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Thread: Protein Powder Lean vs Weight Gain

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    Protein Powder Lean vs Weight Gain

    Is there a difference in types of protein powder for getting lean vs. weight gain?

    I know whey protein digests faster and casein protein dissolves slower.

    Is it the protein types that make the difference or is it the fillers and/or sugars that are added?

    I'm looking for a protein powder to help me get lean and has a high protein number per scoop.

    Thanks!!

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    Read the labels.
    Usually 100% whey, whey iso, and they protein are like .5-2g fat, 2-6g carbs [2g sugar] and 21-30g protein.

    The weight gainers are like 6-15g fat, 20-60g carbs [20-38g sugar] and 30-50g protien

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    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwh7699 View Post
    Thanks!!!
    Both can have a purpose they just have to be figured into your plan. Typically what I do is buy the lowest calorie whey protein I can get because it gives you flexibility to create your own post workout meals and shakes. For example,

    Pre workout I will add a banana, two tables spoons of natty PB and two scoops of whey and that will give me some fats and carbs for training. Post workout I will omit the banana and PN and use Creatine, maybe a tea spoon of honey, but will basically have a low sugar low calorie PWO that fits into my dieting scheme at the time.

    When you buy a weight gainer or meal replacement. You can’t subtract out the other ingredients to lean it up. Where as with the whey protein you can always add macros in.
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    Also I will add 8 ounces of whole milk if I want both slow and fast digesting protein since milk has a high casein content.
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    Great Info...double thanks.

    GNC 100% Whey Isolate is as follows...

    28G Protein
    140 Calories
    4G Carbs
    1G Fat
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    Thanks for the info!!

    Makes sense it's easier to add to a Lean Powder then to take away from a Weight Gainer that already has ingredients, you're trying to possibly avoid, already added to it.

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