…that’s the question

January 11, 2011

It ties in nicely with my previous post, plus it’s quite hilarious.

Whey or Casein?
When it comes to packing on serious mass, calories are king, along with plenty of protein to ensure that mass is muscle. That’s why hardgainers should drink protein shakes between meals. But what kind of protein powder is best?

Answer: Casein. Research has found that when subjects consumed a whey protein shake 90 minutes before eating a buffet-style meal, they ate significantly less food than when they consumed a casein shake before. Whey appears to boost levels of the hunger-blunting hormones cholecystokinin and glucagonlike peptide-1 much higher than casein does. So go with casein to keep you hungry, which will allow you to consume more calories throughout the day and add more mass.” (Source: http://flex.weideronline.eu/ – geared towards men*)

For comparison:

10. Outwit Your Appetite
Eating six small meals a day to help control your appetite doesn’t work for everybody. “Eating that often increases your exposure to food and ups the chances that you’ll be tempted to overeat,” says Musante. To control calories, he advises that you have just three meals a day and skip snacks. Musante also notes that the sight of food can stimulate your appetite, so keep it all out of view. “You should even wrap leftovers in aluminum foil, not plastic, so you won’t be tempted when you open the fridge,” he says.” (Source: fitnessmagazin.com – geared towards women*)

(* I do not mean to imply that this is actually primarily a gender issue.)

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