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Muscle Milk

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I STILL have yet to find a tolerable protein shake. :o I've had a few people tell me about Muscle Milk and how delicious it is. Anyone try it?

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Did you ever eat one of those Cadbury Creme Eggs at Easter and think, "My Lord, that is some good stuff...I should have another one." Then you eat the second one and the amount of sweet made you instantly nauseous? Muscle Milk is like skipping that first egg and going straight to Dos Vomito.

The powder smells like Brownie Mix...that should have been my first tip off, and I should have read the label first...it's full of fat. After the first shake, I gave my tub away. Blecccch.

I'm sticking with the Designer Whey, Body Fortress, and Spirutein. At least when I make those, they taste very similar to what a chocolate shake should taste like.

-Mike

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Did you ever eat one of those Cadbury Creme Eggs at Easter and think, "My Lord, that is some good stuff...I should have another one." Then you eat the second one and the amount of sweet made you instantly nauseous? Muscle Milk is like skipping that first egg and going straight to Dos Vomito.

The powder smells like Brownie Mix...that should have been my first tip off, and I should have read the label first...it's full of fat. After the first shake, I gave my tub away. Blecccch.

I'm sticking with the Designer Whey, Body Fortress, and Spirutein. At least when I make those, they taste very similar to what a chocolate shake should taste like.

-Mike

Honestly, I'm not so worried about the fat b/c I'm getting NO protein from shakes. :o If I actually like it (I'm gonna buy the premade) I'll take that for a bit. But knowing me, it'll make me gag. :rolleyes:

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Honestly, I'm not so worried about the fat b/c I'm getting NO protein from shakes. :o If I actually like it (I'm gonna buy the premade) I'll take that for a bit. But knowing me, it'll make me gag. :rolleyes:

The premade was only slightly better. While it gagged me, it took a couple of sips to really hit my spew button. Of the premades...the only that I can choke down is the EAS (cheap at target). It tastes like chocolate covered cardboard, but when you mix it with a little milk, it's somewhat palatable.

Good luck on your protein quest. I've said it before...finding a protein that works is THE HARDEST PART of this whole surgery thing!

-Muscle Mike

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I love the muscle milk, when i lifted weights i went through a 5 lbs tub in 2-3 weeks

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I like the EAS premade. I got them at Walmart. I added some skim milk sometimes.

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I just bought a case of the premade chocolate LITE muscle milk at COSTCO

I love it

20 grms protien

lactose free

160 cal

Im hooked on it :D

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I purchased Muscle Milk Lite and CIB (both pre-made) pre-op. Post-op the smell of the CIB made me feel sick. I used the Muscle Milk for about a week and then all of a sudden one day I just couldn't get it down. I found them in the cabinet the other day, DH is finishing them off so they aren't wasted.

I have found Isopure Dutch Chocolate to be the only protein shake I can handle the smell and taste of.

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I just bought a case of the premade chocolate LITE muscle milk at COSTCO

I love it

20 grms protien

lactose free

160 cal

Im hooked on it :D

Isn't that kinda like drinking regular milk?

FF milk...

16 ounces

180 cal

20 g. protein

???

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The MuscleMilk I bought had beaucoup carbs in it, so I thew it out. I look for protein that can be mixed with water, and hopefully 0 carbs.

I prefer Problend55 Mocha cappuccino - time release protein (huh?)

And Chocolate Chike.

Also Fage 2% yogurt. I travel 45 miles one way to get it about twice a month. I mix it with the SF pudding mixes (esp cheesecake) (1/4 pkg) and 2 oz milk. 20 g protein. Sometimes I toss some blueberries in with it. Sometimes I mix SF raspberry jam in it too.

Don't buy large containers of protein until you settle on THE ONE.

GrandmaRose

Lap RNY 05/08/08

62 pounds down.

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Muscle milk made me uber sick when I was newly post op. It was highly recommended at the Vitamin Shoppe, but alas, a little lactose intolerance made it an impossibility for me...

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Currently I'm digging the Muscle Milk Light pre made cartons. They're 20g of protein and only 8 1/2 oz.

Personally, I like the taste. I'm going back and forth between those and the EAS Atvant Edge 17g for 11oz premade shakes.

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Currently I'm digging the Muscle Milk Light pre made cartons. They're 20g of protein and only 8 1/2 oz.

