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Whey Protein with Reboot

Ask the Nutritionist

Posted by centurion on 4 years ago

I am planning to go for a 15-day reboot and thinking of supplementing the juices with a protein powder. I already have whey protein at home, and want to use it as an additive in the juices. One scoop is 24 gm protein, 120 calories, 1 g sugar. I am thinking of using 2-3 scoops a day. Is this going to be ok?

I also saw the new protein powder recommended by the reboot site. Is that better?

Please guide, and thanks!

This topic contains 8 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by centurion 4 years ago.

Replies To Whey Protein with Reboot

  • WJS

    4 years ago

    Whey protein is a dairy product and it is not advised to have dairy at all on the reboot. They recommend a vegetable based protein powder like pea protein (this is what I use) also a product called Vega one that is vegetable based also one that Joe has developed himself that is available in the US.

  • centurion

    4 years ago

    Thanks WJS. Is there a reason for the strict non-dairy rule? I am planning not to drink milk during the reboot, but can the whey protein not work? (Just trying to avoid buying protein powders that I do not end up using.)

  • WJS

    4 years ago

    Hi Centurion, the reboot is vegetable and fruit based only. Having the veg and fruit juice only is meant to give our digestive system a break and flood it with nutrients, this allows it to heal and focus on faster fat loss. Dairy, grains etc.. are hard to digest so even if you add solid food which would slow the process down it is still recommended to only eat fruit and vegetables.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Dear centurion

    We do encourage rebooters to stick to a 100% plant based diet during this phase to increase the detoxification process and their success. I also would only suggest 1 scoop per day unless you are highly active with exercise then I would suggest extra juice and an extra serve of protein powder. Joes Reboot powder is vegan based - http://shop.rebootwithjoe.com/

  • centurion

    4 years ago

    Thank you WJS and Claire. It will be hard for me to stick to a juice-only routine due to many reasons (work schedule, social gatherings, ad-hoc chores etc.). I'll try to do juicing as much as possible. When not possible, I'll just eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

    I guess the answer is no, but I'm still inclined to ask - are nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans also a no-no, or can I have a few pieces daily?

  • WJS

    4 years ago

    Claire is the proper nutritionist here I am just a fellow rebooter. :) But sadly it's a NO on any nuts. They are again difficult to digest and would defeat the purpose of the reboot. Only fruit and vegetables are allowed.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Centurion,

    Yes WJS is correct. Nuts are not recommended until you go into transition beyond the reboot! You can still consume these foods and commit to a modified reboot as this is entirely your reboot. Consuming as much fruits and vegetables is desirable for the best results. A reboot is a wonderful time to have a digestive break from many harder to digest foods and nourish for a small period of time with just fruits and vegetables. Let us know how you go!

  • centurion

    4 years ago

    Thanks WJS and Claire.I have started the "easier-than-the-book" reboot today. Had some walnut halves, green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, cut fruits and veggies, coconut water.

    Plan is to follow this till end of week and then be brave and take on the real 15-day juicing challenge as per the "code".

    It's really good to have the community support for questions and encouragement.

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