ok i like to workout and my brother is a physical trainer so i know what im doing and all. everyone on the internet preaches protein shakes and they do help, they arent a steroid or dangerous, just like a vitamin that contains protein which rebuilds your muscle after working out making you bigger. its 100% healthy. my mom is ignorant on the subject and thinks its horrible for you so i need a way to hide it. it looks like nesquik powder so i was thinking of getting a nesquik thing and then emptying it into it and acting like im making chocolate milk. it was much easier when my brother lived at home cause he is 23 so she cant really tell him what to do and when id get home from school id just take the packet from him room and have it so i wouldnt have to hide. but does anyone else havea good idea? im just scared that my sister will cmoe home for a weekend or something and make some chocolate milk or my mom will need it for some recipe. just looking for some input.
Hiding things from the parents
Well, its not good to hide things :P. Kay anyways, Put the powder in a baggy, open up youre Cd players tape player and voila, the perfect hiding place. Or open youre dresser take out one of the droors(sp?) and put it under that. I also hdie things under the pickguards of my guitars, and in amplifiers. Heh.
Won't they think its coke if they found it....
Im sure he could explain then. Even so..parents never found anything I've hidden. But, thats the point, its a risk you take when going behind your parents back.
it looks like nesquik powder but a little thicker. its black/brown. so you unscrew the pickguard off of your guitar everytime you need to get to this hidden substance? i like the cd player idea and the amp idea isnt bad either.
Just look around your room.. I'm sure their is atleast one really good hiding spot. Just take some time and look.
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my mom is ignorant on the subject
so, why not try to educate her? those protein shakes have an ingredient list. just show it to her.
Alright, I'm not bosting or anything, I just need to give you guys enough enformation so that you know I have credit when I say that protien shakes can be bad for you if misused. I am a major in Bio-Chemistry at a university. If you take in too much protien, the body can react badly on a cellular level. Protien can start do disrupt the potassium pumps in your body, whick lets you create emzimes that burn both fat, and creat muscle. so basically, if you have too much protien in your body, you can screw up your liver and kidneys, and to top it off, all that work you have done to burn fat and build muscle can go down the drain.
Dont get me wrong, Protien is not bad, and in order to hurt your body, you would have to take LARGE amounts of it. Nutritionist say to take your body weight and divide by 2.5 for the amount of protien you can take. be careful going too far over this. Problems can occur when you are getting more than twice the amount recomended for you. for most guys, thats about 150g and above.
good luck with your hiding, parents aren't dumb.
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Lol, I have a LP though aswell, I can just slide things under it, and I also hide things in my acoustic. heh
now i'm reminiscing about where i used to hide my stuff, (pot), way back when. our house was old, built in 1911. the fireplace had this little trap door where you swept the ashes. on the outside of the house, there was a small metal door, connecting you to the "ash trap". you opened it to remove those ashes. this way, you could clean your fireplace without having to cart ashes through the house.
we had two fireplaces, and never used the one with the little trap door. so that's where i hid my pot/papers/pipes i could access it from inside or outside the house, and was never caught.
now, everything else i ever did, damn, caught! it's amazing how much parents know. you think they are clueless, or have never done what you are doing, but i can guarantee you they have or at least know about it. not even 1/100th as naive as you think they are!
I don't have this problem. My parents don't go searching through my stuff. That's what trust is all about :grin:
Guess they haven't caught me hiding anything that they wouldn't want me to have, not that I have any reason to hide anything.
Sorry that your mom doesn't want you to have protein shakes. Here's a tip that might help: get a bunch of info on the net, that is professional and legit, to show your mom that protein shakes aren't harmful. How much protein are you trying to get though, because huge amounts actually isn't good for you. Unless you have a low protein diet I don't see how it should be a problem.
The actual benefit of extra protein is largely psychological, yes, it's true. There's no denying that increasing your protein intake a bit is helpful, but your body can't metabolize excess protein properly, and it's hard on the systems that do that.
Let me tell you something I heard from a teacher of mine, he saw this at the gym he goes to. There were guys who'd sell steroids in the men's locker room, and of course there were people who would buy them. One of the guys was actually selling motor oil (or maybe it was an engine lubricant, not sure exactly), which is pretty sick, but that's how it went. The guys who bought it and used it had improved results in building muscle, and this isn't just one person. They were pumped psychologically that they were getting steroids that would help them to build big muscles, although it was nothing more than motor oil. Of course this wasn't great for their body and a bunch of them wound up having complications like mild internal bleeding and constant bruising, which led to the guy selling the motor oil getting caught. My point in saying this is that taking in huge amounts of protein has the same psychological effect on most people, since your body doesn't actually metabolize most of that excess protein. It shows that a large part of bodybuilding is truly mental and not just physical.
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just do what caliber told you to do, hide it. but instead one day ask your mom to feel your bicep. after she says, "wow you've been working out?" then say, "Yeah lifting protein shakes"
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