Personally, I like the taste. I'm going back and forth between those and the EAS Atvant Edge 17g for 11oz premade shakes.

I've tried the EAS, and didn't like that. Man I'm so picky!

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I had the same problems with muscle milk, too much rich flavor. Saturated Fat and sugar w/protein bad combo. couldn't get through the first shake. I go with Optimum Nutrition's gold standard, Rocky road flavor seems to be the best flavor that I have not gotten sick of in the last year of use. ON also has many flavors, I think like 16, but the cool thing is they have weights between 1 and 10 lbs, so you can pick up a 1lb for $20 and if you realize you don't like it you are only out $20. the down side to ON gold standard is that it's whey concentrate so if you are sensitive to milk this product is probably not for you. look into Whey Isolates they are a little more expensive but if thats all you can use...

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I had the same problems with muscle milk, too much rich flavor. Saturated Fat and sugar w/protein bad combo. couldn't get through the first shake. I go with Optimum Nutrition's gold standard, Rocky road flavor seems to be the best flavor that I have not gotten sick of in the last year of use. ON also has many flavors, I think like 16, but the cool thing is they have weights between 1 and 10 lbs, so you can pick up a 1lb for $20 and if you realize you don't like it you are only out $20. the down side to ON gold standard is that it's whey concentrate so if you are sensitive to milk this product is probably not for you. look into Whey Isolates they are a little more expensive but if thats all you can use...

I need something that doesn't taste or smell "proteiny" LOL

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Taste is so individual so I cant say it will work for you but I love Premium Protein at Costco. Chocolate and Vanilla flavor.

I also just recently ordered a bunch of samples from this website vitalady.com

Vitalady has so many flavors and shipping isnt bad.

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I need something that doesn't taste or smell "proteiny" LOL

that's a tough one. no matter how you cut it its still protein. Look into the Protein isolates. companies are able to make isolate with fruit flavors so its a little more like juice. where whey concentrate has to be a milk shake type flavor because of the lactose in the concentrate. I think the concentrate is where protein gets its heavy feel in your throat.

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Hello Nicole,

Have you heard about the Lean Body RTDs (Ready-to-Drink) from Labrada Nutrition? Those are the ones I use and many of my clients who had GBS like using them as well since they are easy to digest and they taste great (understanding of course that taste is highly subjective).

Each carton has 40 grams of protein so you can split it in two servings (which can be easily done since the container has a resealable cap). Half a serving contains:

20 g protein

4.5 g carbs (of which 2.5 are fiber)

0 sugar

4.5 g good fats

It comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Bananas and Cream, Strawberries and Cream. My personal favorite is the bananas and cream.

You can get them through the labrada.com site, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World or some other independent nutrition stores.

I hope this helps!

Best of Health,

Hugo Rivera, CFT, SPN, BSCE

President/CEO HR Fitness Inc.

Best Selling Fitness Author

Guide to Bodybuilding.About.com

Creator of The Body Re-Engineering System

[email protected]

|| HUGO RIVERA -Your Unbiased Source for Body Building & Fitness Information ||

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Hello Nicole,

Have you heard about the Lean Body RTDs (Ready-to-Drink) from Labrada Nutrition? Those are the ones I use and many of my clients who had GBS like using them as well since they are easy to digest and they taste great (understanding of course that taste is highly subjective).

Each carton has 40 grams of protein so you can split it in two servings (which can be easily done since the container has a resealable cap). Half a serving contains:

20 g protein

4.5 g carbs (of which 2.5 are fiber)

0 sugar

4.5 g good fats

It comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Bananas and Cream, Strawberries and Cream. My personal favorite is the bananas and cream.

You can get them through the labrada.com site, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World or some other independent nutrition stores.

I hope this helps!

Best of Health,

Hugo Rivera, CFT, SPN, BSCE

President/CEO HR Fitness Inc.

Best Selling Fitness Author

Guide to Bodybuilding.About.com

Creator of The Body Re-Engineering System

[email protected]

|| HUGO RIVERA -Your Unbiased Source for Body Building & Fitness Information ||

I usually don't purchase RTD's for the main reason of cost, and I have not been impressed with the taste/texture, most of them are too thick like syrup reminds me of muscle milk. But sometimes I forget to plan ahead and have to buy an RTD at the convenience store. The Labrada lean body drinks are the best ones I have tried. I would recommend them over others.

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