Kate Gosselin: I Feed My Twins Protein Shakes — But Experts Say This Could Be Bad!

Mon, April 11, 2011 4:29pm EDT by 14 Comments

We know Kate is a health nut — but could her yummy breakfast option for her 10-year-old girls actually hurt them? We spoke to two experts who warn it may not be the best way for kids to start the day!

Is Kate Gosselin – a busy mom-of-eight — cutting corners with her eldest daughters Cara and Mady Gosselin? Kate took to her Twitter on April 10 to tell her fans what she eats for breakfast and that she gives her girls protein shakes.

“I eat fiber cereal & skim milk/coffee. Also, I make AM protein shakes for my 10-year-olds for breakfast & have one too occasionally.”

HollyBaby.com was a little surprised – and we learned that although protein is important part of any kid’s diet, shake sin the morning could instill bad habits in the girls!

“Kate’s protein shakes can be a delicious, healthy, fast, fun way in which to provide her children with the protein and vitamins that their growing bodies need,” says nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, creator of The F-Factor Diet. “But teaching your kids from an early age to ‘drink your calories’ — obesity is growing at overwhelming proportions — the last thing we want is to have our kids learn bad habits such as drinking your calories [such as juices, colas, and sugary beverages].”

It’s certainly better than serving kids sugary cereals, dense bagels, or sweetened breakfast bars. The problem with these foods: they often contain no protein, which is critical for kids to grow and repair muscle and tissue. Protein also can provide energy when carbohydrates are not available.

Keri Glassman, an NYC dietician and founder of NutritiousLife.com, agrees with Tanya. Keri doesn’t see why kids should drink protein shakes unless instructed by a doctor. And it’s difficult to know which protein supplement to buy.

“Protein shakes for children are usually not necessary unless there is a specific reason, such as failure to thrive,” Keri says. “Aside from kids not needing additional protein, many are filled with artificial ingredients such as artificial sweeteners. Too much protein can be taxing on the kidneys and rob your body of other important nutrients.”

What do you think, HollyMoms? Should Kate be serving protein shakes to the twins?

— Chloe Melas

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eagle

Posted at 8:07 AM on April 25, 2011  

Isn’t Kate too hung over to get up with the kids most mornings? That’s what the nanny gets to do. The protein shakes sound like a weird thing to serve sedentary kids; and one of them is getting heavy like Kate. Maybe it’s just puberty, maybe it’s unfortunate genetics, maybe it’s the protein shakes.

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TVSnark

Posted at 8:30 PM on April 13, 2011  

There was a show with the kids were drooling over bacon. I think they were on vacation or something. Anyway – If I was Kate I’d feed the kids more bacon because they certainly enjoyed it that episode….unless it was only for the camera and the viewers.

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Twitterdedum

Posted at 6:52 PM on April 13, 2011  

The tangled webs this woman tweets!

Her legs in this picture make her look like a man who is cross-dressing.

As far as the protein shakes. The only ideas kate is putting out there are PR instructed or dumb ideas to try to get her a clothing line, or a fitness endorsement.

She tweeted 650 tweets in less then a week and then lost 100,000 viewers on tweetment day.

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sharon

Posted at 11:28 PM on April 12, 2011  

Who knows what kind of protein drink Kate is giving to her 10yr. olds. She is a moron AND a liar.

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Starz22

Posted at 4:04 AM on April 13, 2011  

OMG this isnt true.kate herself says that she is the one up with the kids making the morning meal.She goes through 2 dozen eggs…3 boxes of cereal…2 loafs of bread…bags of bagles…and 2 gallons of organic milk every day! OH wait…thats right…kate is a liar.How do we know that? Her lips are moving!

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Break her fingers

Posted at 7:23 PM on April 11, 2011  

How could she possibly have time to make a more substantial breakfast? She can’t get off Twitter long enough.
Imagine the $#!t Jon would get if he blasted off 600 tweets in a week.

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me

Posted at 9:24 PM on April 11, 2011  

her nannies probably make them for the girls, they are quick and easy, that is so the kids are out the door faster so she can tweet!

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I hate lies

Posted at 7:11 PM on April 11, 2011  

Hey Bonnie?

How can a supposed “full time mom of 8″ have the time to tweet over 500 tweets in her first week being on Twitter?

For contrast Nicole Richie has been on twitter 2-3 years and only has 2000 tweets.

Also is it true that Kate made Google Earth Streetview remove a pic of her and Steve kissing in her car while they were waiting for a green light around Reading?

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gbtw

Posted at 8:03 PM on April 11, 2011  

haha… that google thing is priceless. no, of course it’s not true.

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i lie sometimes

Posted at 8:32 PM on April 13, 2011  

if i had a body guard that looked like steve – you’d prolly find pics of me kissing him too! he’s FINE!

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read up u stupid sheep

Posted at 6:01 PM on April 11, 2011  

who cares. when is one of her deranged sheep gonna take her out?

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Krystal

Posted at 5:46 PM on April 11, 2011  

Omg! Look! 50 say yes & 50 say no! Of course I really don’t care! I picked yes..

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Krystal

Posted at 5:44 PM on April 11, 2011  

Omg! Look! 50 say yes & 50 say no! Of course I really don’t care! I picked yes.

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steff17

Posted at 8:25 PM on April 11, 2011  

YES Kate does look 50!!!! OMG what happened to “I do the full deal” breakfast is eggs, cereal, toast, french toast etc, This woman is so full of herself, she actually believes her own lies. Looks like your toast now Katie Poo, your show is tanking big time….LOL LOL LOL

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