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I do not understand why people spend so much money on protein powder which has 17g of protein/serving when you can buy a pint of skimmed milk for 40p which has around 18-20g of protein and nearly no fat?

Is there something I'm missing here, because I am going to be relying on milk for bulking/ as a major protein source.

Or is is better to use shakes/powder?

By the way low fat cheese and tuna and yoghurt as well.
Surely natural food is better?
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(Original post by coren111)
I do not understand why people spend so much money on protein powder which has 17g of protein/serving ?
Most shakes tend to provide more protien than that no? Also, im sure people will also take milk on top of their shakes. Its much easier to put some powder in a flask and make it up after (or during) a work out than to carry around a bottle of milk.

correct me if im wrong, but do shakes not also provide other nutrients that are not present (or not as abundent) in milk?
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Most shakes tend to provide more protien than that no? Also, im sure people will also take milk on top of their shakes. Its much easier to put some powder in a flask and make it up after (or during) a work out than to carry around a bottle of milk.

correct me if im wrong, but do shakes not also provide other nutrients that are not present (or not as abundent) in milk?
So are you saying people prefer protein shakes because they have more protein? OK - but not all do.

It is much easier to walk into tescos and get a pint of cold milk that is readfy to drink rather than mix up a shake at home and take it with you - also it has to be drunk within 20 minutes or so, no?
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I mix my protein powder with milk, so i get the benefits of both :p:
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I wasn't under the impression milk had that much protein?Are you sure it's not milligrams?

You can get anything from 25-50g in whey/protein shakes.
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it's just an extra nutrion you intake, on top of all the fodo you consume.
Most people miss it with milk is well so that will be double the amount of normal milk. Then a hand full of nuts, with some wheat sandwhich...roughly 100g sorted :O in just one meal
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milk is 3% protein, so a litre of milk is 30g of protein at around 80p (sainsburys semi skimmed). A serving of whey is 39p for 20g of protein (phd pharma whey monstersuppliments) so per gram of protein whey is cheaper. And that is a fairly expensive protein powder as well
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Protein powder mixed with water is more effective than having it with milk if you're taking it right after a workout.

So the protein can work faster than milk, plus your facts sound wrong.
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(Original post by coren111)
I do not understand why people spend so much money on protein powder which has 17g of protein/serving when you can buy a pint of skimmed milk for 40p which has around 18-20g of protein and nearly no fat?

Is there something I'm missing here, because I am going to be relying on milk for bulking/ as a major protein source.

Or is is better to use shakes/powder?

By the way low fat cheese and tuna and yoghurt as well.
Surely natural food is better?

My PhD Pharma whey has per 100g:
80g of protein

Milk has how much protein?!

Now do the maths I take mine with water or rice milk to minimise fat intake.

(Original post by Bebbs)
milk is 3% protein, so a litre of milk is 30g of protein at around 80p (sainsburys semi skimmed). A serving of whey is 39p for 20g of protein (phd pharma whey monstersuppliments) so per gram of protein whey is cheaper. And that is a fairly expensive protein powder as well
It's cheaper than maximuscle and tastes so much better.

There is so much you can do with whey -

Uber Porridge:
Oats
Rice milk OR Half milk Half water
A massive handful of ground nuts
Make the prorridge
Add some unflavoured whey
Sultanas to flavour

Niiiice

OP - I take protein shake unmixed and just add water when I'm ready to drink it.
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It's cheaper than maximuscle and tastes so much better.
yeah i know, im using pharma whey atm, I was just saying you can get whey even cheaper from MP, to make sure the OP knew how wrong he is!
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you also said "people spend so much money on protein shakes" - whey actually works out cheaper, per gram of protein like bebbs said. Also if you have the right supplier, it can be damn cheap - myproteins unflavoured for example, and i know there are other sites that sell it in bulk for cheap
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(Original post by Bebbs)
yeah i know, im using pharma whey atm, I was just saying you can get whey even cheaper from MP, to make sure the OP knew how wrong he is!
Yeah I know LOL which flavour(s) you got? I'm a mintchoc or vanilla person right now.
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Yeah I know LOL which flavour(s) you got? I'm a mintchoc or vanilla person right now.
chocoloate cookie ftw
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Ok thanks for sorting out that protein is cheaper if you buy it in bulk - I didn't know that.
But is there anything wrong if I drink loads of milk so I consume almost as much protein?
Fat-free milk that is.

Also I am right with my facts. Milk has 3.3g of protein per 100 ml, so 1 pint (568 ml) has 18.7g of protein and less than 1g of fat.
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your gonna have to drink a hell of a lot of milk lol
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Milk is vile as it is. My poor body rejects lactose, so I'm sticking with ma whey. I'm such a special child :trytofly:
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Yea, It's just not worth it...really isn't.

Just buy some protein powder, so much easier, cheaper, more effective.
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Yea, It's just not worth it...really isn't.

Just buy some protein powder, so much easier, cheaper, more effective.
OK I understand the easier, I understand the cheaper, but why effective?
Surely 40g of milk protein is just as good as 40g of preotein shakes protein?
At least milk protein doesn't have all the added sugar, fat and junk like skimmed milk powder.
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whey protein is not skimmed milk powder.
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Fat and sugar and junk?

If you mix a scoop of WPC80 with water you get less sugar and less fat than is in semi-skimmed milk

You could mix it with skimmed milk and still have less fat than semi-skimmed, and helluvalot more protein
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