Pro from Nutrition X. It's a new whey protein designed specifically for women with whey protein concentrate, soya, waxy maize starch and green tea extract. Oh, and it's absolutely delicious!! I've just finished a tub of it and it's been really effective in helping me lose a bit of fat but retain lean mass. I take it between meals and post workout just as you described. Hyoooge thumbs up all round.
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Ya there is no specific brand for women,just use any previously suggested!
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It's a new whey protein designed specifically for women
Well specifically advertised for women, or is there something in there not suitable for men? I am thinking estrogen or something? label looks normal to me.

http://nutritionx.ie/Slender-Pro.html

I am sure it is a good product but is probably just as suited to men too, just smart marketing, sort of the reverse of how they rebranded pepsi max, coke zero, 7-up zero, so they had "macho" names, since many macho & homophobic type lads were scared of asking for "diet" drinks

This might appeal to some women scared of turning into hulks like the usual lads on these products!

Also g'em, would you consider whey protein powders to be "dairy", i.e. I know they are dairy based, but would people who have adverse reactions to say milk have the same reactions to whey? say on a gram per gram protein basis. I have seen in other threads people saying dairy products made them sluggish etc, just wondering if whey would too.

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Slender-Pro from Nutrition X. It's a new whey protein designed specifically for women with whey protein concentrate, soya, waxy maize starch and green tea extract. Oh, and it's absolutely delicious!! I've just finished a tub of it and it's been really effective in helping me lose a bit of fat but retain lean mass. I take it between meals and post workout just as you described. Hyoooge thumbs up all round.
Nice recommendation. I use protein shakes in the morning as the thought of solid food that early makes me feel a little nauseous. I'm not fussy and usually get the H&B brand.
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Which flavor is nicest also it says water or milk which would be nicer i don't want anything that would make me naseous
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Well specifically advertised for women, or is there something in there not suitable for men? I am thinking estrogen or something? label looks normal to me.
the soy would certainly turn a lot of guys off - soy isoflavones have been linked with increased oestrogen levels in men, but conversely have shown evidence of protecting women from oestrogen-related disorders. However, this is something that I need to look into further myself and to the best of my knowledge no conclusive data has been put forward either way.

Otherwise, no, there's no reason at all why guys couldn't drink this.

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I am sure it is a good product but is probably just as suited to men too, just smart marketing, sort of the reverse of how they rebranded pepsi max, coke zero, 7-up zero, so they had "macho" names, since many macho & homophobic type lads were scared of asking for "diet" drinks
this is one time I'm quite happy to see gender targeting advertising - if it encourages more women to get quality protein into their bodies and can help them manage their weight safely and healthy then it's a hugely positive thing. Unlike food-replacement shakes this is a food supplemental shake.

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Also g'em, would you consider whey protein powders to be "dairy", i.e. I know they are dairy based, but would people who have adverse reactions to say milk have the same reactions to whey? say on a gram per gram protein basis. I have seen in other threads people saying dairy products made them sluggish etc, just wondering if whey would too.
It would all depend on the lactose content of the whey. Some whey powders can be up to 75% lactose, others are very low in sugars. Slender Pro is 6g sugars per 100g although it doesn't give details as to the sugar source. My guess though would be it's dextrose/ glucose based because of the waxy maize starch content and not lactose based at all. If this is the case it would be a very easy shake for dairy intolerant people to drink.

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Nice recommendation. I use protein shakes in the morning as the thought of solid food that early makes me feel a little nauseous. I'm not fussy and usually get the H&B brand.
A lot of people are similar. Could I also suggest adding milled flax seeds into the shake? You said in the N + D forum that you eat them anyway (didn't you? I'm not going senile already?!) and taking them in the shake helps to slow digestion and gets those good fats into you early in the day.

It might also be worth taking a look at the composition of the H & B whey - I'm sure there's nothing wrong with it per say, but the quality of whey used in supplements can vary dramatically. It's just the same as with wholefoods - some breads are better than others, some fruit sources are better than others. Or Green and Blacks chocolate versus Lidl own brand

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Which flavor is nicest also it says water or milk which would be nicer i don't want anything that would make me naseous
I've been trying the chocolate - it's ridiculously creamy and seriously yum!! I'm *dying* to try the cookie one...
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the soy would certainly turn a lot of guys off - soy isoflavones have been linked with increased oestrogen levels in men,
Never heard that before today, I was reading your other post on the tofu. Think I get enough 0estrogen from my beer already!


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It would all depend on the lactose content of the whey.
I never knew it was mainly the lactose content that caused dairy intolerance. I am cutting down on my dairy at the moment, I have a slight skin complaint and am cutting it out to see if it helps. Will have to check my protein's lactose content. Thanks.
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Where can you buy this product in Dublin???
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Where can you buy this product in Dublin???
I mean where can you buy Slender Pro
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You don't really need a protein shake specifically for women. Any old whey from Nutrition X, ON or the likes will do the job perfectly.

If you are looking at one aimed specifically for women though I know that Nutrition X has rrecently released a product especially for women: http://www.pronutrition.ie/products....product&id=105
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A lot of people are similar. Could I also suggest adding milled flax seeds into the shake? You said in the N + D forum that you eat them anyway (didn't you? I'm not going senile already?!) and taking them in the shake helps to slow digestion and gets those good fats into you early in the day
Way ahead of you I find that mixing the seeds into the shake is the easiest way of eating them.

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It might also be worth taking a look at the composition of the H & B whey - I'm sure there's nothing wrong with it per say, but the quality of whey used in supplements can vary dramatically. It's just the same as with wholefoods - some breads are better than others, some fruit sources are better than others. Or Green and Blacks chocolate versus Lidl own brand
TBH I've never really compared the H&B composition to other brands. Here's a pdf of the label, I'd be interested in hearing from others what they think of it. Bear in mind that I'm only getting back into training right now.
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Slender-Pro from Nutrition X. It's a new whey protein designed specifically for women with whey protein concentrate, soya, waxy maize starch and green tea extract. Oh, and it's absolutely delicious!! I've just finished a tub of it and it's been really effective in helping me lose a bit of fat but retain lean mass. I take it between meals and post workout just as you described. Hyoooge thumbs up all round.
what are you supposed to use water or milk (low fat i'm assuming)???
tbh it tastes like lipotrim? i'm going to compare the two in ingredients
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you can also apparently buy slender pro in ben dunne gyms. I get mine in drogheda it is one of the cheapest around and is the only place I have found that sells the yummy chocolate mint flavour!!

does anybody know where i can get the malt cookie flavoured one, 'dying' to try it but have only been able to find the boring plian choc/vanilla/strawberry flavours on line (irish websites) and in dublin.
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