- Oct 11, 2011
Piggy backing off a recent threat re: blending foods, I wanted to gain some insight into powders vs whole foods. For years everyone parrots the concept that whole foods are better. I've even made practice of it only trying to do shakes as an added supplement if needed. But all I can gather is the only pro of whole foods is the ability to curb appetite or hunger pains. So the question is that if a shake fills you up enough is not as beneficial or more than whole foods. Correct me if I'm wrong but whey is supposed to the best bio-available protein with the best amino acid profile. So if I go on True Nutrition and build a MRE with a legit whey, sweet potato powder, oat powder and some good fats, am I not getting the same nutrition and absorption as eating a plate of chicken, rice and broccoli? The reason I bring this up is that I'm sick of eating 6 whole meals a day and 5-600 calorie shakes can satisfy me for a few hours on end so can I do 4 meals and 2 shakes with same macros and get same benefits?