Best time for protein intake

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    Feb 03, 2017 9:10 PM GMT
    I take protein supplement (ie whey protein) right after I get through working out. However, I have wondered if it would be better if I spread out that protein intake from supplements, say some right after the workout, then some later on, say in the evening, in order to give my body the most effective way to build muscle? I guess another way of saying it is it better to spike up ones' body's protein levels right after a work out or to strive for a more stable, consistent protein level throughout the day and after a workout? I do have a pretty good diet (more carbs than I probably should eat), but I do not eat much meat.
    Thank you for any insights.
  • dreamcock

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    Feb 04, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
    I drink 30 gm after breakfast each morning (oatmeal blueberries and turkey bacon) and I drink 60 gm after I workout.
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    Feb 04, 2017 8:10 PM GMT
    I got your protein right here... Hahaha
  • stratavos

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    Feb 04, 2017 10:40 PM GMT
    from what I understand, you're doing it right in the first place, though having some protein before bed isn't the worst thing to do either.
  • metta

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    Feb 05, 2017 7:45 AM GMT
    I think it depends on the type of protein.

    For example, I have read that it is good to take Casein protein in the evening because the body digests is slowly.
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    Feb 07, 2017 4:47 PM GMT
    metta saidI think it depends on the type of protein.

    For example, I have read that it is good to take Casein protein in the evening because the body digests is slowly.


    Thanks, that makes sense; I don't want my body to convert any extra protein to fat, I have enough of a problem trying to keep the fat off of my body. It does seem like slower digestion would help to keep that from happening.
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    Mar 04, 2017 3:02 PM GMT
    A quick protein like whey with a carb is the best for post-workout. Even better is a combination of fast medium and slow proteins with a carb post-workout. Using casein at bed time avoids catbolism while you sleep.