Protein shake or no?

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    Dec 29, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    Ive gained a little bad weight and want to lose maybe 5 pounds of fat but keep gaining muscle mass. Should I continue to drink protein shakes after workin out if Ive gotten fat? haha

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    Dec 29, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    ACarrington saidIve gained a little bad weight and want to lose maybe 5 pounds of fat but keep gaining muscle mass. Should I continue to drink protein shakes after workin out if Ive gotten fat? haha

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    I'll venture that most replies will say yes. In fact, protein shakes and "meal replacement shakes" can help you bring down your weight, giving you the needed protein as well as the appetite suppressant but also the lower caloric value.

    More cardio, clean food, and weight training. I'll venture that.
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    as long as you're not drinking the shakes as an end in itself kinda way...all you need after a workout is 20-25 g. I try to take prot shakes because I know I'm not gettin enough in my daily nutrition to compensate for the weight lifting.
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    Dec 29, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    Dude...you need to feed them muscles....drink it with water instead of milk....you'll be golden....BUD
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    Dec 29, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    No. I don't waste my money. It's hard enough to stay lean. Have a glass of skim milk or chocolate skim (or choc soy) with extra dry milk powder and you have the same as a protein shake. I only increase the amount I have if it was a particularly grueling workout like something more than I do normally/cardio.

    If you're going to eat dinner after your workout or a regular meal, skip it altogether. Overeating and eating when you just ate a lot of calories (like in a protein shake) is what made you gain fat. Either that or you've stopped growing into an adult and your basal metabolic rate went down, which is also possible.
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    Absolutely, you have to drink a protein shake immediately after your workout, use one with zero or low carbs and fat.
    Keep in mind you won't lose weight if you want to gain more muscle
    Go for low intensity cardio for 45 minutes 2-3 times a week, the first 20 minutes your body will burn carbs and after that it'll start burning fat.

    Good luck.
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:33 AM GMT
    Totally agree with the statement about clean eating and cardio.

    I went on a strict vegetarian diet for only a few weeks and kept to my normal workout routine. Saw DRAMATIC improvements in my overall physique especially in fat reduction. You dont have to eat organic like i was, but just eating so many clean, healthy vegetables, fruits and grains along with my normal protein shakes/mass gainers - lowered my body fat percentage and kept my muscle gains and growth up.

    Also, cutting dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, creamers and ice cream will also cause your body to become more toned.

    Try it for 2 weeks and see how it affects you icon_biggrin.gif