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      02-21-2019, 07:46 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by The0pportunist View Post
I've just bought my first protein powder:

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder with Glutamine and
Amino Acids Protein Shake by ON - Chocolate Peanut Butter, 27 Servings, 891 g

Can anyone suggest how often i should be taking it?
Can it be used as a meal replacement?


Thank you kindly.
Most tend to use it after their workout, but you can use the powder anyway you would like. In my eyes its just a cheap(depending on how you buy it) way to get a lot of protein. In the past I blended it with my coffee and used it as my first meal of the day. Often I'll mix powder and peanut butter into oatmeal for a solid meal/snack. Can't go wrong blending up powder, Peanut butter, and a banana.

Regarding how often, that is completely up to you and should be determined based on how much protein you're trying to take in. Like I mentioned early in this thread I try to get 1g of protein per lb(.45kg) of body mass, so 200g a day for myself. So If I know that I haven't met that quota then I'll maybe have another protein shake before bed.

I usually use MyProtein Impact Whey because it is crazy cheap(I believe a UK based company). I dont believe in all of the hyped up protein brands/blends. I think I got 100 servings for less then $30 last month.