protein powder overdose?
- 02-18-2007, 11:17 PM
protein powder overdose?
Hi. My roommate is a freak with her protein powder. She has this "muscle building powder" in two so called flavors...vanilla and chocolate. I am concerned about her nutrition because she puts this stuff on everything she eats...although I must admit, she did have one that tasted alright...she took some steel cut oats and put the vanilla powder in them along with apples. So, do you think that this is freakishly unhealthy for her to be eating sooo much of the powder? She literally has like 30 pounds of it stashed in the kitchen...I think she is hording it for the coming armageddon, I really dont' know.
- 02-19-2007, 02:33 AM
you came to the right place. start reading! her protein powder either comes from soy, milk, or eggs. It sounds like you should be taking nutrition advice from her.
02-19-2007, 02:55 AM
a little bit better advice is you don't have anything to worry about. I doubt if she is just sprinkling it on food she is even taking that much. Regardless if she is making shakes or not, it is completely fine. Most people who weight lift take protein powder to help get more protein during the day.
02-19-2007, 09:59 PM
Anybody that eats steel cuts is already a champ God I love the stuff lol. Anyways protein powder is a great way to get a little bit of protein in with otherwise high-carb meals for many people. I know it makes breakfast easier tossing some chocolate powder in with my steel cut oats
02-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Nothing freakishly unhealthy about protein powder quig. I think most of the members here would be dead if that was the case On the other hand, it would be best if your friend can rely on whole foods as much as possible
02-19-2007, 11:28 PM
02-20-2007, 03:22 PM
you want to make sure you are drinking plenty of water with the protein. I'm sure she is. sounds like her diet is good. I put protein on everything too. Its pretty bad that people think we are freaks because we eat healthy.
02-20-2007, 03:59 PM
11-03-2007, 03:09 AM
11-03-2007, 09:27 AM
just to pile on:
if she's still eating "real (solid) food", and using the protein powder as an actual supplement, she's almost certainly fine. If she's replacing real food with the powder (or even trying to) that's not so good.
Signs of an "overdose" (so-called) would be extreme flatulence AND our old friend, "anal leakage" - and to be fair, BOTH of these could have other causes...but since protein is non-toxic, there's really no chance of an overdose.
11-03-2007, 02:25 PM
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