olderguy wrote:This often seems to be the case. Trainees go from doing nothing to doing something and notice a benefit. This is why I wonder if the benefits would be just as good from other good quality sources of protein such as eggs, fish or meat? Is one source of protein way ahead of the others or are they all pretty much the same?
Im allergic to dairy products so I really dont want to spend a lot of
time reading up on something that Im allergic to. I just wanted to know
what you were using or if you were using anything before using whey and
how it compared?Okay. My apologies for misunderstanding you. I used nothing before whey.
Whey is just a protein source, any good source will do. For me, the whey is a matter of convenience. My only point is that whey is not some voodoo supplement, it's just a good protein source.
All the protein sources have a bit different balance of amino acids, if I recall, eggs, and whey are among the best. but there is little need to quibble over the differences.
The other factor is how quickly they digest. Whey is quite fast, making it good for the period of time around the workout, not as good at other times, unless you slow it down with some fats.
If you want to put on muscle you need to eat about 1.2g of protein per kg of bodyweight a day. And have enough carbohydrates to fuel your actives. Basically you need to stress the system and feed it.