I know the common conception in the paleo community for a long time has been that one really should get their food from whole sources and avoid processing of any kind. This conception continues when it comes to protein drinks. It has been said that Whey protein is insuligenic and shouldn't be consumed as it will cause you to gain mass in both muscle and fat by spiking your insulin levels. I have always been a firm believer in this and have always done what I can to get other to buy into Salmon and Sweet Potatoes as a post workout meal versus a protein shake, however I've begun to notice lately the guys in the gym that are making the biggest gains consistently are also the guys that don't necessarily subscribe to this philosophy. Pound some weights then drink a shake. They are quite a bit stronger than I am and don't seem to be experiencing any unsightly weight gain as a result. Some have even gotten leaner and bigger from what I can tell. What has been your experience? I've recently started a new job and have gained free access to the corporate gym; a 2nd gym other than my Crossfit gym. I generally do the 5-3-1 strength training and short metcons at Crossfit as well as volume work at the corporate gym. The issue I have is that my corporate gym is 1.5 hours from home so I feel that I am going to need to add a shake post workout to avoid any catabolism, but wouldn't want to do so if that means becoming chubby again. I currently started eating a "Rise" bar after my workouts. 31 5'7 145 lbs Type 1 diabetic looking to get strong. Eat a very clean autoimmune paleo diet with the exception of eggs, grassfed butter, and kefir. Sleep 8 hours a night. Good blood sugar control.
Currently eating one of these after a workout: http://risebar.com/products/almond-honey/
Any alternatives ?