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    Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

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    Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 10:49 am

    Are We Getting Ripped with Protein or Ripped Off?

    Carbs are good. Carbs are bad. Butter’s good. Butter’s bad. Coconut oil is a miracle. No, it’s evil. After decades of diet trends and conflicting information, protein’s upstanding reputation has remained unscathed in Britain.

    Of course, it isn’t just protein — it’s industrialized society’s engineered version of it, added to powders and bars, flavoured and sweetened — and its popularity is more linked to convenience and perceptions of a “healthy active lifestyle” than to body-building.

    Casey Johnston examines the rise of protein and its most popular ready-to-drink delivery system: Muscle Milk. Wellness is a billion pound industry, and what she calls the blurring of “the line between supplements and food” signals a lucrative future for protein drinks and powder. Many questions remain: Can the human body even process all this processed protein? What does protein do for us?

    Read more on this report from Eater, and Longreads HERE




    OK this site is mainly aimed at Americans, but the argument works here just as well as it does over the pond.

    When I was in the Civil Service we had a great gym and I did a bit of powerlifting during that time. I also took some protein supplements to try to help with the body-shaping, and I can tell you that after stopping these protein supplements it became very hard to maintain the shape I desired.

    I wonder, does anybody else that reads ROB know anything about this ?


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    Re: Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 Apr 2018, 11:38 am

    Obviously, eating proteins does do the body good as it is used as the building blocks for our bodies, but I have never even considered buying those artificial protein drinks or supplements.

    I have always thought that what we do along these lines should be based on a good, balanced diet, and anything else is artificial.
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    Re: Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 11:11 am

    My middle grandson, who is 18 years old, does bodybuilding and when he is not weight-training he does take a lot of extra protein food to help him to bulk up.

    I have advised him not to depend on specialised protein drinks or foods, because of my experience with them, but the drive he has to build the "perfect" body means that he does everything he can to reach his goal.


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    Re: Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11:45 am

    I don't know why some men seem to think they look better when they are muscle-bound.

    Personally, I like an athletic body in a man, with a good six-pack, but not over-muscled.

    These people must be doing it to please their own mirror-image.

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    Re: Ripped, or ripped off with protein products ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:14 pm

    Laughing

    Yes, most body builders do it for their own gratification.

    Of course they also like to get compliments on the results of such hard work..


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