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Tha A Jizzle
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2009/08/03 19:18:04 (permalink)
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importance of whey in the morning?

Usually when I get up in a morning I tend to start my breakfast with a bowl of cereal covered in unflavoured whey, but I feel sure I read elsewhere that it is a waste of time having for breakfast. Is there any truth in this? and if so what is the reasoning?

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    Wilks
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/03 19:24:20 (permalink)
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    Dunno where you read that mate.  I think you'll find most people have protein in the morning as it's been so many hours from their last intake.

    I personally workout in the morning before work.  I have a protein shake with oats before my workout, and the same but with added fruit as my breakfast after my workout.
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/03 19:56:55 (permalink)
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    Tha A Jizzle

    Usually when I get up in a morning I tend to start my breakfast with a bowl of cereal covered in unflavoured whey, but I feel sure I read elsewhere that it is a waste of time having for breakfast. Is there any truth in this? and if so what is the reasoning?


    Protein, drip fed throughout the day is really what we all need - From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed... It only stops then, only cos we need to sleep...

    Then slow digesting proteins comes into their own.

    The type of protein source (whey or solid) at what time really depends upon how your diet is structured.

    Whey Isolate is very fast to absorb.. So as Wilks said you have been without protein for a fairly long period, so the faster you get aminos into your muscles the better IMO.
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/03 22:28:24 (permalink)
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    Sound advise above by wilks and growbaby.

    Protein in the morning is one of the most important times to consume it imo along with post wo.
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 08:21:32 (permalink)
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    Ive always gone for a protein shake in the morning, youve just gone 8hours or whatever of sleep without taking any protein.



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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 08:40:40 (permalink)
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    Agree completely, protein in the morning is the most important time to 'break' the 'fast' while you were asleep.
     
    The only time I don't have a shake in the morning is when I get up really hungry, and then I'll have a heap of scrambled egg instead.

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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 08:45:08 (permalink)
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    its protein, consume it with your meals..

    wouldn't worry about absorption too much.. will make minimal difference to gym rats
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 14:08:53 (permalink)
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    Try and focus on including protein into as many meals as possible and then supplement that with Protein shakes etc...

    It's important your body doesn't go hungry!  So taking it in the morning is just about as vital time as any...  Micellar Casein at night will help stop your body from going catabolic during the night...  
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 17:14:09 (permalink)
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    What's wrong with eating REAL food for breakfast instead of protein shakes? Get some bacon & eggs in you lad. By all means swig a bottle of whey on the way to work, but don't make it your sole source of protein in the morning.

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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 18:59:27 (permalink)
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    Tha A Jizzle

    Usually when I get up in a morning I tend to start my breakfast with a bowl of cereal covered in unflavoured whey, but I feel sure I read elsewhere that it is a waste of time having for breakfast. Is there any truth in this? and if so what is the reasoning?


    Protein, drip fed throughout the day is really what we all need - From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed... It only stops then, only cos we need to sleep...

    Then slow digesting proteins comes into their own.

    The type of protein source (whey or solid) at what time really depends upon how your diet is structured.

    Whey Isolate is very fast to absorb.. So as Wilks said you have been without protein for a fairly long period, so the faster you get aminos into your muscles the better IMO.


    However the results from studies that have quite literally drip fed amino acids show a blunting of protein balance after an intital peak. Better to take protein in a pulsate manner as we are designed to do, and do indeed do :)
     
    Whey, or any isolate is not 'needed' in the morning. Sure it may get absorbed a bit quicker than other proteins, but then you'll be slowing this rate down ingesting it with other food. Further you body isn't 'disolving muscle' if you don't get protein in you as soon as possible upon waking. You're not starving yourself overnight!
     
    It's no bad thing per se, but far from essential

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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 19:10:40 (permalink)
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    However the results from studies that have quite literally drip fed amino acids show a blunting of protein balance after an intital peak. Better to take protein in a pulsate manner as we are designed to do, and do indeed do :)
     
    Whey, or any isolate is not 'needed' in the morning. Sure it may get absorbed a bit quicker than other proteins, but then you'll be slowing this rate down ingesting it with other food. Further you body isn't 'disolving muscle' if you don't get protein in you as soon as possible upon waking. You're not starving yourself overnight!
     
    It's no bad thing per se, but far from essential

    I basically read the question as "should I have protein for breakfast" rather than "should I have whey powder for breakfast".  Being as we should be including protein in each meal, the answer to the first question is yes.  The answer to the second question would be no, as any source of protein would suffice.

    It's all in how you read it I guess.
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    Re:importance of whey in the morning? 2009/08/04 19:18:05 (permalink)
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    Dynamic Turtle

    What's wrong with eating REAL food for breakfast instead of protein shakes? Get some bacon & eggs in you lad. By all means swig a bottle of whey on the way to work, but don't make it your sole source of protein in the morning.

    DT


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