- Dec 20, 2017
Whey is food not a "supplement". It is just another means of meeting nitrogen requirements. It has the advantage of not coming along with other fats and carbs which can be helpful if you are controlling calories tightly.
Try getting 220 grams of protein daily from eggs! Along with that you will get 157g of fat (or an extra 1400 cals). This is why eggs suck as a protein source if you are looking to be lean. Oh...but what about the guys who say just eat the whites?....Well of the 7g of pro in an egg, 3-4 of those are in the yolk, so your egg while is 3-4g or pro. So eat 9 eggwhites and that is a scoop of whey. Not really practical. Sure....good food, but impractical as a primary protein source. (unless you are just wanting to be 'big' and being lean is not a goal)
I love when people say....."just eat food". Half these people have not seen an abdominal vein in their lives and will never. When you are attempting to be lean, it get VERY hard to get your protein requirements in while keeping fat in check. While I could eat 3 lbs of chicken breasts a day, that is not anything I feel like doing. I instead rely heavily on whey and get aprox 1/3 of my intake daily from it. (along with 1lb of some lean meat, and the rest dairy). When I am restricting more, I will even rely more heavily on whey to hit my protein levels while keeping overall cals low.
good post, however, I do think most of the posts saying "just eat food" are in response to a teens wanting to take steroids, however, I could be wrong!