Protein Shakes

  • OhioJock

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    Mar 04, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    I want to lose some weight and also increase my muscle tone. I'm working out, both weight training and cardio. My question is if I start drinking protein shakes will this cause me to gain weight or can I use these shakes as a supplement to my diet?
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    Mar 04, 2013 6:06 AM GMT
    Whey protein is essential for bulking or cutting. It is low in calories,fats, carbs,, and high in protein! And don't make the mistake like I did. In skinny fat now because I cut off weight training to my weight loss. Now I have to put on the muscle.
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    Mar 04, 2013 11:27 AM GMT
    Consume less calories than you burn and you will lose weight (ie tone up), still use your whey protein post workout. That way you will lose weight, do your best to maintain muscle (inevitably you will lose a little), and give you that lean toned look.
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    Mar 06, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    OhioJock saidI want to lose some weight and also increase my muscle tone. I'm working out, both weight training and cardio. My question is if I start drinking protein shakes will this cause me to gain weight or can I use these shakes as a supplement to my diet?


    No: it won't. Not by itself.

    Protein is incredibly difficult to store as fat.

    Fat storage will be determined by your carbohydrate intake.
  • RSnSD

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    Mar 06, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    If you are looking for protein shakes that are lower in calories/carbs but still pack in a good amount of protein, the Premiere Protein RTD shakes from Costco are a good choice. Box of 18 for $25

    http://premierprotein.com/product/chocolate-shake/

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  • ytOwen

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    Mar 12, 2013 9:17 AM GMT
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  • Medjai

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    Mar 12, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Unintended saidAny excess caloric intake, be it from proteins, fats or carbs will cause weight gain.


    In this case, the weight will most likely be gained as muscle, which will in turn support fat loss. This may cause a net gain in weight, but an overall BFP reduction, which is desirable.
  • Boxing01

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    Mar 13, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    Jumping on the back of this thread - Have just started to use protein shake into my diet and working out but tad unclear how much should take as says 60g per day but doesn't tell you with how much liquid etc. made a few and one either to watery so don't feel getting any of the benefits or too thick shake and tastes bloody awful!

    When at gym see gyms with their bottles half full with protein powder which seems a little excessive for 60g

    Any tips would b great

    Cheers
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    Mar 13, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    I have gained fat from using protein shakes. I added protein shakes to my diet, when what I really should have done is replaced some of the carb I was eating with the protein shakes. You have to find the right balance for your body and your level of fitness.

    There's a protein calculator on Bodybuilding.com. I'm not sure how reliable it is and whether it is really appropriate for non-bodybuilders. There are a wide variety of recommendations about how much protein someone should consume.
  • Boxing01

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    Mar 13, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI have gained fat from using protein shakes. I added protein shakes to my diet, when what I really should have done is replaced some of the carb I was eating with the protein shakes. You have to find the right balance for your body and your level of fitness.

    There's a protein calculator on Bodybuilding.com. I'm not sure how reliable it is and whether it is really appropriate for non-bodybuilders. There are a wide variety of recommendations about how much protein someone should consume.


    Cheers will check it out and see what it says