Talk to me about Protein!

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    Jul 28, 2015 3:00 AM GMT
    Does it make a difference if you consume a lot of protein right away (i.e. protein shake right after you workout) versus spread out during the day (Small amounts of protein over various meals)?
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    Jul 28, 2015 7:30 AM GMT
    Spread it out. You can google this for all the whys.
  • NealJohn

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    Jul 28, 2015 12:31 PM GMT
    Don't overdo it with whey protein. Your kidneys really can't stand the strain of more than 30 grams a sitting - solid protein from animal and plant sources is not a problem. A protein shake after work out is ideal. But make sure you're buying quality protein, definitely from grass fed cows. And no artificial sweeteners or additives.
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    Jul 29, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
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    Jul 29, 2015 1:08 AM GMT
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  • jjguy05

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    Jul 29, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
    NealJohn saidDon't overdo it with whey protein. Your kidneys really can't stand the strain of more than 30 grams a sitting...


    And old wives' tale that's repeated over and over again.

    willular saidDoes it make a difference if you consume a lot of protein right away (i.e. protein shake right after you workout) versus spread out during the day (Small amounts of protein over various meals)?


    You definitely want protein at least immediately after lifting, along with a fast-digesting carb.

    But also take in protein throughout the day.
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    Jul 29, 2015 12:59 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
    NealJohn saidDon't overdo it with whey protein. Your kidneys really can't stand the strain of more than 30 grams a sitting...


    And old wives' tale that's repeated over and over again.

    willular saidDoes it make a difference if you consume a lot of protein right away (i.e. protein shake right after you workout) versus spread out during the day (Small amounts of protein over various meals)?


    You definitely want protein at least immediately after lifting, along with a fast-digesting carb.

    But also take in protein throughout the day.


    this is kind of what i figured; but wanted to double check with you guys. thanks!
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jul 29, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    NealJohn saidDon't overdo it with whey protein. Your kidneys really can't stand the strain of more than 30 grams a sitting - solid protein from animal and plant sources is not a problem. A protein shake after work out is ideal. But make sure you're buying quality protein, definitely from grass fed cows. And no artificial sweeteners or additives.


    You're not going to injure your kidneys with over 30 grams of protein, but it's probably not going to be bioavailable and you'll just pass it without it ever being absorbed.

    Better than a protein shake is actual food with good carbs, too (e.g., big homemade turkey sandwich).

    You DON'T need to buy fancy protein powder. Whey protein is just a byproduct of the process of making cheese; it's food production waste product that they throw chocolate flavoring into and jack up the price 500%.
  • MarvelClimber

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    Jul 30, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    I had a doctor warn me about protein powders affecting your kidneys while on Truvada. She didn't get into acceptable dosage, but I would definitely be cautious about supplements and supplantents. Best to go with real food after a workout.
  • Goodluckyman

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    Jul 30, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    MarvelClimber saidI had a doctor warn me about protein powders affecting your kidneys while on Truvada. She didn't get into acceptable dosage, but I would definitely be cautious about supplements and supplantents. Best to go with real food after a workout.


    I have tried to avoid supplements just as a matter of choice. I use real food. I know it is going to be slower for me in the short time but that is the price to pay.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jul 30, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
    MarvelClimber saidI had a doctor warn me about protein powders affecting your kidneys while on Truvada. She didn't get into acceptable dosage, but I would definitely be cautious about supplements and supplantents. Best to go with real food after a workout.


    Well, there are animal studies on excess protein and organ damage, but the amount required to damage organs goes way over what even pro bodybuilders intake. Extrapolated to humans it'd be like 20 chicken breasts worth of protein a day.
  • Goodluckyman

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    Jul 30, 2015 8:31 PM GMT
    Please allow me to ask a follow up question. Is it best to feed after or before gyming or it doesn't matter?....and regarding water, sipping water in the process versus drinking alot at once at the beginning and end- which is recommended?
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    Jul 30, 2015 8:52 PM GMT
    Goodluckyman saidPlease allow me to ask a follow up question. Is it best to feed after or before gyming or it doesn't matter?....and regarding water, sipping water in the process versus drinking alot at once at the beginning and end- which is recommended?
    Try it each way and figure out which way works best for you.

    Personally I mix it up, and hardly ever do the same thing twice in a row.