Conflicting opinions on Protein drink-confused

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    Oct 15, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    I am overweight, 41 yo, started a lose weight while building muscle routine at Gold's 2 mos ago. I know that I will not keep all muscle as I am doing 30 mins of cardio after weight training 3 days/wk and 45 mins cardio off days with calorie deficiency too(about 1800 cals per day), so I was told to take this protein drink(Syntha6) TASTES GREAT!, but it is a slow release protein. Here is how I have been doing it...2 scoops every morn after wake, 2 scoops after workout with weights, 1 scoop after workout with just cardio. My question is, these are 200 cals per scoop and slow release. In your opinions, am I doing it right? My weight loss is slow and I'm not seeing the muscle def that I would like to. Also, my cardio is quite intense. Any ideas as to how to maximize my workouts? Any info would be appreciated. icon_question.gif?
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    Oct 18, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    Slow digesting (casein) protein drinks are great before bed. Or mid-day between lunch and dinner. But you want fast digesting (whey) protein for post-workout. And fast digesting protein for when you wake up.

    After you workout, a higher concentration of blood is flowing to your muscles. So you want to make it easier for your stomach to digest nutrients and feed your muscles while they are still pumped. Upon waking, your body is hungry. It's been "starving" for the past 6 - 8 hours. So you need to feed it quickly.
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    Oct 18, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    Tonync1969 saidMy weight loss is slow and I'm not seeing the muscle def that I would like to.
    Patience is the #1 key to fitness success.
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    Oct 18, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    THANKS GUYS, I APPRECIATE IT!
  • greenland

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    Oct 30, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Also they are a waste of money if the rest of your diet is not up to stratch
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    Oct 30, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    greenland saidAlso they are a waste of money if the rest of your diet is not up to stratch


    Seriously! That is waaaaaay too much protein powder for one day.
    It is just meant to count as a supplement icon_eek.gif for your diet and not your actual diet.
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    Oct 30, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    xrichx saidSlow digesting (casein) protein drinks are great before bed. Or mid-day between lunch and dinner. But you want fast digesting (whey) protein for post-workout. And fast digesting protein for when you wake up.

    After you workout, a higher concentration of blood is flowing to your muscles. So you want to make it easier for your stomach to digest nutrients and feed your muscles while they are still pumped. Upon waking, your body is hungry. It's been "starving" for the past 6 - 8 hours. So you need to feed it quickly.


    xrichx is correct in order to maximize your protein intake at night and repair muscle damage is to take Casein protein at night which is slow digesting but your muscles are looking for repair and growth from your workout. This will ensure that you are still losing weight, but building muscle. And in the morning, I do the same I immediately take a Whey protein shake.
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    Oct 30, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    xrichx saidSlow digesting (casein) protein drinks are great before bed. Or mid-day between lunch and dinner. But you want fast digesting (whey) protein for post-workout. And fast digesting protein for when you wake up.

    After you workout, a higher concentration of blood is flowing to your muscles. So you want to make it easier for your stomach to digest nutrients and feed your muscles while they are still pumped. Upon waking, your body is hungry. It's been "starving" for the past 6 - 8 hours. So you need to feed it quickly.


    Whey protein tastes horrible icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    mnboy said

    Whey protein tastes horrible icon_cry.gif

    Try a different brand. icon_biggrin.gif
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Nov 17, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    It's protein, it's not supposed to taste good. Man up.

    ;)