Question about Protein shakes and Breakfast

  • pairatime

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    Mar 09, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    So my question is this, my friend is taking Protein shakes every morning but we were talking and the question came up is it better to have a normal breakfast or the shake? Does it matter? He’s trying to bulk up it that makes a difference, he workouts three days one off, repeat. I looked on the net and here but I didn’t see anything that answered that question. Help please
  • UncleverName

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    Mar 09, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    www.bodybuilding.com has tons of articles on protein. Some of the articles are even good icon_smile.gif

    If your friend is actually eating enough calories, and getting enough protein, it probably doesn't matter either way.
    For me, I tend to eat solid food in the morning, because I have the time to prepare it. Protein shakes I reserve for when I'm in a rush, or can't stomach food and want to get the extra calories/protein in, or before I go to sleep.
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    Mar 09, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    It depends on how often he wants to supplement his protein intake...

    The most important time and the best time to take protein is right after a workout.. the muscle will uptake protein readily at this time

    If you want to take it twice a day...at bedtime should be included


    If you want to take it more than twice a day, you can take protein upon awakening and before exercise.....this is sort of how bodybuilding.com recommends it

    I'm no longer obsessed at my age; so I just take it after I exercise
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    Mar 09, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    Intake of protein before a workout is very important. It provides the necessary macronutrients the muscles need during the tearing down phase of the workout. The form (whey protein shake or otherwise) is not as importnat as long as the alternate is low fat.
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    Mar 09, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Protein shakes have been working for me but not those muscle milk supplements types. i make one from real ingredients it is a meal and a half.

    4 - heaping tablespoon cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tablespoon smooth peanut butter
    2 - tablespoon Fig Pep
    8 - oz frozen fruit- blackberries,blueberries etc.
    1/2 - banana
    2 - scoops Trader Joe's Whey protein power.
    8 - oz Chocolate Almond Milk
  • pairatime

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    Mar 10, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    thank you all, this should help and I'll check out the site, thanks