ah cheers for the link KPj, i think i need to start supplementing because i don't always have time to eat, for example i'm not a morning person (to put it mildly, I'm like a different person entirely when I'm just up - not nice) so if i could knock up an MRP for breakfast then that'd be helpful.
just had a look at that site, looks pretty decent. That stuff you recommended looks like exactly what I'm looking for: 500 odd calories and 50 grams of protein? Sounds pretty perfect to me. Beefcake!
It's very handy to have both. I generally try and NOT use them, you know, because it can be easy to fall into a habbit and get lazy, drinking loads of shakes per day. The tub of just Whey lasts me ages because I don't use it much. The MRP doesn't because I normally have it PW. I also have it as a "oh s**t is that the time! Breakfast". Deffinitly handy for that.
5 scoops of the MRP is a BIG shake. That's what I have, generally. It's 50g protein, 50g carbs. I wouldn't recommend you dive straight in and have the 5 scoops. We have a friend training with us, complete beginner. He just comes in with me and my training partner (we all grew up together). After it, when we were mixing up the shakes, he said, "i'll have a shake as well then, how many scoops do I put in?". Without thinking, I said, "5". half an hour later he could barely move, felt very sick. It was clearly too much. Foolish of me to say such a thing, you know, but, it was a lesson well learned.
He was fine with 3 scoops though. I never started with 5 scoops, I just kept trying to sneak in calories wherever I could, so my PW shake was getting bigger and bigger.
It is strange that it recommends so much for one serving. if you get it, try 3 scoops first, and make sure it sits ok.