I'm virtually bedbound and have been gradually putting on weight. I've been trying to go back to sticking better to a long-term diet - which I believe is also known as the "Zone Diet" and similar to the maintenance phase of the Atkins diet - in which you eat meals in which your portion sizes of protein (meat, fish, eggs) are larger than those of carbohydrate (fruit, grains, pulses). The idea is that you don't get an insulin spike from the carbs that would cause you to lay down fat and put on weight. I find I get hungry last thing at night and think that I might try again drinking a protein shake as well as my late night snack because it will be presumably be high in satieity (being mostly protein). I just had a look on Wikipedia and was surprised to see that whey protein is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties and is being looked at in relation to benefits for heart disease and cancer. There's some discussion of glutathione, which I've seen discussed elsewhere on this board. Does anyone have any views on whey protein for PWC? Milk allergies aren't an issue for me but may be for others, of course. I used these protein powders for about six months a couple of years ago without finding any benefit other than probably helping regularise my blood sugar levels. Just curious because of these Wikipedia claims!